Mountain Biking


2016 Nire Valley Drop

Sunday 30th October 2016 Ballymacarbry Co. Waterford.

There are few places where you encounter nature in the raw. There are even fewer places where you and your bike can challenge nature knowing if you don’t tame nature it will tame you. In years to come when all is forgotten the whisper of the words “Nire Valley Drop” will get your adrenaline pumping as you smile and say “I was there too”.

Nire Valley Drop web site.

 Where? Ballymacarbry, Waterford, Ireland.

  • When? Sunday October 30th 2016
  • What is it?The Nire Valley Drop is an off road cross country cycle challenge, up hill and down hill, crossing forestry and moorland.
  • How much?€35.00
  • Is it a fundraiser? Haven for Haiti
  •  Can I register online?  Event master.
  • Where do I sign in?Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre.
  • Where does the cycle leave from?The cycle leaves from Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre at 11am.
  • How to I get there for Dublin?Allow 3hrs from the Red Cow. Take the M8 (to Cork) and come off at Cahir junction 10. Take the Waterford, Clonmel road after that, when you arrive in Clonmel head for Dungarvan, Ballymacarbry is 10 miles from Clonmel.
  • What do I need to bring?The cyclists will need to bring a helmet, 2 tubes, change of clothes, cycling gloves, a small first aid kit and a bike suitable for tough terrain. Please note: Cyclists with no helmet will not be permitted to partake in the Nire Valley Drop.
  • Do I need cycling experience?Anyone can take part but it will be an added advantage to have road cycling experience. The track is challenging in parts but thoroughly enjoyable.
  • How long is the trail?There are three options; 30km, 45km and 60km.
  • Cut outs: The event will test your stamina and you can choose from the adventure filled 60km with cut outs that allow you to make it 40km or 20km. You can choose your option on day of event.
  • What happens after the cycle?There will be soup and brown bread available at the Community Centre after the cycle. Tea and coffee will also be available.
  • Are there showers?Hot showers are available.