Workshop Tour: Ubuntu Bikes

A while ago, I shared on AFAR about Ubuntu BikesUbuntu Bikes is a social enterprise, creating custom bicycles and accessories, and gives local artists the opportunity to flex their skills and create something unique. A portion of each sale is then directed back into local grassroots organizations, such as BEN (Bicycle Empowerment Network).  Recently, I visited their workshop in Woodstock.

A resident artist showed us what he was working on, and Jamie (the Founder), was busy prepping his own bike for the Cape Argus.

Later, I swung by Truth Coffee on Buitenkant Street to see a few more bikes on display.

My favorite bike is the Bo-Kaap, but if all that color is not your cup of tea, they also take bespoke requests. Thanks for the tour, Jamie!

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.