Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sept. 26: Critical Mass in Aurora

Critical Mass is a bike ride plain and simple. A Critical Mass is created when the group of riders comes together for those few hours to take back the streets of our city.

The right of the people to assemble is guaranteed in the Constitution, and Critical Mass helps people remember that right. The Mass itself has no political agenda, though, no more than the people of any other community do. Critical Mass is open to all, and it welcomes all riders to join in a celebration of riding bicycles. Why? Because bikes are fun!

Sure, as with any community, you'll see people of all types. Some people see Critical Mass as a forum for grassroots political change. Some people see it as a protest against cars. Some people just like to ride. The Mass, however, is just that...a bunch of bike riders. You can drive a car the whole month and ride in the Mass. You can be an anarchist and ride in the Mass. The point of the Mass is the Mass, nothing more. Critical Mass has no leadership. It is a ride where no one is in charge. At any time, riders are free to leave, stay, stop, or even help out. Everyone is responsible for themselves and the Mass. -- from

Meet at West High on New York Street in Aurora on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.

Learn more about Aurora's first Critical Mass on Facebook: More Bike Lanes in Aurora, IL

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I can't wait to be there. It will be a blast!