This year Open Streets and Bicycle South have teamed up to activate a series of bicycle commuter routes around Cape Town. Aimed to encourage more people to go by bike and experience new ways of moving around the city, the #AtoBChallenge Bike Bus kicks off with a group cycle to Open Streets Main Road.
THE RIDE AND ROUTE DETAILS
The Bike bus will start from Muizenberg and make its way Open Streets Main Road via Main Road, there will be various pick up points along the way. We will encourage participants to arrive half an hour before indicated departure times, so that we can leave on time.
Pickup points include:
- Muizenberg – Knead Bakery departing at 9:00 am
- Tokai – Bootleggers, departing at 9:30 am
- Wynberg – Four &Twenty Cafe, departing at 10:00 am
- Claremont – Knead Palmyra Centre, departing at 10:15 am
- Mowbray – The Gear Change, departing at 10:45 am
- OS Main Road – arriving at 11:00 am
- Single return trip (OS Main Road to Muizenberg) at 1:00 pm
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
✓ A bike in working order (take it to the bike shop for a check up if it hasn’t been ridden lately). Click here if you need to rent one.
✓ A lock to secure your bike at your destination
✓ A pump + tube/repair kit
✓ A sense of fun and some friends too!
HOW TO ENTER THE #ATOBCHALLENGE AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE!
You will need to follow these steps:
- Take a picture of yourself commuting to Open Streets Main Road on the 25 Feb on your chosen mode of transport (a video is even better!
- Post your picture on social media with the hashtag #AtoBChallenge and tag @OpenStreetsCT (Twitter) or @OpenStreetsCapeTown (Facebook, Instagram)
- Share your feedback when you get to Open Streets Main Road. We will be waiting for you with a little present at the Open Streets info booth opposite Aberdeen Park.
Participants stand a chance of winning a brand-new bicycle from Ubuntu Bikes as well as safety gear and MyCiTi myconnect cards.
* Please note that you are responsible for your own safety while riding with the group, however one of the best things about the bike bus is safety in numbers. The more people who ride together, the higher the visibility the bike bus has, combined with careful route choice, responsible and alert riding, and the knowledge of more experienced cyclists, a bike bus can make commuting much safer compared to cycling alone.
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