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JAMIERAND Posts: 200
8/1/08 12:47 P

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I think it's once a month, but a bunch of riders get together (the ones here can be several hundred) and ride through the city to promote bike awareness. Cities all over the country have CM events. When I went, we all went to a pub afterwards. In theory, I really liked it. In practice, not so much. I think it just depends on how the tone is set for the ride.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
8/1/08 12:41 P

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What is a critical mass event?

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JAMIERAND Posts: 200
8/1/08 12:05 P

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Critical Mass can be positive if you follow traffic law, but it can also be pretty nasty. Check out the Seattle news papers (seattletimes.com, or seattlepi.com) for news about a recent CM ride we had that went very sour. So long as the riders are promoting bike awareness and working with cars rather than taking over the streets, I think it can work. I rode in one once though and that wasn't really the attitude. Good luck!

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RCKWHITNEY's Photo RCKWHITNEY Posts: 470
8/1/08 11:53 A

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Some of our local riders are talking about organizing a critical mass event. Has anyone ridden in one? Are the events effective in a positive way?
Thanks for any comments.

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