BIKE2BOFIN

TAKE PART IN THE BIKE-2-BOFIN

Date: Saturday 12th October 2019

BIKE-2-BOFIN is an annual 90k charity cycle from Galway city winding through stunning Connemara scenery to the port of Cleggan and the ferry for beautiful Inishbofin island.

This fun event, which is open to cyclist of all levels, is both challenging and unique, with the option of an overnight stay on Inishbofin to enjoy some island ceol and craic.

Full support will be available on the day to all cyclists, with a sweeper vehicle, a luggage support vehicle and a food van.


Cyclists are welcome to participate in either route option:

  • 90k Route…Galway-Moycullen-Oughterard-Maam-Recess-Clifden-Cleggan-Inishbofin (ferry crossing from Cleggan to Inishbofin).
  • 45k Route…Cycling group regroup at Maam Cross refreshment stop, where cyclists participating in the shorter route will join the group.  Maam-Recess-Clifden-Cleggan-Inishbofin (ferry crossing from Cleggan to Inishbofin).
 

This cycle is in support of local charity Down Syndrome Galway (www.downsyndromegalway.ie). Since its inaugural in 2013, the event has raised €150k, a staggering achievement for all involved. 100% of monies raised will fund speech and language, education and social services for children and adults in County Galway.

FUNDRAISING

The primary purpose of BIKE-2-BOFIN is for all participants to approach the event in an enthusiastic manner and enjoy a worthwhile endeavour.  We ask that participants raise or donate a minimum of €120 (excluding registration fee), via one of the following options:

A) Sponsorship Card…card and monies to be returned to a committee member at registration on the morning of the cycle.

B) www.idonate.ie Fundraising Page…to set up your own fundraising page through our iDonate BIKE-2-BOFIN 2019 event page click on 100% of monies raised by each participant will support the vital work by the charity.

 

About BIKE-2-BOFIN 2019

90k ROUTE: GALWAY-CLEGGAN-INISHBOFIN

  • Cycling group to meet at St Mary’s College, St Mary’s Road Galway at 8am on Saturday 12th of October.
  • 90k route…Galway-Moycullen-Oughterard-Maam-Recess-Clifden-Cleggan.
  • There will be a scheduled stop at Peacocks Hotel (approx. half-way point) for refreshments and food.
  • Full support will be available on the day to all cyclists, with a sweeper vehicle, a luggage support vehicle and a food van.
  • Arrival in Cleggan and ferry at 4 pm to Inishbofin for a night of ceol and craic!
  • 7pm after party buffet dinner and live music at the Dolphin Hotel.

45k ROUTE: MAAM CROSS-CLEGGAN-INISHBOFIN

  • Cycling group to regroup at Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross, where cyclists participating in the shorter route will join the group.
  • 45k route…Maam-Recess-Clifden-Cleggan
  • Full support will be available on the day to all cyclists, with a sweeper vehicle, a luggage support vehicle and a food van.
  • Arrival in Cleggan and ferry at 4 pm to Inishbofin for a night of ceol and craic
  • 7pm after party buffet dinner and live music at the Dolphin Hotel.

 

 


ACCOMMODATION

A variety of accommodation is available on Inishbofin, however it is essential that participants book their own accommodation prior to the event. Please visit http://www.inishbofin.com

for a full list of hotels, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and hostel options and general island information.

 For additional information, contact Pat Coyne 087 2850812.

  • For those staying overnight, bags can be dropped off at St Mary’s College for the luggage van on the morning of the cycle.

NB…Cyclists who do NOT require an overnight stay on Inishbofin must organise their own transport back to Galway from Cleggan on Saturday 12th October, as there will only be an organised bus from Cleggan to Galway on Sunday 13th October. For additional information please contact 087 9034664. 

For those not traveling onto Inishbofin, please phone 087 6448277 for further information prior to registering for BIKE-2-BOFIN 2019


RETURN TO GALWAY (CYCLISTS & BIKES
)

  • A reserved secure area will be allocated for participants’ bikes at Cleggan. Bikes will be safely transported back to Galway and arrangement will be made for bikes to be collected from St Mary’s College on Sunday 13th October.
  • Sunday 13th October, return ferry departs Inishbofin at 10.45am, followed by bus back to Galway.


SAFETY

  • A safety statement has been prepared for the event and will be acknowledged by each participant prior to the cycle. Remember…NO HELMET…NO CYCLE


REGISTRATION

  • Registration fee for the 90k/45k cycle is €60 p/p (non-refundable) 
  • Registration fee includes : entry fee to 90k/45k – race pack & event t-shirt – food/refreshments stops en route – return ferry to Inishbofin – dinner/buffet plus entertainment on the Saturday night – bus and transport of bikes to Galway on the Sunday.
  • There will be NO registration on the day of the cycle, all cyclists must register online at  www.njuko.net to participate in the event.  


Following the success of the previous BIKE-2-BOFIN and early registration is advisable. Event is capped at 150 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment.  

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