Cape Town is in for a massive treat in December when the city plays host to the first Cape Town Bike Festival (16 – 18 December 2011) at our beautiful Cape Town Stadium. It’s going to be one of the biggest events held there since the 2011 World Cup and we are looking forward to being a part of it.
Bike and Lifestyle exhibitions, shopping for your Christmas gifts, Tattoo demos and exhibitions, Beer Garden and live music will be on offer each day. The Custom Bike Build competition will display South Africa’s best-customized street bikes, while major brands will show off their latest products for Festival goer’s. Not to mention that Seether has been confirmed as the headline act!
We’ve been negotiating to be a part of this not-to-be-missed event and are looking forward to providing Cape Town with some amazing beers on each of the days at the event. Negotiations even went so far as to welcome a group of Vespa riders to last weekend’s Blaauwklippen Family Market when one of the organisers, Chris Venter arrived with his group to enjoy a day in the countryside.
Chris and his buddy Hein Gerber, are 2 very dynamic guys who will be riding their Vespa scooters with another 2 friends (Dave Manor & Ian Chamberlain) from Cape Town to Dublin in 2013 to raise funds for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital covering 20 countries and about 35 000km’s of road – well, hoping there is road all the way!
There are some amazing features at the Cape Town Bike Festival with international biking celebrities such as Japan’s Eigo Sato & South Africa’s Brian Capper, some of Cape Town’s hottest babes, bands and of course the best beer available in South Africa!
The stadium is going to require some major renovation and they’ll be trucking in 1000 cubic meters of specially blended clay for the laying of the dirt track on the south side, while a massive stage will be erected on the north side.
“The “Masters of Dirt” FMX course will be built for ultimate thrills on a custom built set. The set consists of two take-off ramps which will launch FMX and Quad bikers up to 15 metres above the stadium floor as they soar a distance of 23 metres onto two 4.5 metre high landing ramps.This leaves the Masters of Dirt just 15m of braking area before they reach the stadium wall.”
It’s going to take 3 days to revert the stadium back to it’s original format, and because the grass will have been treated from the beginning of November with special fertilizers, it’ll all get put back in as if it had never left in the first place.
Once we have confirmation of which wonderful beers will be available we’ll let you know, but in the meantime make a note in your diary. This is one not to be missed!