Naked Bike Race

Skipping the tights all together…


Looking for the 2013 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride? Look no farther!

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Aerodynamic? I doubt it.

Comfortable? With those seats! I highly doubt it.

Cape Town will be Cycling as bare as we dare for the Second Time in Cape Town on Monday 12 March at Prestwich Square Cape Town.

Zoe Duby, the event organiser, in an interview with the Mail & Guardian said that, "We have one of the highest carbon emissions per capita rating, which is really embarrassing". The luminous paint clad 'rebel rouser' said that the event was geared towards highlighting the fact that Cape Town is dangerously dependent on cars and creating awareness of safe cycle routes as a viable alternative.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a global event; Cape Town joined the ranks of participating cities in 2011 with a smashing debut of ride. Approximately 200 riders joined us on a beautiful day and the vibe was carnivalesque.



The date for 2012 has been set by the global committee: Saturday 10th of March... It's perfect timing, being the day before the Argus Cycle Tour... so no excuses, oil your chains, dust off your saddle, take off your clothes and join us to make a statement!

What is the World Naked Bike Ride?
The event is a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. It is a celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. Furthermore, it is symbolic of the vulnerability of cyclists in traffic and the Naked Bike Ride Team wish to create awareness of this fact. Additionally, this cycle ride will mean Cape Town is part of the world's biggest naked protest: 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide.

Furthermore, Cape Town suffers from an extremely high per capita carbon foot print. This initiative to reduce pollution is a central purpose in holding the first ever naked cycle ride in Cape Town. Other more permanent ways we can address this fact is by calling for non-motorised transport awareness campaigns, more bicycle parcours in Cape Town and by asking Metrorail to allow bikes on the train.

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Cape Town Events Calendar
 
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StrongMan - 3Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run

The world’s biggest obstacle race comes to SA for the very first time

We Love Wine Festival at CapeGate 3Capegate Clicks Charity Run

Run for a good cause at the tenth anniversary of this charity race

interplanetary folk festival 2Interplanetary Folk Festival

Experience different forms of folk music at this diverse music festival

Candle Making - 5Candle Making Workshop at Overgaauw ...

Spend an afternoon getting creative in Stellenbosch

pop up cinema 4Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema

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Go Rally Cape Town to HermanusGo Rally: Cape Town to Hermanus

Rev your engines and set off in an epic convoy along the stunning coastline

1693 Pop Up Lunches with Guy Clark 5Pop Up Lunch at 1693

Enjoy a sensory dining experience at this intimate location in the Winelands

HorseTulbagh Horse and Wildflower Show

Get into the spirit of spring with this stunning display of flora and fauna

Movies at Spier - 1Outdoor Picnic and Movie Nights at ...

Watch cinematic greats while you sit under the stars, wine glass in hand

Cape Town Fringe FestivalCape Town Fringe Festival

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Kiddies Fun Fair GeorgeStrawberry Festival in George

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RocktoberFestRocktoberFest in Cape Town

Get ready for an epic local showcase that will rock your socks off

Clybourne Park at The Fugard TheatreUpcoming Plays that You Don’t Want to ...

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Haute Cabriere 3Cellar Master’s Tour at Haute ...

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Green Forest Trail Run SeriesGreen Forest Train Run Series in the ...

Lace up and traverse the lush Cape landscape as spring sets in

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Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape TownMurder Mystery Dinner Parties Cape Town

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Varisty MTB ChallengeVarsity MTB Challenge at La Paris Estate

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flora old and new irma stern  3Flora Old and New Exhibition

Gorgeous paintings of flora await you at this exhibition dedicated to Irma Stern

Darling TTUDarling TTU 24 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro

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Deborah Poynton Picnic ExhibitionPicnic Solo Exhibition by Deborah ...

The pleasure of a picnic is artfully explored

SANParks Tankwa NP FlowersYour Guide to Viewing the Spring ...

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with South Africa’s ...

aFREAKa Clothing Kid White Tiger OnesieaFREAKa Clothing Kids Onesies

Treat your little ones to a fun and trendy top quality animal or INYE onesie

Nederburg 1Nederburg Concert Series

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Benguela Lakeside Lodge JettyWine Tasting on the Lake at Lakeside ...

Sniff, sip and swirl while cruising the Swartvlei Lagoon at this five‐star ...

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, and these scholars appreciate its true meaning

River Club 2016 1Golfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the work week with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

Backtracker Cycling Back UnitCycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownBeerrunch Weekend Brunch at Beerhouse ...

Spend the weekend with one of the best combinations known to man: tasty grub ...

JosephCOAT4Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ...

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Groote Post Country MarketGroote Post Country Market

A darling market with plenty of heart and country fare suitable for the whole ...

StrongMan - 3Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run

The world’s biggest obstacle race comes to SA for the very first time

We Love Wine Festival at CapeGate 3Capegate Clicks Charity Run

Run for a good cause at the tenth anniversary of this charity race

interplanetary folk festival 2Interplanetary Folk Festival

Experience different forms of folk music at this diverse music festival

Candle Making - 5Candle Making Workshop at Overgaauw ...

Spend an afternoon getting creative in Stellenbosch

pop up cinema 4Pop-Up Drive-In Cinema

This blast from the past cinema experience gives you the feel of a 50’s ...

Go Rally Cape Town to HermanusGo Rally: Cape Town to Hermanus

Rev your engines and set off in an epic convoy along the stunning coastline

1693 Pop Up Lunches with Guy Clark 5Pop Up Lunch at 1693

Enjoy a sensory dining experience at this intimate location in the Winelands

HorseTulbagh Horse and Wildflower Show

Get into the spirit of spring with this stunning display of flora and fauna

Movies at Spier - 1Outdoor Picnic and Movie Nights at ...

Watch cinematic greats while you sit under the stars, wine glass in hand

Cape Town Fringe FestivalCape Town Fringe Festival

Find out why Cape Town is SA’s capital of creativity at this popular arts ...

Kiddies Fun Fair GeorgeStrawberry Festival in George

Enjoy two days of berry good fun, live entertainment, trails runs, markets and ...

RocktoberFestRocktoberFest in Cape Town

Get ready for an epic local showcase that will rock your socks off

Clybourne Park at The Fugard TheatreUpcoming Plays that You Don’t Want to ...

Cape Town has a sensational theatre culture and we invite you to sample the ...

Haute Cabriere 3Cellar Master’s Tour at Haute ...

Sniff, swirl and sip every Saturday at this picturesque Franschhoek-based winery

Green Forest Trail Run SeriesGreen Forest Train Run Series in the ...

Lace up and traverse the lush Cape landscape as spring sets in

Groot Constantia Trail SeriesGroot Constantia Trail Series in Cape ...

Traverse the beautiful trails in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs at one of these ...

Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape TownMurder Mystery Dinner Parties Cape Town

Intrigue, secrecy and cold-blooded killings are the order of the day at these ...

Sushi Making Classes Towers RestaurantSushi Making Classes at African Pride ...

Learn how to make sashimi, nigiri, maki and more with a lesson from an ...

Fushin Sushi Port ElizabethSushi Festival in Cape Town

POSTPONED

2013 Hermanus Whale FestivalThe Hermanus Whale Festival

Have a whale of a time at this fun, family-friendly fiesta

Varisty MTB ChallengeVarsity MTB Challenge at La Paris Estate

Choose your preferred university and race through the Cape Winelands in this ...

Cape Bike TravelChauffeured motorbike rides around Cape ...

Arrive in style and see the Mother City from the back of a Harley-Davidson ...

Clybourne Park at The FugardClybourne Park at The Fugard Theatre

Clybourne Park stands for a whole lot more than a property in this racy satire

flora old and new irma stern  3Flora Old and New Exhibition

Gorgeous paintings of flora await you at this exhibition dedicated to Irma Stern

Darling TTUDarling TTU 24 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro

Test your fitness and fun endurance with this cycle-marathon.

Deborah Poynton Picnic ExhibitionPicnic Solo Exhibition by Deborah ...

The pleasure of a picnic is artfully explored

SANParks Tankwa NP FlowersYour Guide to Viewing the Spring ...

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with South Africa’s ...

aFREAKa Clothing Kid White Tiger OnesieaFREAKa Clothing Kids Onesies

Treat your little ones to a fun and trendy top quality animal or INYE onesie

Nederburg 1Nederburg Concert Series

Everyone needs the sound of classical music and the lovely taste of Nederburg ...

Benguela Lakeside Lodge JettyWine Tasting on the Lake at Lakeside ...

Sniff, sip and swirl while cruising the Swartvlei Lagoon at this five‐star ...

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, and these scholars appreciate its true meaning

River Club 2016 1Golfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the work week with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

Backtracker Cycling Back UnitCycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownBeerrunch Weekend Brunch at Beerhouse ...

Spend the weekend with one of the best combinations known to man: tasty grub ...

JosephCOAT4Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ...

Joseph is coming back to Cape Town to warm our hearts with his wonderful story ...

Groote Post Country MarketGroote Post Country Market

A darling market with plenty of heart and country fare suitable for the whole ...

Knysna Trip - 4Knysna Party Trip

Take the party out of town and down the coast for sun, smiles and a sensational ...

Cosmic Fire TourCosmic Fire Tour

Discover innovative interpretations of kwaito and house music at this electro ...

Flat Face Fun Walk 2Flat Face Fun Walk

Get your pup on its feet at this fun outdoor walk for dogs

The Equestrian AcademyAcademy Trail Blazers Run

Put the ‘fun’ in fundraiser at this awesome trail run

Cape Town City FCCape Town City vs. Baroka FC PSL Match

Our city’s new PSL team takes on the lads from Limpopo in their next clash

C40 Cities Awards 2016Cape Town is a 2016 C40 Cities Awards ...

The Mother City has been recognised for its climate change initiatives

hezron chetty10 Questions For: Hezron Chetty and ...

Cape Town-based Violinist and Songwriter Hezron Chetty creates a ...

Wayde van Niekerk 2016 SA of the YearAnd the 2016 South African of the Year ...

Cape Town-born Olympic gold medallist and SA sprint sensation is the ...

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