The 12th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off in February 2022 with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Sligo, Laois and Offaly! The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone.
There are three senior categories to choose from; Novice, Ebike or Expert, plus youth categories from under 6 to under 18. Coillte built mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions.
Did you know Coillte have 13 dedicated cycling sites around Ireland. Whether you fancy a gentle, leisurely spin with the kids, or an adrenaline-pumping challenge in the hills, you can dip into their 300 kilometre-long, off-road cycle trail network to find something that suits you.
Their family and leisure cycling trails are perfectly suited to children, who will love the idea of pedalling with the folks. Mam or Dad can bring tag-a-longs or a kiddie trailer to make it easier for the small people. These trails are completely traffic-free, so the ideal place to teach kids to cycle and grow their confidence on a bike. For the more adventurous and ambitious cyclist, we have a number of middle and longer distance trails, best used with a hybrid bike with slightly wider tyres than road bikes.
But for a full-on adrenaline rush, try out their mountain bike trails bringing you up over rugged terrain, along rocky trails and swoop down the other side. And your reward? Fresh air, exercise and incredible landscapes! The trails at Ticknock, Ballinastoe and Ballyhoura have bike hire where the experts will fit you out with the right set of wheels to get you on your way.
Explore the Bike Trails on the Coillte Recreation Map and find a place you will love to go Cycling, or indulge in some other activity. Watch out for “Cyclists Welcome” signs at our designated cycling sites. Enjoy the spin!
Trash Free Trails
We have partnered with the Trash Free Trails organisation to help improve the sustainability of our events from 2022.
As part of this we will employee a 'Sustainability Champion' to promote the green ethos at each event this series.
Check out our quick wins below:
✅ One dedicated bin station at the event with recycling, compost and refuse bins.
✅ 1 number plate per person for the year. Hemp twine rather than zip ties to secure number plates and banners.
✅ Reusable zip ties where required.
✅ Working with our vendors to reduce waste and improve sustainability of their products and to encourage working with local providers.
✅ Promoting leave no trace and a trash free trails ethos to riders.
✅ No printing of competitor notes, posters etc.
The Biking Blitz is promoted by Biking.ie, who provide a wide range of biking related services and are the leaders in mountain bike education and training in Ireland. Biking.ie also promote the Irish Round of the Enduro World Series, the Gravity Enduro Ireland Series and the Charity Mountain Bike Ride.
To read more about us visit www.biking.ie.