KAROOBAIX
Oct
8
to Oct 11

KAROOBAIX

The name KAROOBAIX (pronounced ka-roo-bay) pays homage the Paris-Roubaix race, the murderous European Classic that earned itself the nickname Hell of the North, and our unique, spectacular and sometimes inhospitable semi-desert region of the Karoo.

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Tour of Ara 2017
Jul
29
to Aug 3

Tour of Ara 2017

The Tour of Ara, named for the Southern Hemisphere constellation of Ara, is a prestige race that is ridden mostly on South African-built steel racing bicycles in the proud tradition of the early Italian multi-day stage races.

The Tour follows a gruelling new 800 km dirt-road route over six days through the beautiful but harsh semi-desert Karoo every year, and is as much a race as it is an exploration and celebration of this unique landscape and the people that live there.

www.tourofara.co.za

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CODDIWOMPLE
Jul
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

CODDIWOMPLE

CODDIWOMPLE
(kod’ e wom pel)

TO TRAVEL PURPOSEFULLY TOWARD AN AS-YET UNKNOWN DESTINATION

The Places You Go When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going; 

My story of what it’s like to cycle through South Africa as a solo female tour cyclist.

a talk by Maria Cronjé

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Mar
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Trails in Motion - MTB Film Festival

The Trails In Motion Mountain Bike Film Festival is a brand new community-driven film tour that brings a collection of the finest mountain biking films to audiences around the world each year.

Our passion lies in creating social events that not only ensure our audiences leave with a true sense of shared inspiration that will ultimately encourage them to go out and discover their own connection with the world's seemingly endless network of single-track, but also support aspirant and professional film makers to expand the limits of film making.

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Mar
19
to Mar 26

Cape Epic 2017

"The 14th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 19 to 26 March 2017 will be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region in South Africa. 

The Absa Cape Epic must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 650 teams and 1300 entrants allowed to ride the race. The route changes every year, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700km of unspoilt scenery and 15 000m of accumulated climbing, over some of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa.

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike stage race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This official UCI status makes it a highlight on the professional racer's calendar. The Absa Cape Epic also attracts aspiring amateur riders wanting to test themselves against the best. It is a full-service race, meaning that everything is taken care of from the start - all riders need to think about is riding."

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Mar
18
6:00am 6:00am

Eroica South Africa 2017

It's time for the Eroica 2017 !

L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci, who admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music. L’Eroica was also begun as a foundation for the protection and preservation of the last gravel roads in Tuscany. These romantic concepts led to the idea of L’Eroica, an event that initially saw 92 “hunters of feelings and emotions”, as the creator Giancarlo Brocci defines them

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Oct
15
to Oct 20

TOUR OF ARA

The Tour of Ara, named for the Southern Hemisphere constellation of Ara, is a prestige race that is ridden mostly on South African-built steel racing bicycles in the proud tradition of the early Italian multi-day stage races.

Tour of Ara 2016 will be raced from 15 - 20 October this year. As always, it will be a race against the clock, and stages will be very difficult and challenging, predominately over varying quality dirt roads, with the longest day being about 200 km. Riders will encounter soft sand, corrugated roads, loose stones and sharp tyre-shredding rocks, and possibly even rain and snow. Get out there and secure yourself a pre-1999 steel road bike built in the country where you live, and get well familiar with it. Tour of Ara 2016 is coming...

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EROICA SOUTH AFRICA
Apr
23
7:30am 7:30am

EROICA SOUTH AFRICA

"With South Africa's rich cycling history, it's high time to bring the celebrated Italian Eroica event to African soil. Come celebrate road cycling culture with us - bring your classic racing bicycles, and come ride with us through the beautiful Karoo around the dirt roads North of Montagu in the Western Cape. Set aside the weekend of 23 April 2016 for bicycle-talk, lots of riding, wine-drinking, great food and music."

 

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TOUR OF ARAE
Sep
26
to Oct 2

TOUR OF ARAE

The Tour of Arae is a very tough all-gravel 6-day stage race ridden on vintage South African built steel road bicycles, in the proud tradition of the early Italian multi-day races. 

 

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FELIX FURTAK IN KASHMIR 1983
Jun
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

FELIX FURTAK IN KASHMIR 1983

JOIN US FOR A SLIDE SHOW EVENING RECOUNTING SOME DIRT ROAD MOUNTAIN PASS MEMORIES WITH FELIX FURTAK AND HIS PINARELLO TREVISO. 

Felix Furtak is known as the owner of the Lancia Wellness Center in Woodstock and clearly loves all things Italian, red and fast. Even though he is still visibly upset about someone cutting down a tree to steal his beloved Pinarello after his epic trip, he agreed to look through some of the slides with us again.   

 

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Bike Fix: Advanced
Mar
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bike Fix: Advanced

Take your bicycle repair skills to the next level with the second in our series of hands-on bicycle learning workshops.

Led by the talented mechanics of Woodstock Cycleworks, the workshop covers skills like how to set your bicycle up and keep your gears, brakes and cables properly tuned and how to replace broken chains and spokes.

More info and REGISTRATION here > http://www.bicyclecapetown.org/bike-garage/

Classes are small so register early to secure your spot!

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Looking for Bike Fix 101 (basic bicycle maintenance e.g. in-depth flat fix, chain + bike care)? Now you can pre-register for upcoming courses! http://www.bicyclecapetown.org/bike-garage/

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Bike Garage: Bike Fix 101
Mar
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bike Garage: Bike Fix 101

Join us for a fun afternoon of hands-on bicycle learning - Wednesday 25th March 2015, 6-9pm at Woodstock Cycleworks.

Bike Fix 101 is the first of our series of Bike Garage workshops, designed for cyclists who want to be more self-sufficient while out on the road (or the trail) and learn the basics of bicycle maintenance. Led by the talented mechanics of Woodstock Cycleworks and the Bicycle CPT crew. Click this link more information on the course and to register: http://www.bicyclecapetown.org/bike-garage/

Classes are small so register early to secure your spot!

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World Naked Bike Ride: Cape Town 2015
Mar
7
9:30am 9:30am

World Naked Bike Ride: Cape Town 2015

6th World Naked Bike Ride - Cape Town...!!

Start and Finish at Sea Point Library car park.
Meet at 09:30am, to start riding at 10:00.

This year's key message is:
MAKE CYCLING SAFER!

Clothing is optional: The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is "Bare As You Dare"! YOU get to decide how naked you wish to be. If that means completely naked, or completely clothed, the decision is yours...

Keep an eye on this event page and our community page World Naked Bike Ride - Cape Town for updates...

This ride is not about nudity - it's about joining in a world wide campaign/protest for the environment: we ride for cleaner energy, less reliance on fossil fuels, and to encourage more people to cycle!

Remember no gawkers at the ride please. Come and participate: cycle, skate, unicycle, rollerblade, rollerskate, run, jog, walk, push a wheelchair, push a pram... Doesn't matter how dressed or undressed you are... just take part!

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