FAQs

Great Dublin Bike Ride FAQ’s

How much is the entry fee?
60K =€33pp
100K = €50pp

What do we get for our entry fee?
All finishers will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride medal, goodie bag, refreshments at food stops along the route and at finish line. All entries will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top.

Can I get my event number posted (bib number & top)?
If you do not wish to attend pre-registration you can opt to have your bike number sent to you by post for €5. Packet posting can be added when registering to enter the event online.

Will there be a Great Dublin Bike Ride jersey or gilet?
Yes, there will be a premium cycling jersey and Gillet available to purchase during registration for an additional cost.

The Great Dublin Bike Ride limited edition short sleeve jersey (€39.95) has been designed with all cyclists in mind. It has a classic comfortable fit and is constructed from highly breathable polyester and lycra fabric’s which promote the wicking of sweat when the pressure is on. It has a full length zip and comes with 3 rear pockets as standard with plenty of space for nutrition, tools or your packable jacket.

• Comfortable fit
• Lycra sleeve with a soft band for comfort
• Breathable technical fabric developed for a comfortable feel while cycling at any level
• Non-restrictive allowing complete freedom of movement
• 3 rear pockets
• Silicon waist band

The Great Dublin Bike Ride Limited Edition Gilet (€49.95) is an outer layer designed to be worn over your jersey or can act as a mid layer for extra warmth on the wetter cooler days. It is constructed from a combination of windproof membrane on the front, with a mesh fabric on the rear for extra breathability. For added visibility it has a reflective piping strip positioned across the shoulder blades.

When is registration closed?
Registration will close when we reach the first 6,000 participants or on Sunday, September 17th 2017.

Will there be a finishers medal?
Yes

Is there a charity element to the Great Dublin Bike Ride?
The Great Dublin Bike Ride is not a charity event however we recognise that some participants may like to raise money for various charities.
While there is no obligation to raise money for charity, for participants that want to use this event to fundraise, they can do so by contacting the relevant charity directly or through third party vendors such www.everydayhero.com/ie or www.justgiving.com

What happens when I register?
When you have registered on the website you will receive an email confirming your successful registration

When do I get my event number?
Your event number will be allocated at the sign on process in Smithfield. You must bring your email confirmation with you to the event sign on, as indicated below, at this point you will receive your event number, goodie bag and exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride top.
I entered online but did not receive my confirmation email?
Your confirmation email might be in your junk folder, if not please contact info@greatdublinbikeride.ie.

How do I know if I will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride tech t-shirt?
All participants will receive an exclusive Great Dublin Bike Ride tech t-shirt.

When do I get my Great Dublin Bike Ride tech t-shirt?
You will receive your Great Dublin Bike Ride tech t-shirt when you collect your event number at the sign on process in Smithfield. All t-shirt sizes are given out on a first come first served basis.

Is there a max capacity?
Yes, 6,000 participants

Can I transfer/refund my event entry?
No, all entries are non refundable and non transferable.

Where are the food stops located?
We have 3 food stops along the course,
Swords (60K route)
Naul (100K route)
National Sports Arena (60K and 100K routes)

Can you turn up and register on the day or do you have to do it in advance on the website?
Entries will only be accepted in advance through the website, which will close 1 week before the event.

Where and when do I sign on and collect my event pack?
Pack collection will be open at the following dates and times:

• Thursday, 21st September – Smithfield, Dublin
o 16:00 – 20:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt
• Friday, 22nd September – Smithfield, Dublin
o 16:00 – 20:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt
• Saturday, 23rd September – Smithfield, Dublin
o 10:00 – 16:00 Sign on and collection of bib numbers and jersey/t-shirt

At sign on you will receive a goodie bag containing a jersey/T-shirt (allocated by size on a first come first serve basis) and your number pack. The number pack will contain:
1. 1 x jersey number/bib and pins,
2. 1 x handlebar number and cable ties
3. 1 x wrist band number
4. 1 x baggage label

These numbers must be affixed and worn at all times during the event. You will not be allowed access the start pens without your properly affixed and positioned start number.

Can someone else collect my pack and event number?
Yes, as long as they have your confirmation email.

Can I collect multiple event packs?
Once you have individual confirmation emails for all participants.

Is the event chip timed?
No, this is a non timed event. All participants are recommended to have an appropriate level of fitness for the event.

Will the route be marked / signposted?
Yes

Can I start somewhere else on the route?
For safety reasons all participants must start from the designated start line.

What equipment do I need?
Participants must supply their own bike and helmet, which needs to be fully road worthy and in good working order.

Are helmets compulsory?
Yes

The Following Bicycles are NOT Permitted
• Fixed wheel with no brakes
• Time Trial bicycles
• Unicycles
• Towed Trailers
• Trailer Bicycles
• Electrically assisted pedal cycles
• Fixed wheel with only a front brake
• Handcycles
• Quad cycles
• Child carriers
• Cargo bicycles

Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle.

Unconventional handlebars, including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars or bars without bar-end plugs fitted.

Is medical assistance available?
Full medical assistance will be available at the start/finish line and at food stops. Mobile assistance will also be travelling the route.

What if I get a puncture, do I need to bring my own spare tubes/puncture repair kit?
Yes, you will need to bring your own spare tyre tubes and be able to fix your own punctures. Services crews will be on hand around the route however to assist.

Will there be mechanical assistance on the day?
Yes, there will be fixed and mobile mechanical assistance on the day

What do I do if I encounter a medical emergency?
Bring the accident to the attention of the nearest volunteer, Garda or moto marshal so that they can record details and relay back to event control.

Do I need to bring food and water with me?
You should bring at least one full water bottle which you can top up at any of the food stations. It is advisable to bring some bars and eat little and often. There will be plenty of opportunity to stop along the way.

Will there be food and entertainment at the end?
Yes – more details to follow.

Will there be a lost and found section?
Yes, there will be one at the Finish Line in Smithfield.

Where can I park?
Car parking has been arranged and all participants can, on a first come first serve basis use:

Q-Park Stephens Green Car Park
Parking Garage
2 York St
Cost €6 – All day (You must book online to avail of this offer, visit www.q-park.ie and use the promo code BIKE to activate the discount)
Open 24 hours

Parking is available at Q-Park Four Courts with entrance off Ushers Quay, behind Topaz forecourt at a reduced rate of €4 for 24 hours parking. Please note Q-Park Four Courts closes from 11pm – 6am and vehicles wishing to exit between these times will be charged a call-out fee.

Q-Park Four Courts
15-21 Usher’s Quay
Dublin 8
Cost €4 – All day (You must book online to avail of this offer, visit www.q-park.ie and use the promo code BIKE to activate the discount)
Open 24hrs

The above parking offers are only available through pre-booking your parking and are not available at the car park of the day of the event.
To avail of these offers please book online via the link to the Q-Park website. Select Dublin Q-Park Stephens Green or Dublin Q-Park Four Courts the 24 Hour Parking Product and use the promo code : BIKE to activate the discount.

Fleet Street
Dublin 2
Cost €10 – All day (You must pay at the cash office stating you are part of the Great Dublin Bike Ride)
Open 24hrs

When will packs be posted out?
Packs will begin to be posted out 7 days before the event

How do I know what wave I am in?
Waves are based on a first come first serve bases.

Start time for first wave?
8am

Start location?
Smithfield Plaza

Is there shower facilities?
No there is no shower facilities

Is there a waiting list for 60km?
No the 60km is sold out and all entries are non-refundable and non-transferable

For more information please contact: info@greatdublinbikeride.ie