Fellow cycling enthusiast

We are delighted to launch the 5th annual BIKE-2-BOFIN 90k charity cycle from Galway to Inishbofin, with option of a shorter 45k from Maam Cross.   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).

Bike to Boffin 2015

Bike to Boffin 2016

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

This event is open to cyclist of all levels and promises to be both challenging and fun filled with the option of an overnight stay on the island of Inishbofin.

This cycle is in support of local charity “Voices for Down Syndrome Galway”.(www.downsyndromegalway.ie).  Since its inaugural in 2013, €100k has been raised, a staggering achievement for all involved. Following the success of the last years it is hoped to raise much needed funs for the organisation again this year.

There will be no registration on the day of the cycle.

There will be no registration on the day of the cycle, all cyclists must register online at NJUKO.COM  to participate in the event.  Following the success of previous Bike-2-Bofin and the high level of interest in this year’s event, early registration is advisable. Event is capped at 150 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment…..Early Bird Special Reg Rate of €50 until 14th August, €60 thereafter.

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…set up your own fundraising page through our iDonate Bike-2-Bofin 2017 event page click on www.idonate.ie

100% of monies raised/donated by each participant will benefit Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and support the vital work by the charity.

About the Event

90k ROUTE: GALWAY-CLEGGAN-INISHBOFIN

  • Cycling group to meet at St Marys College, St Marys Road Galway at 8am on Saturday 14th of October.
  • The 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 ceoil and craic!

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.
  • The 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 ceoil and craic

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 www.inishbofin.com for a full list of hotels, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and hostel options.
  • For additional information, contact Pat Coyne 087 2850812.
  • For those staying overnight, bags can be dropped off at St Marys 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 14th October, as there will only be an organised bus from Cleggan to Galway on Sunday 15th October. For additional information please contact 087 9034664.

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 15th October.
  • Sunday 15th 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 enroute – 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 ​NJUKO.COM  to participate in the event.  Following the success of previous Bike-2-Bofin and the high level of interest in this year’s event, early registration is advisable. Event is capped at 150 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment
  • For those not traveling onto Inishbofin, please contact 087-6448277 for further information prior to registering for Bike-2-Bofin 2017

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The organising committee are welcome you and thank you for your interest in participating in this memorable day.

Yours in cycling,

Bike-2-Bofin Organising Committee

Phone: 087-9034664/0876448277

Email: info@voicesforgalway.org

Web:  www.downsyndromegalway.ie