FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Paddy Dakar
The Paddy Dakar is a charity based organisation that put together a weekend not to be missed. The annual event focuses on orienteering on motorbikes but offers a Junior Dakar for kids and a social experience for those without wheels.
Where does it take place?
Paddy Dakar is based in Doon, Co. Limerick (Community Centre Eircode V94 W1R8). This is a small village on the Limerick / Tipperary border – an area offering a wealth of ground to cover including the Slieve Feilm, Galtee and Silvermine mountains.
When is it on?
The last weekend in September each year.
What do I need?
You need a road – worthy / road – legal bike. Riders must be insured.
You may also require a sense of direction (and/or humour).
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is €95.
What happens with my entry fee?
Simply put, we spend it on you and what is left we give away.
Where can I stay?
Camping facilities & local accommodation are available at participant's own risk.
Can I pay on the day?
No - All riders must be pre-registered online.
Do I need a Driving License & Insurance?
Yes - All riders MUST hold a valid License and Insurance for the Motor Bike they use in the event.
Can I ride the Paddy Dakar on a moto-x bike?
No - All machines must be taxed, insured, road-legal and road worthy.
Is there an engine size restriction?
No. engines of all types, CC, HP or KW are welcome.
How do I join?
Like and Follow our Facebook page, Find us on Twitter or here on the web.
What do I get?
To mention only part of the experience, you will receive :
Maps and coordinates to set you on your way, a guided night stage, FREE hot and cold breakfast options in the comfort of the community centre, over 150kms of trails, music & bar in event marquee, FREE hot dinner, camping facilities, FREE tea & coffee ALL WEEKEND and of course.... a top class goodie bag with lots of useful surprises as well as the notorious Paddy Dakar T-Shirt. Food truck on site all weekend and riders prizes up for grabs too.
Is there food available?
Breakfast and dinner provided on Saturday and food truck on site. Complimentary tea and coffee all weekend.
Are hot showers available?
Yes - Hot showers are provided in the community centre.
Where can I get fuel?
There is a well provided Petrol Station in Doon, that also has a Coffee bar and that serves food. You will also be passing Petrol stations during the event. Riders planning to take part in the night ride should ensure full tanks before setting out.
Can I get a map of the route in advance?
No - not a chance - don't even ask.