BikeMOB for bike parking: GreenDrinks, Josephine Mill Cookhouse, 28 May 18.30 onward

You’ve heard about CarrotMobs, right? Kind of the opposite of a consumer boycott, rather like or a socially conscious ‘Groupon’ deal. Instead of joining a boycott, you join a ‘mob’ to spend money as a group if a business agrees to make a socially responsible change.

So here’s the deal for Monday 28 May at Green Drinks / CycleLINKS (see below) at the Josephine Mill, Newlands. South Africa’s first ever BIKEMOB.

New at the Mill is the latest incarnation of Societi, the Josephine Mill Cookhouse. It’s not officially open yet, but in return for using you as part of its ‘test week’, the restaurant will donate its Monday night profits toward purchasing bicycle parking racks for the Mill. (Don’t worry, we’ll ensure they’re not the wheel-bender, bike-damaging racks.

So bring your bike (and lock), your appetite and your wallet – and see you there. Although spontaneity will be welcome, to help the Cookhouse plan ahead, it would be great if you’d book your table at greendrinks@josephinemill.co.za.

GREENCycleLINKS&DRINKSCAPETOWN
DATE & TIME: Monday 28th MAY 2012, 18h30 onwards (Talks at 19.00pm)
VENUE: The Josephine Mill, Newlands, Cape Town
BRING An open mind, a good attitude, some friends
JOIN Email greendrinks@josephinemill.co.za

A group of bicycle lovers and supporters will lead the conversation on how we nurture Cape Town’s growing cycling culture. Although in Cape Town there’re a great many citizen initiatives – like Moonlight Mass, ByBike, Cape Town Bike Polo, Camissa Bicycles, Cape Town Bicycle Map, Winelands Bicycle Map, Global Wheeling Foundation, BEN, Velokhaya – the Life Cycling Academy, Urbancyclist, World Naked Bike Ride….and more… – the city is a long way from being the cycling-friendly haven it would like to (and claims to) be…

Citizens around the world are taking over the streets on their bicycles, and securing a safe and comfortable environment in which to commute and enjoy their cities. So how do we make it happen here, and what are we doing already?

Bring your story, your toys and your ideas to share with the rest of the cycling and wanabee cycling community! This is our opportunity as citizens to help shape a future Cape Town resplendent with bike routes, bike parking, bike events, bike cafes, a strong bike movement and a healthier safer environment where all communities can take to the streets and connect.

The evening will start with a short presentation and will be followed by an open forum for everyone to present existing projects and/or ideas. We’ll end with a chance to capture current and future projects and talk to each other, over a drink, about cycling in Cape Town.

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