As Cape Town’s premiere bicycle networking event, Bike Nite draws around 100 attendees from city cyclists to designers and urban change makers. Hosted at Truth Cafe, the event features Pecha Kucha style talks (short, engaging, inspiring) and open conversations that explore different aspect of Cape Town’s bicycle culture – from pressing advocacy issues to local bicycle businesses and urban change initiatives. We invite you to join us and meet CPT’s dynamic bike-loving community.
2018: BIKE NITE (details to be confirmed)
2016: THE JOYS OF ADVENTURE
Wanderlust Ignited – Bike Nite 2016 saw an inspiring night of film, talks and armchair traveL, as South African bicycle adventurers share their journeys great and small. Solo Adventurer Kayden Kleinhans brought to life his thrilling 53 000km trip around the globe – sharing excerpts of his upcoming TV series! While cycle touring cartoonist Tegan Phillips shared humorous anecdotes about cycling through Africa with her family. Closer to home, photographer and cyclist David Malan introduced us to the world of micro-adventures, sharing some of the best adventures right on our doorstep…
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2015: THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
“The right to the city is a collective right. It is more that the right of an individual to access the city but a right to change and reinvent the city to what it is we desire” ~ David Harvey.
In this edition of Bike Nite we explored what it means to inhabit the city streets asking them to be more. We invited everyone passionate about imagining a better city and the spaces which connect us, to learn with us as we hear from the experiences of 3 individuals currently shaping the city streets. This interactive session is not just for people on bicycles, but for people on a mission. View event photos >
2014: BIKE NITE UNCOVERED
Bike Nite goes behind the scenes to uncover some of Cape Town’s exciting fringe cycling events, as well as unpack the city’s cycle network developments and advocacy issues.
Stan Engelbrecht gives us a behind the scenes look at what has to be one of SA’s toughest multistage bicycle races – the Tour of Ara. While Jaco Scholtz (Track Cycling SA) talks on track cycling and the rise of the Velodrome. Also in the line up is Canadian bicycle mechanic and traveling cyclist, Brenna Coupland who shares the story of her journey to empower communities around the world through bicycle education. To finish off the evening Marcela of Open Streets Cape Town will open the floor to 2015 Imaginings – this is your space to give feedback about what you want to see happen next year in the city, and how you want to be involved.
2014: DESIGNED FOR MOTION
“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world”. ~ Grant Petersen
Come and meet Cape Town’s mobility designers, dreamers and makers. ‘Designed for Motion’ will feature talks around bicycle and mobility design as well as an exhibition of locally designed bicycles, skateboards and electric scooters. The event forms part of the Open Design Cape Town programme and falls on Third Thursdays (so there are lots of things happening in and around the venue).
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2012: TRUTH OF BICYCLING
How to change a flat tire on the run? What are the ‘unwritten’ rules of running a red light on a bicycle? How does the law protect you if you get hit by a car? This and many more truths to be discussed at the next Bike Nite at Truth Coffee. Featuring demos and tips by Woodstock Cycleworks and others. We will share photos and stories from CycleLINKS 0.3 Gugulethu and other recent developments about Open Streets, cycle lanes on Albert Road, other cycle routes and much more.
Our definitive guide to Cape Town’s favourite bike friendly cafes along the official Cape Town Cycle tour route.
Breaking the routine… An impromptu, mid-week bike camping adventure to a secluded campsite nestled at the foot of the famous Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town.
OVERNIGHT | ⇔ 35 km (oneway) | + 600m | ≡ Tar
Explore the unsurpassed, wild beauty of the Cape Overberg on the 364km Overberg Meander route from historic towns to the Southern-most point of Africa.
3 – 6 DAYS | ⇔ 365 km | + 3,976m | ≡ Tar/ Gravel