With #bikesonboard there’re no more excuses to miss #moonlightmass

Thanks to the persuasive powers of Daniel Graham (@Cpt.Grimmy) and Elad Kirshenbaum (@onekcollection), and the enthusiasm of Metrorail team Daphne Kayster and Riana Scott, you can cross-off one of your reasons for not riding #moonlightmass…

Now you no longer have to drive from the southern suburbs or south peninsula to get to Green Point circle… Metrorail has come on board and is putting a bicycle carriage and special rail timetable into operation for 28 November.

Please support, and tweet @moonlightmass if you have station preferences.

Tickets will be R55.00, max 150 people: The #moonlightmass team are looking at adding in Kenilworth and still finalizing the schedule, but it will look something like this : Kalk Bay: 19:03 – 19:08 | Muizenberg : 19:13 – 19:18 | Observatory : 19:52 – 19:57 | Rondebosch : 19:40 – 19:45 | Woodstock : 20:03 – 20:08 | Cape Town : arrive 20:12.

The train will leave Cape Town Station again at 11.15 pm.

We’ll ride to (and from) Kalk Bay Station, so if anyone is keen to join, contact us @rideyourcity.

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Comments

  1. If I can make it, Kenilworth would suit me perfectly.

  2. Cool idea, I’m excited to see this sort of thing happening, but R55? Coming through from Lakeside it’s cheaper to drive. It is nice to have it as a return option though. I have often thought about riding to the start, but have been put off by the thought of riding home alone at midnight.

    • That’s cheaper usual price – about ZAR 28 one way. And they’re essentially ‘chartering’ a train just for #moonlightmass goers (i.e. there is not usually a train that runs at 11.15 pm). So I’m definitely going to support. It’s way cheaper than driving, when you consider all the real costs of a car 🙂

  3. Can we make this happen for additional moonlight rides? I went to the moonlight mass ride on January 27 and there were no trains running after the ride. I had no way home to Muizenberg. Would be very helpful if this could occur at each ride. I want to attend each monthly ride but I don’t fancy riding home in the dark or staying overnight in the city.

    • There’s a train for this ‘edition’ of Moonlight Mass, on Monday. The challenge is that we have to ‘charter’ a train specially, which is rather costly. This time, Pedal Power has sponsored the train 🙂 Look forward to seeing you there.

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