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Great Dublin Bike Ride - Sunday 13th September **no entry requests/offers**

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭ jon1981


    quoted here: http://greatdublinbikeride.ie/great-dublin-bike-ride-launched/

    Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke said:

    “I am delighted to welcome the first Great Dublin Bike Ride. This is a great opportunity for cyclists to take in the incredible scenic routes we have in Dublin and be part of a great event which we hope will attract up to 5,000 participants. This is an opportunity to showcase Dublin and our sports facilities.”


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    Eamonnator wrote: »
    Just in case anybody is misled by some posts here, the 100k route is NOT flat.

    Nor is it all in Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭ jon1981


    Nor is it all in Dublin.

    Technically you could argue the "Greater Dublin Area:

    Dublin city
    Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
    South Dublin
    Fingal
    Meath
    Kildare
    Wicklow



    http://www.rpg.ie/greater-dublin.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭ martyc5674


    jon1981 wrote: »
    i think the issue is, for 40 euro, you do expect some sort of entertainment , whether its a beer/food stand or whatever. If the price was lower, I wouldn't expect it.

    I totally agree..But if i want to go see a band...i go see a band and pay for it there etc etc.

    But theres so many things tagged onto these that the cycling is becoming almost secondary..like they have to lure people in with the promise of some tasty burger, that will taste better after youve done 100K.

    Its like the events are trying to compete with each other... bit like weddings!
    Marty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,460 ✭✭✭ mcgratheoin


    What's the deal with the weird little detour into the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭ check_six


    What's the deal with the weird little detour into the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown?

    Food stop? Hard to tell!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭ jon1981


    check_six wrote: »
    Food stop? Hard to tell!

    Food stop at ~90k of a 100k cycle :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,369 ✭✭✭ Thud


    What's the deal with the weird little detour into the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown?
    This:
    jon1981 wrote: »
    This is an opportunity to showcase Dublin and our sports facilities.”

    I think the Irish sport council are based out there


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,690 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    What's the deal with the weird little detour into the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown?

    Some of the roads around there are actually quite good I discovered recently while making a wrong turn from kilbride


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭ check_six


    jon1981 wrote: »
    Food stop at ~90k of a 100k cycle :D

    Better late than never! Sure, you'd be starving by then, no dodgy grub would be left behind!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,448 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    I reckon I'll sign up for it, would have liked to see more of South Dublin and a lap of Howth


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Blackrock Reporter


    It sounds like a bit of fun. Will give it a go.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 499 ✭✭ Shep_Dog


    iancairns wrote: »

    More news to come but for now see website www.greatdublinbikeride.ie and
    Social Pages
    Facebook - www.greatdublinbike.ie
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/DublinBikeRide


    Flyer link below (Sorry can't figure out how to show properly in post!
    http://imgur.com/gallery/Vq6pAMV
    Why is there no privacy statement on the website, and, no Irish-language option either?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Blackrock Reporter


    Did this event run last year ? If so were the routes the same ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭ jon1981


    Shep_Dog wrote: »
    Why is there no privacy statement on the website, and, no Irish-language option either?

    :rolleyes: seriously...I forgot about about all those Irish only speakers out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ iancairns


    Did this event run last year ? If so were the routes the same ?

    This is the first year of the event.

    Here are some answers to peoples questions on here, there will be an FAQ section on the website ASAP.

    Thanks again guys.

    What do we get for our entry fee
    All finishers will receive a medal, we will provide 3 refreshment stops and the first 1000 entries will receive a jersey.
     
    Will there be a finisher medal
    Yes
     
    Is there a charity involved?
    No, we have no nominated charity but you are free to raise money for your own charity
     
    Is there a max capacity?
    Yes, 5000 participants
     
    Are/Where are Food stops?
    We have 3 food stops along the course,
    • Swords
    • Garristown
    • National Sports Arena.
                                                      
    Will there be road closures?
    The event will have partial road closures in the city.
     
    What's the earliest time you can start?
    Subject to final agreement the event will start at 8:00am with a waved start.
     
    What's the latest time you can start? 
    At the minute the latest time you can start will be 08:24
     
    Will the route be marked/signposted?
    Yes
     
    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. Registration will take the day before the event.
     
    Are helmets compulsory? 
    Yes
     
    What if I get a puncture, do I need to bring my own spare tubes/puncture repair kit?
    Yes, you will need to be able to fix your own punctures but services crews will be on hand.
     
    Will there be food and entertainment at the end?

    Yes

    Where can I park?
    Important information on parking will be posted before the cycle


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,325 ✭✭✭✭ DDC1990


    2nd last FAQ is gold.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ iancairns


    DDC1990 wrote: »
    2nd last FAQ is gold.

    Ha sorry, still waiting for answer back on that, I jumped the gun! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 ✭✭✭ Terry365


    iancairns wrote: »

    What do we get for our entry fee
    All finishers will receive a medal, we will provide 3 refreshment stops and the first 1000 entries will receive a jersey.


    Have 1000 entered already meaning the jerseys are all gone?


  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭ Einstein?


    Just registered, hope jersey option 3 in the poll makes the cut :cool:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭ powerstar


    Just registered now. But I didn't get any info regarding collection of race number etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭ Einstein?


    Same here, I only received a confirmation email about it. We may receive information about this closer to September 13.

    Does 1st place get two medals instead of one? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ Johnny Jukebox


    iancairns wrote: »
    Is there a max capacity?
    Yes, 5000 participants
     

    What's the earliest time you can start?
    Subject to final agreement the event will start at 8:00am with a waved start.
     
    What's the latest time you can start? 
    At the minute the latest time you can start will be 08:24

    I don't think its feasible to dispatch 5000 riders in 24 minutes in an orderly and safe manner.

    The Etape du Tour schedules 1000 riders every 15 minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ iancairns


    Terry365 wrote: »
    Have 1000 entered already meaning the jerseys are all gone?

    No not yet AFAIK


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭ Skrynesaver


    If I was previously a member in cycling Ireland and let my membership lapse, why can't I register as a non-member?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 724 JK.BMC


    iancairns wrote: »
    No not yet AFAIK

    If this thing goes off without a hitch, I think iancairns should get a really big medal

    Good luck with trying to feed, clothe and entertain the 5000


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,520 ✭✭✭ Alek


    Registered my wife for 60k. It will be the longest cycle for her, and a surprise... she needs a new jersey too :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    I've just registered.
    I didn't see anyplace to indicate jersey size.
    Did I miss something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭ irishrover99


    5000 x 40 - no charity = 200000. cha ching for the organisers. over a 100 km course not many marshals will be needed and i'm sure there will be plenty of volunteers.
    5000 cyclists in 24 minutes will make for a slow first 10k.

    the shorter routes would be nice for bringing the younger kids looking to get into cycling


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  • Registered Users Posts: 675 ✭✭✭ dragratchet


    5000 x 40 - no charity = 200000. cha ching for the organisers.

    in fairness, the E40 entry applies only to the 100km route and given the leisure nature of the event id imagine there will be a strong entry for the shorter cheaper route.


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