RIDER ZONE

All Those Essential Details

Nothing beats the sheer freedom of being out on the open road. But to get the most out of your ride be sure to familiarise yourself with all the need-to-know info before heading off for the day. From starting times to road rules and everything in between – you’ll find all the ‘house rules’ below. And if you’re making a booking for someone else – please share these details with them. 

How to Get to Barefield

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Where to Park

Complimentary parking will be available for all cyclists in Barefield, Eircode: V95 N293. Please follow the signage upon arrival for guidance.

There will be a designated area for camper vans in the car park field. Please be aware that this area does not have access to power, water, or toilets.
Public toilets will only be available on the day of the event.

Shower facilities will be available after the cycle at John O’Sullivan Park, Lee’s Road, Ennis V95 W560. Please note that wristbands must be worn to access the showers, which will close promptly at 6PM.

EVENT SIGN IN

Are you ready to register for the 2024 Tour de Burren? Click the link here to register for the Tour de Burren!

EVENT SIGN IN IS MANDATORY.
It will take place in HASSETTS BAR, BAREFIELD on:
Friday, June 21st: 4pm – 8pm
Location: Hassett’s Bar, Barefield
Can’t make it Friday evening? No problem!
Sign in will also be open on Saturday, June 22nd from 7am – 8:30am.

Paper-Free Registration: We have adopted a paper-free registration process to minimize our environmental footprint. All registrations are conducted electronically, eliminating the need for printed materials. All you need do is provide your name and you will be given a wrist band to wear for the duration of the event. You will be asked to show your wrist band for refreshments and food stops entry, ice cream at the finish and to receive your special Tour de Burren keepsake.

Booking reference numbers, bar codes or paper tickets are not required for registration.  

AFTER PARTY

Celebrate your Tour de Burren victory with us!

Join us for an epic After Party at Hassett’s Bar and Lé Chéile Café, Barefield. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, featuring bouncy castles, face painting, and live entertainment.

When: Party starts at 2pm
Location: Hassett’s Bar, Barefield

Refuel with delicious BBQ and enjoy a few drinks while soaking in the lively atmosphere. Don’t forget to get your photo taken at the Tour de Burren photo booth!
There are two public houses in Barefield, conveniently located across from each other; Hassett’s Bar and Considine’s Bar.
The town of Ennis is only minutes away from Barefield by car.

When the Event Starts

The Wild Burren Way 160km9am
The Aillwee 110km9am
The Giants Playground 75km9.10am
Dromore Family Spin 22km10am
Important to note: Should you choose to set off early on your ride, please be aware that there will be no marshals on the road so cyclists ride at their own risk. We recommend you do not leave before the given start times. 

Useful Information

Weather Conditions There may be showers throughout the day so take extra care on the road and come prepared. 
Route Markers Cycle the route for which you are registered by following the directional signage which is clearly marked in YELLOW AND BLACK. Please be alert to each sign. 
Road Closures There will be NO roads closed but you should expect delays on all approach roads to Barefield. 
Refreshment Stops There will be water stops throughout all routes.
To keep you fed and watered on the 160km and 110km you will be offered refreshments at Ballyvaughan GAA Field.
Please note there will be a light refreshment stop in Carron National School on the 75km route.
Please remember you will need to show your wrist band to claim your free refreshments.
Bike Maintenance Please be aware it is your own responsibility to make sure your bike is in good working condition. Double check it before you leave home and bring spare tubes and other essentials with you. There is no bike mechanic or bike shop on any of the event routes. 

RULES AT THE READY!

We’ll be working hard behind (and in front of) the scenes to make sure the cycle goes smoothly – but we need participants to play their part too. Here are some simple guiding rules to bear in mind:

STANDARDS AND SAFETY 

As a group of passionate cyclists, the Burren Cycling Club works hard to ensure the Tour de Burren is run to the highest standards. To ensure your safety, our marshals will support all riders until 5.30pm on the day. If you choose to stay on after the event or head for the bar, please remember you will be responsible for your own safety. 

TOP TRAINING TIPS

Are you a cycling event newbie? No sweat, here’s some advice to help you prepare for the big day: