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Bike Bus to Open Streets Bree 2016
January 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am| Free
On Sunday 17 January 2016, Open Streets returns to Bree! Join us for a fun-filled day of transforming this vibrant Cape Town street into a car-free corridor for local residents and visitors to explore and play in. There is no entry fee and participants are encouraged to use the train, bus or their own steam to get to Bree Street.
Cycle with us to Open Streets Bree – join the Bike Bus ride from Seapoint/ Greenpoint and Southern Suburbs to Open Streets! We have three Bike Bus routes coming into the event one from the S. Suburbs, on from Muizenberg and one from Seapoint with pick up points along the way!
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 Leonie Mervis
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
Bike Bus #3 – Muizenberg
Distance: +-26 km (+- 1hr)
Ride leader: Zoe Duby
Departing: 9:00 am, meet at False Bay train station car park and cycle along main road all the way to town! People can either cycle or get the train home. For more information see the Facebook event for this route.
Arrive: 10/10.30 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.
More about Open Streets Bree
“Open Streets” is a worldwide movement of citizens who are reclaiming their streets as public space. During an ‘Open Streets Day’, streets are closed off to motorised transport to create a platform for community building and healthy recreational activity.
Rather than being an event, Open Streets is simply a day to reimagine public life and use our streets differently. Open Streets Cape Town is a non-profit organisation working to create shared spaces that embody respect for everyone and help bridge the spatial and social divides of our city.
To find out more about Open Streets Bree and how you can get involved visit.
- From Seapoint and S. Suburbs to Bree Street
- Bicycle Cape Town