While Parisians were tossing theirs into the Seine, and Londoners were coining them Boris bicycles, we Dubliners were signing up to a public bike scheme to the tune of 1.5 million rentals per year . Five years after launching, these three geared workhorses channel 10,000 Dubliners about the city each day in a haze of red-light-skipping grey and blue.
Dublin bikes were one of those rare, almost unequivocally agreed, awesome additions to a city where getting out of your postcode can be a bit of a pain. All of a sudden, getting almost anywhere became easy.
After the latest expansion – 2000 bikes, 400 stations – brought just about everywhere between the two canals in reach, we thought “hey wouldn’t it be cool to do Dublin by Dublin bike? Some kind of guide with different routes that you can follow to take you to some of the best, interesting or most delicious spots around town.”
Yeah. That would. That would be cool.
So we made it.
How to Do Dublin by Dublin bike is 4 routes, drawing a course through some of the best cultural, foodie, craft beer, and coffee spots in the city and highlighting the closest Dublin bike station to each stop on the way.
THINGS YOU NEED
- One Dublin bike (3 days for €5 or get an annual pass for €20)
- One How to do Dublin by Dublin bike map (below)
- Peddle power
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6. The Dead Zoo
7. Science Gallery
CRAFT BEER ROUTE
2. The Black Sheep
3. The Brew Dock
4. J.W Sweetman
7. P Mac's
8. Against the grain
That’s it. Grab a buddy, grab a bike, pick a route and get exploring.
And cycle safe, you beautiful people.
Map illustrated by the very talented Teresa Wo. See her portfolio here.