Bike Fest Cape Town is here!

The inaugural Bike Fest takes place in Cape Town this weekend at the Constantia Sports Complex in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Billed at Everything Cycling not only are there all the bike brands that one could think of, but also a full schedule of talks, classes and presentations running throughout each day, and on Friday and Saturday evenings, a cinema playing a selection of cycling films.

BF_LogoWall_BRANDS.jpg

 

Come and spend the day at Bike Fest, you can ride demo bikes - from your dream carbon trail bike through to E-bikes and gravel grinders, the team from Tokai MTB has cut some great single track and obstacles at the festival! Exhibiters also have the widest selection of every component, accessory, part and apparel any cyclist could think of. What makes Bike Fest special is that there are no filler stands - every single brand has been selected because they bring a quality product to the festival.

 

Full day schedule of activities


For those breaks in-between demo riding, shopping and looking at bikes, the cinema area has an ALL DAY schedule of talks ranging from Nutrition for racing, to indoor training, to theft prevention to even riding up Kilimanjaro or gravel bike touring. The schedule is available online, and has a selection of talks for all guests to enjoy whilst at Bike Fest. In-between talks there are also a number of short cycling films and documentaries being played on the huge outdoor LED screen.

 

BF_LogoWall_BIKES.jpg
As Bike Fest is for the full family, there’s also a kiddies area, and lots of shaded areas to relax, and a full complement of food trucks, beer gardens and treats to eat and enjoy.

 

Stay for the movies


As the expo and talks close, spend some time until the films start at 7 pm with your friends having a beer, enjoying the food and then we play two films each evening on our huge outdoor cinema screen. From a selection of the latest mountain bike cinematography and films, through to one about riding steel bikes through the Karoo, it’s an evening out for cyclists like none other in SA.

 

BF_LogoWall_MOVIES.jpg

 

Dedicated ladies class


For all the ladies keen on learning more about mountain biking, we have the Trail Angels running a dedicated ladies class on Saturday 10th November at 08h00 featuring a variety of talks, riding information, breakfast and a free entry for the day to Bike Fest on Saturday.

 

Please sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/G5ikYpKpR9RVYzE92 (please note that the ladies class is limited to the first 35 ladies to sign up). So come and have a free Vida Cafe coffee whilst making friends and learning about riding.

 

WIN!


We have a few great giveaways for those joining us at Bike Fest!

 

Two lucky Bike Hub readers can win a double weekend pass and Bike Fest T-Shirt and Cap. Simply comment below on why you’d like to attend, and we’ll choose two winners and message them on Thursday afternoon at 17h00!

 

The Bike Fest social competition is also giving away a CycleOps Magnus 2 Smart Trainer worth R8500. To win, simply attend Bike Fest between Friday and Sunday, post a pic of yourself there on social media tagging both @BikeFestZA and @BicyclePowerTradingSA and you could win!

 

And whilst at Bike Fest this weekend, attend the talks as there are also loads of giveaways every hour from our exhibitors and partners at the stage area for those watching. And also on Sunday afternoon, try and win a case of Darling beer when you set the fastest times around the test track in “the worlds stupidest race!”.

 






15 Comments

AlexSouth, Nov 07 2018 06:04

Looking forward to the event so I can finally decide on my next bike (keen to test between Niner, Yeti, Pyga, YT, Ibis, Specialized and Pivot). A free weekend pass would be handy considering the damage I am about to inflict on my bank balance...

MarcHD, Nov 07 2018 06:27

Looking forward to the event so I can finally decide on my next bike (keen to test between Niner, Yeti, Pyga, YT, Ibis, Specialized and Pivot). A free weekend pass would be handy considering the damage I am about to inflict on my bank balance...


Yo Alex! Pull in to the Get Stoked Distribution booth for a beer or coffee on us, and we will gladly take you through our Pivot Cycles offering!

See you there!

DevonBo, Nov 07 2018 08:31

Cant wait to see the brands I've never seen before but have heard of! Especially Niner and Pivot! Going to to be a super fun weekend! And of course i cant wait to try some bikes and talk some bikes! 

Simon123, Nov 08 2018 07:18

I think the most exciting part, in addition to the insane demo bikes line-up is really that all day there are great talks, but I think the films will really be the icing on the cake in the evenings.   The size of that screen is really something to see in person! 

dirtypot, Nov 08 2018 09:09

I've never attended anything like this before - looks like an incredible event with loads of quality brands present.  Will make a great weekend! 

Mopkop, Nov 08 2018 09:38

Testing, testing and more testing. That is What I am looking forward to do this weekend @BikeFestZA. I this this is an excellent opportunity to view and test all the brands one can only dream of.

 

See you all there!!!

PureMotion Sports, Nov 08 2018 11:32

Not long to go!! Exciting times  

MTBJD, Nov 08 2018 11:35

Showing the kids what cycling has to offer as well as testing and seeing what new 'toys' are available

Selous Scout (aka LegTrap), Nov 08 2018 12:51

This is probably a first for Cape Town and any cyclist will surely love to attend.I am very keen to check out the latest brands/models etc on the market as well as the talks and films on various cycling topics. See you there.

JH MTB, Nov 08 2018 01:41

Bike testing and movies, can't say too many good things about the Tour of Ara movie. I saw it at Trails in Motion, just makes you want to get out there on a steel frame bike and get back to the basics, so well put together. Absolutely awesome

mrcg, Nov 08 2018 01:54

Sounds great. Unfortunately can only attend Friday. Can I demo bikes on Friday too??

Grant Leslie, Nov 08 2018 02:58

Excited to buy my first dropper post, drool over new tech and test a few insane trail bikes!

CindyJBot, Nov 08 2018 04:16

Very excited to see all the new tech and especially that gearbox driven MTB! Looking forward to it all!

Nick, Nov 09 2018 11:18

The winners of the double weekend passes are Selous Scout (aka LegTrap) and Grant Leslie.

 

Please keep an eye on your inboxes (the one you used to sign up with Bike Hub) for your prize.

AlexSouth, Nov 09 2018 02:52

Yo Alex! Pull in to the Get Stoked Distribution booth for a beer or coffee on us, and we will gladly take you through our Pivot Cycles offering! See you there!

Thanks Marc, see you there tomorrow! I'll hold you to that beer ;)