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Glenasmole Valley and Bohernabreena reservoir

Tired of the city? Want to see how close the countryside is to Dublin?

This route starts in the sleepy suburbs of Rathmines and Rathgar, with bike-friendy route all the way to Templeogue. After Templeogue we'll be turning onto the Dodder Valley bike path which is entirely traffic free (one or two kissing gates), before leaving the path at Firhouse for off-road bikepaths.

We can continue straight to Bohernabreena from here, or take a short (< 5 minutes) detour which brings us back to a new traffic-free route all the way to the main gates! :o)

You can see the intended route here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/187353584/

From the suggested point of Rathmines it's an easy 30km return trip, there is no hill climbing involved!

There is also the possibility to meet us at the half-way point in the car-park of "The Mill" in Tallaght. It's a huge car park with bags of space, especially at the weekend!

I've set the start time of 11:00am for those who want to have a lie in, but we'll also be finished well before 2:00pm (including rests/photos) for those who have other things to do on Saturdays.

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  • Pawel

    Thanks very much for that meet up Guys. It was great to finally met you all, hear the stories form the roads. We continued on tarmac for the last leg and got back to the track in Killtiper. Hope to see You all again soonet than later.

    April 6, 2013

    • Pawel

      Yep Barry. Just add a pinch of lactate to the next ride to be more challenging :) See You soon.

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, waiting for my nice new road bike to arrive this week and hope to be out with you all soon. I have missed the last few to date, and probably will miss next weekend too, so I plan on doing a solo spin around Phoenix park on Fri evening to get acquainted to the new bike! Cant wait.. look forward to upcoming meetups! :)

    April 7, 2013

  • Tony

    Great route. I especially enjoyed the area around the reservoir.

    April 7, 2013

  • Alan

    yes the weather is lookin grand, I'll be there, tel:[masked]

    April 6, 2013

  • Pawel

    Probably will meet you at The Mill car park.
    Could anyone confirmed, would the route starting from 13th KM till the end will be passable with trailer?
    I've heard about this route, but never cycle this before.

    April 3, 2013

    • Pawel

      Hi Barry. Yep, I do. Will meet you at The Mill car park.

      April 4, 2013

    • Pawel

      Hej. Nice equipped bike, I like it ;) We should be OK. We can lift the trailer over that rails, we have some sort of experience in that Barry. Thank You very much for posting it up, though.

      April 6, 2013

  • Val

    Hi Brian, a selfish request! any chance of a spin on a Sunday? can't go on Saturdays. I notice your group is heading to the 100 mark but not many takers for the Saturday spin, maybe other have the same problem??
    Kind regards, Val

    April 2, 2013

    • Brian

      Again folks, if there are a few of you who want to do it on Sunday then go ahead... Those of us for whom Saturday suits this weekend will strike out then. That way everybody's happy. Eileen, Aiden, Maeve and Val: you wanna meet up on Sunday?

      1 · April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If anyone is interested in doing this cycle on Sunday, I suggest that we could meet on Rathfarnham Bridge at 11.00a.m.

      April 5, 2013

  • Tony

    Hi, how about I meet you at the corner of Rathgar Avenue/Terenure Road East?

    April 5, 2013

  • Tony

    Hi Brian, I think that finding parking in Rathmines on Saturday will be difficult. Do you know of a good place to park a little further on?

    April 5, 2013

  • Tony

    Hi, looks like a terrific route. Count me in. I am a wheelchair user, & use a battery assisted hand bike. Is there somewhere I can park my car along the route to meet you? I'll just need a hand getting my bike out of the car.

    April 4, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Tony, are you joining us at Rathmines or further on the route?

      April 4, 2013

  • Pawel

    Will be great to spin with you guys.

    April 3, 2013

    • Pawel

      Not to worry. Will recompense it on Sun or so ;)

      April 4, 2013

  • Rob

    Count me in, perfect test run for my new bike ...

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Rathmines?­ to Swan Leisure

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Rathmines?­

    April 1, 2013

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