Sunday, 3 June 2012

Moonlight Mass Cape Town

Moonlight Mass - 4 June 2012

Monday 4 June 2012 will see the next Moonlight mass taking place in Cape Town. The event sees a "mass" (hence the name) of riders meeting up under the Green Point traffic circle on the night a full moon (eureka!), to socialise and ride their bikes through town.

The event apparently started off small but, as with most things awesome, has gone viral and last year saw over 250 participants. All expectations are that this month's ride will boast an even bigger turnout. I think it's a great idea, even though I (like many others) am not really sure what the idea is all about...

I will be participating on Monday, and look forward to the experience. I also look forward to spotting as many Hipsters as possible. They always seem to put a smile on my face. It's not that I find Hipsters intrinsically funny, but because of this awesome parody of the hipster-way that I read at Hayibo.

Photo courtesy of

I once saw an ad on TV in which a bunch of people rode neon, glowing bikes through a city at night. The effect of the glowing paint, in stark contrast to the harsh orange streetlights, was very pleasing on the eye. Here's hoping we'll see some of that on Monday! 

Night bike pic from Instructables

And, here's hoping that the moonlight mass goes from strength to strength and ultimately achieves its purpose, whatever that may be...

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