Bicycling Across Africa: Cairo to Cape Town

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Sierra Club East Bay Dinner

“Bicycling Across Africa: Cairo to Cape Town”

Thursday, September 26, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free park­ing is available in the Marina parking lots).


Phil Mumford will take us on a fascinating four-month, 7,500-mile, trip by bicycle through Africa from the deserts of Egypt and Sudan, to the mountains of Ethiopia and the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania, along Lake Malawi and through Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia, ending in South Africa. He rode his bicycle for100 days, and took a three-day safari to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Phil, a retired teacher living in Livermore, has made several extremely long bicycle trips, including across the U.S. coast-to-coast (twice), Canada to Mexico, trans-Europe north- to-south and as well as east-to-west, and also across some of the vast open spaces of Australia. 

Join us for this exciting adventure on two wheels across many cultures, beautiful and threatening terrain, and daunting distances.

Cost of dinner and program is $27, including tax and tip. For a reservation, please send your check, payable to “Sierra Club,” with your name, your telephone number, and the names of your guests, to:

Jane Barrett

170 Vicente Road

Berkeley, CA 94705

510 845-8055

Attendance is limited to the first 115 reservations received.  Reservation deadline is Friday, September 20.  There is no admittance for program only.