Join the Bike Bus – collective commute to Open Streets Langa!
On Sunday 29 March, from 12:00 -17:00 Langa 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 Langa.
LET’S CYCLE THERE TOGETHER
We have a Bike Bus route coming into the event from the City Centre with a pick up point in S. Suburbs, Mobray.
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 – Southern Suburbs
Distance: +-14.5km (red route)
Ride leader: Captain David Malan
Departing: 10.00 am, Truth Coffee Head Quarters, 36 Buitenkant Street. We suggest you come earlier (9am) to grab a coffee with us before the ride
Pick up point: 10.30am, Gear Change Bike Shop, 37 Durban Road, Mowbray.
Arrive: 12.00 am Langa
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIKE BUS & FAQS
What is a bike bus?
A bike bus is a group of people who cycle to work or an event in a group. It’s called a “bus” because there’s a set timetable and route that is cycled.
What do I need?
– 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 + spare tube and/or puncture repair kit
– A sense of fun and some friends too
What if I get a puncture?
In the true spirit of the bicycle commute, there are no support vehicles on this ride. We ask that everyone be self sufficient – bring your own pump, spare tube and/or puncture repair kit and know how to fix it yourself. One of our ride marshals will stay with you to help and show you the way. If needed you can always hop on the train/ MyCiti bus to complete your journey so bring your card/ticket.
Safety and responsibility:
You are responsible for your own safety while riding with the group. Our ride marshals will be guiding you, so please follow their lead. 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, making it much safer compared to cycling alone.
Is there a ride back/ How do I get home?
There will not be a return group ride to the CBD as everyone is leaving at different times. However we will organise a departure point in Langa and ask that everyone who is cycling back departs from there on the hour. That way you will be able to join up with other cyclists or our ride marshals who are returning at that time. Alternatively you can use one of these public transport options. http://openstreets.co.za/news/getting-open-streets-langa