On Sunday, 21 July, at 14:00 the first Bike Mob started in front of the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek. The name ‘Bike Mobs’ invites the participants to come and cycle in their Sunday best.
The ride was organised on short notice by Laban Naftal from the Physical Active Youth and Michael Linke from the Bicycle Empowerment Namibia (BEN).
Alexander Brock and Carsten Antoni with his family joined the ride on behalf of YouThinkGreen Namibia.
The purpose of the Bike Mobs is to show the citizens of Windhoek that it is very possible to use the bicycle as a means of transport in the city.
On this lovely Sunday afternoon 18 enthusiastic riders cycled from Ausspannplatz along Independence Avenue to Katutura. On the way passing many surprised pedestrians who couldn’t believe their eyes.
The group was made of cyclists of all ages and genders. The youngest participant was Grace Antoni, who came along in a backpack on the back of her father.
At the end Alexander Brock and Carsten Antoni won a Knog pannier bag worth N$1,100 for their best Sunday’s cycling outfit. A big thanks to Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne for the prize 😉
If you would like to join one of the next Bike Mobs, but you don’t have a bike, please look up the bicycle shops of BEN Namibia on the map below and give them a visit for an affordable second hand bike.
Hope to see you at the next Bike Mob.
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