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Italy joins Ireland’s Bike Week with “Giro d’Italia Ride Green”

Giro d’Italia Ride Green

The Embassy of Italy, together with other official partners representing Italy in Ireland, is joining the Irish Bike Week 2023 with its own Italian bike ride, “Giro d’Italia Ride Green”. The ride will take place on the morning of Sunday, 14th May 2023 from the western point of Phoenix Park and will end after 8 km at the grounds of Lucan House, official Residence of the Ambassador of Italy to Ireland. Participants will find there an outstanding Italian experience including lunch facilities, “Giro d’Italia” and bike-related items on display, Italian music and entertainment. Complimentary lunch bags of Italian food and refreshments will be offered on a first come-first served basis.

Dubliners and Irish bike lovers are invited to take part in “Giro d’Italia Ride Green” – a two-way sustainable non competitive bicycle event focused on sustainability, green mobility, bike and e-bike production.  The 8 km track is reserved for adults who want to ride from the western point of Phoenix Park (Knockmaroon Rd. Entrance) to Lucan House through the beautiful R109 panoramic road along the River Liffey. The ride will start at 11.00 am (meeting point at 10.30 am) and it is expected to arrive at the grounds of Lucan House before 12.00. However, also families with children may enter Lucan House with their own bikes and enjoy 13 hectares of green and the activities from 12.00 to 2.00 pm.

The Ambassador of Italy will be pleased to welcome all registered participants to experience Italian culture including the Lucan Concert Band, playing Italian music, as well as Italian food and pizza trucks. For our cyclist enthusiasts, the attendees will discover a great deal about the “Giro d’Italia”, the Italian centenary bike race, through their official jerseys and trophy display, free gadgets, and a virtual bike “Giro d’Italia” tour on special Technogym bikes. Other Italian brand bikes will be on display by Bianchi, Wilier, Colnago, Greenbikes and some may be ridden.

“The inspiration for the Bike Week Italy event was to invite Dubliners and Irish bike lovers to enjoy an Italian bike experience, by inviting them to the grounds of the Ambassador’s Residence, offering them an Italian atmosphere once there, and showcasing the excellence of Italian production in terms of bicycles, sustainability, e-bikes and e-mopeds” says Ambassador Ruggero Corrias.

The event entitled “Giro d’Italia Ride Green” is organized by the Embassy of Italy in Ireland, the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin, the ICE-Italian Trade Agency together with the Italian Irish Chamber of Commerce, Giro d’Italia-RCS and Cycling Ireland.

Registration is free but mandatory to the public, for more information and to register visit www.bikeweekitaly.ie

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