Two Great Events To Get Families On Their Bikes In Tralee

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Jimmy Deenihan at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

KERRY Recreation & Sports Partnership, in collaboration with local cycling clubs, are inviting families of all ages to participate in the ‘Pedal in The Park’ and ‘Any Bike Will Do’ events in Tralee, part of a series of forthcoming events for National Bike Week.

These events are aimed at getting all the family involved in a cycle in the county’s amenities and encouraging more families to cycle together more often.

Pedal in the Park is now in its eighth year which is made possible through the support of National Bike Week, which this year runs from June 9th to 17th.  In Kerry, many events will take place during the week and month following.

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Pedal in the Park Tralee, in collaboration with the Chain Gang and Kingdom Cycling Clubs, takes place Friday evening June 8th at 7:00pm.

Participants will meet at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre.  There will be two routes depending on the age of the child – 4km for 5 to 8-year olds, cycling along the cycle path into Tralee Town Park and 8km for 9 to 14-year olds, cycling along the canal.

Córa Carrigg, Co-Ordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said that the “Pedal in the Parks gives both young children and adults the opportunity to jointly participate in physical activity while having fun.  And over the years it has been wonderful to see several generations of families taking part in what is ultimately a family fun occasion.”

Just ten days later, another event in Tralee, “Any Bike Will Do Cycle” takes place Monday, June 18 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

The meeting point is close to O’Donnells, on the Mounthawk/Bracker O’Regan Road.  This is a relaxed flat cycle, for those 16+ years, around the town of Tralee in the company of the Chain Gang and Na Gaeil Cycling Clubs.

All one needs is a working bike and helmet. The cycle will take in the various cycle paths around the town as well as a short spin along some of the stunning country lanes between Tralee and Blennerville.

There will be a coffee/tea stop before returning to Tralee, via the newly refurbished cycle-path/walkway close to the canal. A fun and relaxed evening is guaranteed.  Places are limited so registration is essential and early registration is advised to ensure your place.

All information for the events – including times, suggested age ranges and registration – is available on the KRSP website,

Further afield, Pedal in the Park Listowel, in collaboration with Finuge Freewheelers and Kerry Crusaders Cycling Clubs, takes place Sunday morning June 10th at 11:00am with a meeting point of Listowel Community Centre.

The route will be in Listowel Town Park, presenting a choice of two distances – 2.5km for 5 to 8-year olds and 7km for 9 to 14-year olds.

Pedal in the Park Killarney, in collaboration with Killarney Cycling Club and the Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee, takes place Friday evening July 6th at 7:00pm, meeting point Killarney National Park.

The route will be in the Park, presenting a choice of two distances –5km for 5 to 8-year olds and 10km for 9 to 14-year olds.


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