Attention alternative transportation enthusiasts, bicycle riders of all stripes, and long-distance skateboarders… This Friday is Critical Mass and some Genderqueer Chicago folks are unofficially lookin’ to queer it up while having a blast! According to their website Critical mass is “a worldwide movement to promote the use of bicycles as a viable means of transportation."
Basically it’s a bike ride comprised of hundreds of people who wanna ride together, be safer with numbers, and have a fun. The mass decides where to go on the spot, so it’s a bit of an adventure. Be aware that Critical Mass does not ask for permits because they maintain that roads are just as much for bikes and cars. As a result the mass sometimes has a tense relationship with police.
If you've never participated in Critical Mass before, check out their Newbie page and their FAQ so that you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Interested participants should meet up in the Daley Plaza around 5:15 on friday August 27th wearing red. We’ll be representin’ with a sign.