Join the Bike Bus – collective commute to Open Streets Bree Street!
On Sunday 18 January, from 9:00 to 14:00 Bree Street will be transformed into Open Streets; a temporary car-free space, allowing thousands of people to walk, cycle, skate, create and connect whilst enjoying the street. There is no entry fee and participants are encouraged to use the train, bus or their own steam to get to Bree Street.
LET’S CYCLE THERE TOGETHER
We have two Bike Bus routes coming into the event one from the S. Suburbs and one from Seapoint with pick up points along the way!
To join the bike bus simply join on Facebook or send us and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cycling in a group is fun, sociable and much safer than cycling alone*. It will also help you avoid parking hassles at the venue and is great for the planet too (think #ZeroEmissions #CleanAir)!
Bike Bus #1 – Southern Suburbs
Distance: +-12km (red route)
Ride leader: Captain David Malan
Departing: 10.00 am, Josephine Mill, Boundary Road Newlands.
Pick up point: between 10.10 and 10.30, Corner of Station Road and Liesbeek Park Road.
Arrive: 11.00 am Bree Street
Bike Bus #2 – Seapoint Promenade
Distance: +-5.6 km (purple route)
Ride leader: Captain Jamie Litt
Departing: 10.00 am, Seapoint Pavilion (Up Cycles Rental Station).
Pick up points: Join anywhere along the route, starting from 10.am
Arrive: 10.30 am Bree Street
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)
- Helmet and lights (if riding at night)
- A lock to secure your bike at your destination
- A pump + tube/repair kit
- A sense of fun and some friends too
* 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 bus can make riding to work pretty safe compared to cycling alone.