BIKE-2-BOFIN 2019 – 12th Oct

Dear past participants and fellow cycling enthusiast,

We are delighted to launch the 7th 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).

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” (  Since its inaugural in 2013, the event has raised €150k, a staggering achievement for all involved.  This year a portion of the funds raised will be allocated to the newly opened Down Syndrome Galway West centre.  Based in Moycullen village, it aims to provide activities, services and support to children and adults with Down Syndrome in the area and their families.

Registration for Bike-2-Bofin 2019 is now open….Early Bird Special Registration Rate of €50 until 31st August, €60 thereafter.

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…..


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 fundraising options, simply indicate your preference during registration process:

1) Sponsorship Card…card and monies to be returned to a committee member at registration on the morning of the cycle.
2) iDonate Fundraising Page…to set up your own fundraising page through our iDonate Bike-2-Bofin 2019 event page click “HERE”
3) Donation…make a donation when registering for Bike-2-Bofin

100% of monies raised/donated by each participant will support the vital work by the charity.  


Cycling group to meet at St Marys College, St Marys Road Galway at 8am on Saturday 12th of October.
There will be a scheduled stop at Peacocks Hotel (approx. half-way point) for refreshments and food.


Cycling group to regroup at Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross, where cyclists participating in the shorter route will join the group.

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 that afternoon to Inishbofin for a night of ceoil and craic!

A variety of accommodation is available on Inishbofin, however it is essential that participants book their own accommodation prior to the event.

Please visit 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 12th October, as there will only be an organised bus from Cleggan to Galway on Sunday 13th October. For additional information please contact 087 9034664.

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 13th October.
Sunday 13th October, return ferry departs Inishbofin Sunday morning, followed by bus back to St Mary’s College, Galway.

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) NOTE – early bird special of €50 to 31st August
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 to participate in the event.  Following the success of the 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.  CLICK “HERE” TO REGISTER NOW

For those not traveling onto Inishbofin, please phone  087 644827 for further information prior to registering for Bike-2-Bofin 2019

Feel free to circulate this info to family, friends, colleagues who may be interested in joining us this year, we hope you will too.

NOTE – If you have family and friends that want to travel on the ferry and have dinner but not participate in the cycle then they can use this link to register and pay:  Click “HERE”

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