A bike bus, is first of all, ‘not an actual vehicular bus’. It is also known as a bike train or a cycle train and it entails a group of people who cycle together on a set route following a set timetable (hence the name ‘bus’). "Cyclists may join or leave the bike bus at various points along the route. Most bike buses are a form of collective bicycle commuting.” (BicycleSouth)
Cycling as a group is fun, sociable and much safer than cycling alone. It is a fun way to learn a new route that could be used on weekdays to commute if you've ever been curious about how best to cycle a route and how long it may take. A weekend experiment for a new weekday travel plan.
Our new year's resolution is to get as many people as possible to use non-motorised transport and public transport to move around the city by taking up the #AtoBChallenge. On 25th February, you are invited to join a bike bus with pick up points along Main Road from Muizenberg to Observatory.
What do I need?
- A bicycle in working condition
- A helmet
- A lock to secure your bike at the destination
- Bottle of water
- Carry a repair kit just in case you get a puncture
Sign up here
Route map can be found here
Check out more about bike buses in Cape Town here
Photo courtesy of Bicycle South