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Watch death-defying stunts, taste Cape wine & food, stock up on Christmas shopping, party by night to international music, see the latest bike displays and get a tattoo this December!

A full-throttle celebration of two-wheeled wonders and everything that goes along with a free-wheeling lifestyle, the Cape Town Bike Festival (CTBF) will roar into life at the Cape Town Stadium from 16-18 December. The first of its kind in South Africa, the Cape Town Bike Festival (CTBF) combines the world of motorbikes with lifestyle displays and live entertainment over three epic days and has seen the Cape Town Stadium transformed to include a spectacular race track, large stage and an extreme FMX course built for ultimate thrills.

Aimed to appeal not only to bike fans but concert enthusiasts and families alike, along with international dare-devil Masters of Dirt X-Streme freestyle shows, celebrity super-cross races, the Ms Biker finals and live music performances (including top local acts and international stars Seether and Haddaway) are just some of the other entertainment lined up for the festival . Festival-goers can also expect amped-up bike demonstrations - including a Custom Bike Build-Off with Discovery Channel’s international bike celebrity, Russel Mitchell - microbreweries, a “Flavours of the Cape” Food & Wine” market, eclectic tattoo artists, unique Christmas shopping expo, stunt shows and new model motorbike exhibitions.

The daily programme of the CTBF will see gates open at 11am with the bike & lifestyle expo, bike-building competition, food & wine village and beer garden while the first event on the track will include Supercross heats, followed by Junior MX races and the electrifying Brian Capper Stunt show. The first band performs at 2pm followed by Supercross heats finals with the second music artist of the day at 3pm. A celebrity scooter jam takes place at 5pm followed by a reprise of Brian Capper’s Stunt Show and a third band performing at 7pm before the introduction to Ms Biker finalists (the winner of which will be announced on Saturday December 17).

The headline music artist or band for the night performs at 9pm, followed by freestyle dare-devils, Masters of Dirt, who will perform nightly in an extravaganza of logic-defying, spectacular jump displays (along with a fireworks and lighting show) unlike anything seen on two wheels on the African continent. Specially constructed for the CTBF, the Masters of Dirt course includes two massive, launching ramps which will launch FMX and Quad bikers up to 15 metres above the stadium floor, with two 4.5m high landing ramps giving the Masters of Dirt just 15m of braking area before they reach the stadium wall. The Cape Town Bike Festival, including all exhibitions and food & beverage outlets will close nightly at 11pm allowing the dust to settle before another day of exciting happenings at the Cape Town Stadium. Tickets available at www.computicket.com or for three day packages visit www.capetownbikefestival.com

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