Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Critical Mass Riverside

For those of you who don't know, Critical Mass is a loosely-organized group of cyclists who get together at a specified time to assert their rights under the law. The intention is to get enough bikes together that they fill the street. They cannot be accused of blocking traffic- they become the traffic. Such a thing is a regular occurrence in San Francisco and New York City, closing downtown streets to motor vehicles as a platoon of clean, emission-free passenger transports cruises along. As a cyclist (I <3 bus bike racks), I've always wanted to join in on such a ride, but all of the LA area rides are just starting up around the time the last train home is leaving.

Well, it turns out there is a Riverside Critical Mass. Now, I'd never heard of them, so it's possible that their current mass is a touch less than critical... but that's just a reason to join in, right?

They have a monthly ride, second Sunday at 16:00 at the downtown library, but they're also holding a special ride today, for what they're calling "Fossil Fuel Fool's Day". Meeting at RCC at 17:30, ride starts at 18:00. I'll be there, and I hope to see some of y'all as well.

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Riverside Critical Mass is at myspace.com/riversidecriticalmass

They've only held two rides so far, they started two months ago. Let's hope it grows.