Westport is proud to host the ‘Really Wheelie Good Weekend’, the cycling event of the summer that has something for all the family.
The weekend is on from the 17th to the 19th or July and includes the following events:
Bike Buffet – Evening of Friday the 17th, July
The weekend will start off with the Bike Buffet. This is a Westport Smarter Travel initiative in which everybody jumps on their bikes and cycles through the designated ‘car-free’ greenways of Westport visiting a different hotel or restaurant for each sitting of a 5 course meal. The evening will introduce you to the varying cuisines offered around Westport and fuel you up before the Westportif event the following morning.
The bike buffet is excellent value and an excellent social and fun start to the weekend being an ideal event for families and solo cyclists alone.
See a video of a bike buffet here:
Details on how to sign up will be posted in the website shortly, so check back.
Westportif – Morning of Saturday the 18th, July
The main event of the weekend will start bright and early on Saturday morning. Participants will have the choice of cycling either the 80K or 160K Westportif routes through the most scenic parts of the Wild Atlantic Way. Cyclists will be supported throughout the course with plenty of food stops to refuel.
Sign up here if you have not already.
Westport Criterium – Evening of Saturday the 18th, July
After a hard days cycling you can let some one else do the work for a change. Take a stroll in the center of Westport town where Ireland tops criterium racers will battle it out by completing short and fast laps of the town to see who has got the legs to take the final sprint. This event is growing over the years and is fast becoming one of the most exciting events to watch for spectators. Use the rest of the evening to sample the many bars, wine bars, restaurants and venues that Westport has to offer.
Westport Garden Trail – Morning of Sunday the 19th, July
The garden trail provide an opportunity to spin the legs out in a nice and slow cycle around some select gardens of Westport. The spin will take cyclists through Westport town and also on to the Great Western Greenway. This is a very easy morning and is suitable for the whole family to participate in. This event is free to everyone and more details will be provided on this web site soon about the Garden Trail.
Be sure to book accommodation early for the weekend. To get you started check out the Destination Westport website for some ideas.
We hope you make it to Westport for our Really Wheelie Good Weekend.
The Westportif Team