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The end of the year as we know it

How to sum up a whole year?  We must say it was hard not to notice how many more people were getting around by bicycle with more and more “skedonks” resurrected from garages and scrap heaps by people who last rode a bike when they were 6, their enthusiasm reignited by the thrilling thought of exploring Cape Town at night by bike with #moonlightmass.  Thanks Elad and Daniel for bringing the cool factor back.

CycleLinks meetings got us together to see how we can make our city more commuter friendly with initiatives such as Open Streets and the Cape Town Bicycle Map.  We even got our very first green bicycle lane in Bree St.

Great to be with such a vibrant and passionate bunch!

 

We would like to thank:

All our loyal, bicycle-mad clients

Our fellow bike enthusiasts in the industry – Woodstock Cycleworks, Avron at Cycle Traders, Revolution Cycles, Bicycle Portraits, Velobrien amongst others

And our trusty suppliers Omnico, Dragons and Cape Cycle Systems for tirelessly trollying things back and forth for us

 

Refreshing holiday to you all and see you on 7 Jan 2013 (if the world doesn’t end before then)!

Critical Mass+coffee

Critical Mass+coffee

Louis de Waal speaking at the last CycleLinks meeting – participated in the very first Argus Cycle Tour in the days when it was just a tour

Some Wild Pimpin' for the ride to Gugulethu after CycleLinks

Some Wild Pimpin’ for the ride to Gugulethu after CycleLinks

Train-ing to Moonlightmass

Train-ing to Moonlightmass

Bikes+trains

Bikes+trains

Our wall makeover

Our wall makeover

 

Hear, hear! Cyclelinks!

So on 28 May we attended a meeting held at The Josephine Mill dubbed “Green Drinks | Cycle Links” organised by a group of bike lovers/activists to talk about all the various cycling initiatives already taking place in Cape Town, amongst them Bicycle Cape Town, Cape Town Bicycle Commuter, Bicycle Portraits, RideYourCity, Moonlight Mass.  Other initiatives and ideas for cycle lanes/paths/open streets/bike gangs/bike polo were also batted around.

This month on 17 July was ‘Cyclelinks 0.2’ ( ‘0.2’ because, as Sarah Stands put it – MANY more meetings to come! ) at the ‘HUBspace’.

Main points of this inspirational meeting here – Bicycle Cape Town

The aim?  To get the greater public, not just cycling, but more active in general.  To give back to our community, our environment.  We want to have our own Ciclovia / Open streets here in Cape Town.  To be ‘Slaap Stad’ no longer.

Social media forums are a fantastic way to get things rolling.  We’ve seen this here with Moonlight Mass from 30 to 800+ within a couple of months!

So get involved.  Share your views.

On yer bikes!