Clonakilty’s annual Bicycle Festival is pedalling into action from June 11 to 14 with a series of events for bike-lovers young and old all across town. Now in its fourth year, ClonBikeFest is all about two-wheeled fun, celebrating all the things bicycles bring us — health, wellbeing, adventure, and a wonderful way to enjoy the highways and byways of West Cork with friends and family.
This year’s festival events include some old favourites such as the hugely popular ‘Meals on Wheels’ and ‘Family Bike Hullaballoo’ in Emmett Square, as well as some new features such as a bicycle inspired art exhibition, a Bike-ku Haiku poetry project, and a hands-on workshop to make your own stylish hi-vis and rainproof clothes.
The festival is being launched on the evening of June 11 with a party at O’Donovan’s hotel, which will also feature the grand launch of Clonakilty’s new Community Bicycle Scheme, the first rural bike scheme in Ireland, so cycle on down at 7pm in your finest attire for a celebratory lap of the town!
Full details of events at www.clonakiltybicyclefestival.org.
Thursday,June 11: Launch party/Cycle-in Cinema for the new Clonakilty Community Bicycle Scheme (O’Donovan’s Venue)
Friday, June 12: Meals on Wheels lite 4.30pm-8pm; Bicycle Shorts: Plays and Poems – 8pm.
Saturday, June 13: Family Bicycle Hullaballoo – Emmet Square 11am; Hi Vis/Rainwear making workshop 2pm; Opening of Bicycle Art Exhibition 7pm
Sunday, June 14: Cycle-to- Sand Circle at Inchydoney 11am; Bike-ku Haiku 2pm; Courtmacsherry Fish Supper cycle 4pm; Blow-out party with Harry Bird and The Rubber Wellies, De Barra’s 9.30pm
All weekend there is an exhibition of bike art in the Community Arts Centre.