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Johannesburg
Jun 23, 2019
Johannesburg’s cycling scene has been growing steadily in the past few months. The arrival of the Critical Mass Movement which holds rides on the last Friday of each month makes this phenomenon pretty hard to ignore. Hundreds of cyclists gather in the downtown district of Braamfontein and take off against ...

Johannesburg’s cycling scene has been growing steadily in the past few months. The arrival of the Critical Mass Movement which holds rides on the last Friday of each month makes this phenomenon pretty hard to ignore.

Hundreds of cyclists gather in the downtown district of Braamfontein and take off against the backdrop of the city lights. There are even Instagram accounts devoted to Jozi’s bike culture — check out photographer Lebo Lukewarm’s Instabikerides feed for some two-wheeled inspiration and a chance to get in on the action.

Local custom bike brand Fixin Diaries noticed that women were virtually absent from their weekly Sunday rides (you can learn more about Fixin diaries here). After doing some research, they quickly realized that many women were keen to cycle but didn’t know where to even begin in getting a group of like-minded ladies to cycle with.

The team decided to partner up with farm-to-table gourmet eatery The Bowery and do a #BrunchandRide for the ladies — it was the perfect way to bring together women from all over the city to take the streets. Whether an avid cyclist or a newbie looking for a fun way to stay fit, the ride aimed to grow the culture of cycling among us all.

The day started off with a delicious, sustainable filet steak and rocket croissant sandwich made by the chefs at the Bowery. For the newbie cyclists or those looking to polish up their skills, the team gave lessons to get us all ready to hit the road. The ride was a ton of fun as many onlookers and drivers cheered us on. Watching a group of beautiful ladies cycling around was definitely a sight for the people of Soweto!

To make sure that we all stayed safe, we had some handsome lads guiding us through the hood. All the ladies were super supportive of one another; even when many of us underestimated our fitness levels and could be seen pushing our bikes up some of the treacherous inclines. The Fixin Diaries saying- “Never Leave A Homie Behind”- could not have been truer during those times LOL.

At the end of it all, we think the Fixin team did an amazing job and we can’t wait to attend the next ride. If you’re in Johannesburg and want to participate in one of the many rides organized around the city, don’t attempt to fit your bike in your carry on! You can rent a bike from the places below and tell them we sent you :)

Fixin Diaries

Address: 475 Bokunku Street
Pimville, Soweto

Phone number: +27 84 851 8681
Website: www.fixindiaries.co.za

Lebo’s Backpackers 

Address: 10823A Pooe Street
Orlando West, Soweto

Phone number: +27 84 851 8681
Website: www.sowetobackpackers.com

Hunter Cycling

Address: 70 Juta St,
Braamfontein, Johannesburg CBD

Phone number: +27 76 2206 816
Website: huntercycling.com

Moli & Ramone

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