National Bike Week with An Mheitheal Rothar

It's that time of year again, National Bike Week 2016 will run from June 11th - 19th!  An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway's Community Bike Workshop) will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary as part of Bike Week, and this year their event will also be the Galway City Launch of Bike Week 2016.

They have secured funding and booked the Spanish Arch for Saturday June 11th.  The event will run from 1-5pm and have lots of fun activities with music and entertainment throughout.  This Thursday 26th May at 7pm they will be hosting an open meeting for anyone who might like to get involved volunteering, or other groups who might like to collaborate for the event.  If you have never been to the workshop before it is the perfect opportunity to visit, have tea and see what An Mheitheal Rothar are all about - feel free to bring a friend too!

Some of the ways you could get involved:

  • the event planning, preparations or publicity;
  • helping set up the marquee, decorations or stewarding maintenance etc. on the day;
  • running some fun activities or entertainment on the day - if you have skills you would like to bring we would be more than happy!
  • helping to build an interactive sculpture which we will have their on the day.

On Thursday 26th at 7pm they will be going through things in more more detail and would like to hear if you have ideas for how to make the day as fantastic as possible!  Building on a project they did last year in which they visited 8 city primary schools and 2 community locations they are planning for the day to involve lots of cycling games and activities for young people, as well as general maintenance demonstration and safety checks for everyone else.

If you are unable to make the meeting but have some ideas or would like to get involved please do contact them  at or 091-494347.  Check out this  link to the facebook event for Thursday with An Mheitheal Rothar


For anyone who might be interested in becoming a volunteer bicycle mechanic with AMR, they are planning to run a short Introduction to bicycle maintenance course just after Bike Week (places will be limited).

Our new public opening hours for 2016 are:

Services & Repairs (leave your bike and we fix it for you):

Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-5pm

DIY Bicycle Workshop (you fix your bike with guidance from our volunteer mechanics):
Wednesdays 6pm-9pm & Fridays 12-3pm

An Mheitheal Rothar,
C/o NUI Galway,
Block R,
Earls Island,
University Road,

Phone: 091 - 49 43 47