Cycle to Earthdance 2011 and join the Global Wheeling carbon reduction initiative for the festival.
Join the Global Wheeling carbon reduction crew that will cycle to Earthdance 2011 in the Western Cape, South Africa and help reduce the overall carbon footprint of the gathering and in the process highlighting the bicycle as a positive tool in the battle against climate change.
Half price tickets to all cyclists that saddle up for the initiative. Join the 2 day ride from Cape Town to Rawsonville which will see us tackle the infamous Du Toitskloof pass on day 2 of the ride.
The ride will start at Cape Town, Civic Centre, gather for 9am leaving at 10am on Friday the 23rd and will be completed over 2 days, being guided by Kayden Kleinhans, environmental activist, adventurer and founder of Global Wheeling that has clocked up over 31 000 km’s across 4 continents by bicycle. Thanks to Superlok Afrika, there will be a sponsored support vehicle (bakkie) to carry luggage, equipped with first aid kit and tools to fix any mechanical problems on route.
The ride is one way, so please arrange with friends and festival attendees to assist you in getting home after the festival.
Day 1 will see us ride from Cape Town to Paarl where we will camp over at a campsite for the night and chill around the fire sharing stories. (+-70 km)
Day 2 will see us packing up our campsite and tackling the infamous Du Toitskloof pass and down into Rawsonville closely followed by Nekkies the venue for Earthdance 2011 where we will arrive on Saturday afternoon. (+-60 km)
Total +- 130 km
This is an Eco Charity bicycle ride that aims to raise enough money to plant one tree for every kilometer we cycle to the festival we urge cyclists to get their employers, friends and family to donate, sponsor and support their efforts to help raise funds for the cause.
R500 gets you a spot on the crew which will cover your ticket to the festival which is reduced to half price, an experienced guide and bike mechanic, one nights camping in Paarl, a support vehicle and a couple hundred bucks donation towards the trees. The first 10 cyclists to register will also receive a Global Wheeling T-shirt
What you’ll need for the challenge:
- A bike in good working order
- Camping gear for the stay over in Paarl
- A positive attitude
- Adequate clothing for unpredictable weather (sun protection recommended)
- Pocket money for snacks and drinks on route
- A lift home after the festival
- R500 to secure your spot
All welcome, the more the merrier.
Non cyclists are more than welcome to join us at the campsite in Paarl on Friday night, feel free to bring good vibes, food, drinks and musical instruments, the reduced ticket rate however applies to cyclists only.
Contact Kayden regarding a spot on the crew
Charity registration number # 080-828-NPO