03rd Jun 2011 - 06th Jun 2011 Ireland Bike Fest
Ireland Bike Fest 2011
3-6 June 2011
It’s coming back around and we can’t wait – Ireland Bike Fest is back for its fifth event and will be even bigger and better than its predecessors. Like last year, the upcoming event is going to take advantage of the Irish Bank Holiday and run across the full three days of the weekend, June 3-6.
The hub of the activity centres around the Bike Village at the resort itself. With test rides, the bike show, live music and more based out of this centre, this is the place to be if you want to catch the action over the weekend.
The event has always had a solid link with the country’s H.O.G. Chapters too, with a hard-working team of volunteers organising ride-outs around the country’s stunning roads, responsibility for which they share across the weekend.
Peter Mulcahy, Chapter Director for Gaelic Chapter, commented: “We’re looking forward to it with great excitement as last year was such a success.” Michael Thompson, Director of Waterford’s Celtic Thunder Chapter, agreed, adding: “We’ll be there, doing the Dingle and Ring of Kerry ride-outs, and the parade too.”
You can join the Chapters to explore the area on their superb ride-outs. Stop by the H.O.G. Hospitality tent to meet the Chapter members, find out more, pick up merchandise or sign up as a member.
While Ireland Bike Fest is an event for bikers of all kinds, as well as enthusiasts and families, Harley-Davidson is going to have a bigger presence this year too, whether you ride or not. Non-riders can try Jumpstart – sit on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and get a feel for what it’s like to ride it with no experience. The static bike lets you experience gear shifts and, of course, the irrepressible growl, without moving an inch.
Capture yourself on the open road with Me on a Harley – straddle the bike and let our photographers capture your best road face. Choose from a series of iconic backgrounds, then find your photo online later. And for the experienced riders, hit Fit Shop. Find out how you could build your dream bike, or how your existing one can be modified to fit you like a glove.
Accommodation is available in limited quantities in the Village itself. Try the Gleneagle Hotel, the elegant Brehon or the spacious River Apartments for a crash pad on the doorstep of all the action. There are also numerous B&Bs and other accommodation options throughout Killarney.
For the latest updates and line-up announcements, visit www.irelandbikefest.com