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October 5 - October 26
October is Transport Month and we are inviting everyone in Cape Town to consider cycling to work as their ‘transport resolution.’ To mark the month, we’ll be hosting a special guest for weekly #Bike2Work bike buses every Friday of the month. For those who do not know, a bike bus is a group of people cycling together using a set route. Each week we’ll invite a special guest to join us and to share their passion to improve commuter cycling in Cape Town.
Bike 2 Work is brought to you by Open Streets Cape Town in collaboration with Pedal Power Association, Bicycling Empowerment Network and Bicycle South.
How to join in?
It’s easy, you can join any of the following bike buses, which all end off at the Civic Centre in the Cape Town CBD:
We will meet at Palmyra Junction, Claremont at 06:45 am and depart at 07:00 am sharp for Seattle Coffee at the Standard Bank Towers (next to Cape Town Civic Centre). You can check out the route here.
To join the #Bike2Work bike bus from Palmyra Junction please sign up here.
At the same time, another #Bike2Work bike bus will depart from from Gugulethu bound for the the same destination in the CBD. Meet at the Gugulethu Police Station at 06:15 am, and depart at 06:30 am sharp. You can check out the route here:
To join the #Bike2Work bike bus from Gugulethu please sign up here.
FROM THE NORTHERN SUBURBS:
The Table View bus leaves from Bayside at 6:45 am and meets up with the busses coming from the Northern suburbs, including Edgemead and Bothasig, at Woodbridge Isle, Milnerton, at around 7:05 am. There are 2 busses in the afternoons going home, 16:35 pm and 17:15 pm, and they meet across the Train Lodge just before the Nelson Mandela flyover. You can check out the route here.
To join the #Bike2Work bike bus from the Northern Suburbs please sign up here.
#Bike2Work dates & guests for Transport Month this October:
- 5 October – David Schmidt – Director at Strategies for Change
- 12 October – Alan Winde – Minister at Department of Economic Opportunities
- 19 October – Consul General Sabastiaan Messerschmidt from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Tim Mosdell General Manager at Bicycling Empowerment Network
- 26 October – Helen Davies – Chief Director Green Economy at Department of Economic Opportunity and Tourism
- 28 October Open Streets Woodstock
Join us! And, to spread the message and encourage more people to opt for a more sustainable, fun way of getting to work, please like, share, comment, and invite colleagues, friends and family. Use the hashtags #Bike2Work and #TransportMont.
What do I need to bring?
Anyone with a bicycle and helmet can join the bike buses. For those who don’t own a bicycle, Pedal Power Association and the Bicycling Empowerment Network will provide #Bike4All commuter bikes for participants to use for the bike bus rides (available on a limited first come, first served basis). In addition, these robust, single-speed utility bicycles can be purchased at a special offer of R500 during Transport Month.
For any questions please feel free to contact Sindile Mavundla on email@example.com