Bike like a Bear – The Great Movember Outdoor Cycle

Posted 25 Nov 2011 to Events by Sarah Scannell

To celebrate Moustache Season in style, Bear and Greenaer, a company located just off Pearse Street providing smart transport solutions with the aim of improving commuting, are hosting the inaugural Bike like a Bear Mo Ride in Dublin on 26th Movember. Starting at Greenaer, this fancy dress ride will take participants on a tour of the urban jungle of Dublin as Mo Bros and Sistas come together to roam proud for the day. If you would like to take part in the cycle and  support Movember in its battle against prostate cancer, why not make space in your calendar this Saturday to take a fun and rugged bicycle tour through Dublin’s urban jungle!

When: Saturday 26th November

Start: 2.00pm at Greenaer (Map) 12A Magennis Place, Off Pearse Street

End: 5.00pm at South William Street (Map) – with bites and drinks

Dress Code: the Great Outdoors – Animals, Poachers, and Huntsmen welcome

A prize will be awarded to The Wildest, Most Outdoorsiest costume!

To participate please join the Mo Team or contact Greenaer by email at bikelikeabear@greenaer.ie.

We are looking forward to seeing all you mo bros and sistas!

Ever have you bike stolen?

Posted 25 Nov 2011 to News by Sarah Scannell

While overall crime rates are falling, bike thefts have increased by a significant 54% since 2008.  In many cases, the frustration of having your bike stolen can be compounded by the difficulty encountered when trying to provide the necessary information to the Gardaí such as serial number, sales receipt etc. Although bike theft can still be reported, without the identification details the chances of reuniting a stolen bike with its owner are very slim.

To combat this problem, ThinkBike, a bike shop based in Rathmines, are launching a new service called ThinkBike Security, which will provide a database of important information such as:

  • The serial number of your bike
  • A photo of you, the customer, with your new bike.
  • A copy of your purchase receipt.

With this information there should be no questions over ownership.

The service is available to all customers who purchase a new bike at ThinkBike and also all past customers. The service will also be available to non-existing customers for a small charge.

With ThinkBike Security customers can provide proof of purchase, serial number and photo to the Gardai and Insurance Companies and customers would be more likely to get their bikes back once they have been recovered by Gardai.

To find out more about this security initiative, check out the ThinkBike website

 

 

Bicycle Skills and Obstacle Course Challenge

Posted 1 Nov 2011 to Events by anthony

Dublin City Council is organising a cycling safety challenge and obstacle course at the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on Wednesday November 2nd (click for map) from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. There will be a mega bicycle skills and obstacle course with some onsite training to be in with a chance to win a BMX prize for the best time and the most improved on the circuit. Angelcruisers, the latest in beach cruiser bikes, electric bikes, child carriers and many more will be on display. The Council will be distributing high visibility jackets to young people on the day to promote safe cycling.