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August 01, 2014

Ride for Freedom! The FNB Freedom Ride Hits Cape Town

According to the late legend Nelson Mandela, “The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.”

This bike ride offers a means to connect communities and cities for more than 5,000 expected riders and is a completely free and fun way to explore Cape Town and meet people.  It’s a social and non-competitive event that spans 27kms, each kilometre in a kind of cultural homage to Mandela’s 27 years in prison.

Johannesburg managed to get 8,000 riders and we here in Cape Town are determined to beat their turnout! You can register to participate (it’s free to enter) here.

FNB Freedom Ride Johannesburg, image courtesy of Freedom Ride

The event is accessible for everyone from families to weekend warriors, pros and aspiring kiddies (aged 12 and over). The route has predetermined stops over the approximately 3 hour route and is not a race, so anyone of varied experience levels is invited to join. 

Here's a map of the water points and route.

FNB Freedom Ride Johannesburg, image courtesy of Freedom Ride

The route passes through Athlone, Langa, Pinelands, Woodstock and the CBD, and aims to help connect communities of historically privileged communities with their counterparts to enhance the unity of Cape Town and celebrate the city’s heritage.

Check out more detailed info about the event here:

FNB Freedom Ride Johannesburg, image courtesy of Freedom Ride

Start: Rondebosch Common from the Church, 23 Milner Rd, Rondebosch
Time: 7am for 8am Start
Date: Saturday 9 August 2014
Cost: Free 
Tel: 078 353 2188
Email: info@freedomride.co.za
Website: www.freedomride.co.za

Check out this photo essay of cycling in Cape Town for some tender pics on how cycling and communities can work together or find out more about cycling and adventure biking in Cape Town here. Are you enjoying our updates about Cape Town Follow us on Twitter for more of the same. 

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