#Moonlightmass: Who’s in?
Bikes on board the trains for FREE! No excuse if you live in the Suburbs or the South!
As part of sustainable tourism / transport Metrorail is looking for ways to get perceptions to change regarding public transport and in particular train travelling. They will be hosting #MOONLIGHTMASS and aiming to reduce traffic congestion, have fun AND use public transport to and from Cape Town. Join Metrorail on a train trip for their monthly ride in Cape Town this coming MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2013 for the monthly Moonlight Mass!
Metrorail Invitation: Mon 25 Feb 2013
All cycling enthusiasts are invited to travel FOR FREE onboard the tourism train from Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Retreat, Wynberg, Kenilworth, Rondebosch, Observatory & Woodstock Stations to Cape Town Station for the #moonlightmass event – taking place this month on Monday 25 Feb 2013. Please note there is only space for 100 people so bookings will work on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Bookings: email: email@example.com | Tel: 021-4493018
What is Moonlight Mass?
Every full moon Cape Town’s streets get an extra sprinkling of magic as hundreds of bikes, boards and wheels of all sorts take over in a mass celebration of the city and the unique joy of navigating it using only eco-friendly energy.
Going by the name of #moonlightmass, this invigorating community event started in January 2012 when Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum decided that a full moon ride along the promenade would be quite dandy indeed. “We turned to twitter… and started as a social experiment. We tweeted about the ride, time and date, and waited patiently to see who would join us on our debut #moonlightmass,” the two co-founders explain on the website.
While the inaugural ride saw only a handful of eager cyclists, the word soon spread and by April participant numbers had grown to around 900, drawing a diverse crowd from all corners of the city, including Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.
So what’s the point, you may ask?
Well, apart from basking in the glow of the full moon, enjoying that special sense of community and taking in the beauty of the Mother City while making use of your limbs, the event also aims to raise awareness about cyclists’ safety in urban areas, as well as the environmental benefits of commuting as opposed to driving your car everywhere.
Basically, it’s a fun variation of Critical Mass, a worldwide cycling event that takes place on the last Friday of every month. Hop on your Bike!
Train Sponsored by Pedal Power Association & Metrorail
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