DUBLIN, Ireland (BRAIN) Tuesday May 22 2012 12:20 PM MT—Ireland’s first cycling show will return for a second year after a successful showing last weekend in Dublin.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Andrew Montague opened the May 19-20 show by describing cycling as a new way of life in Ireland.
“There are more people cycling in Dublin now than are using the Luas (lightrail tram system). We spent over a billion euro on building the Luas, and that was money well spent. So let’s spend a few million on improving cycling facilities,” Montague said.
Cycling is a growing business that’s estimated to represent about 138 million euro annually in Ireland. Show organizer Mara Media is currently planning the 2013 edition.