Without being there and having a report I decided to just do a round up on Flickr
Here is critical mass in a whole bunch of other cities...starting with our own.
New York City: (thong for the cops)
NYC scooter mass
also in NYC
patient zero pix
If your going to get a ticket...it might as well be in your tighty whiteys
Boston Critical Mass (Big Wheel Bike)
Chicago Critical Mass-Four person bike
Pete Sorsa's pictures
also from Chicago Tall Bike
Josi Hannon Madera
Happy bikers-not afraid of getting tickets.
And in the UK...
Marcus Boal pictures
nice bike-London Critical Mass
and to our neighbors up North
and Sam Bot in Winnipeg wrote this little update about their ride:
"Critical mass in Winnipeg is pretty huge actually. There has been a lot of press due to the size of our city and the amount of police brutality that stemmed from it. Some of the worst of it can be found here:
Since then though, the city and the police have been very coopertive with the whole Critical Mass movement that has been going on. The photo(s) that I have of seen of Portage & Main street are actually of the busiest intersection of the city. It's very liberating walking through the busiest intestion of the city carrying your bike trying to make people aware that bycyles are a part of the traffic as well. I have to put up with people at my work giving me a hard time about biking. I don't understand their views at all. Is it the exercise or the good for the environment part that they don't like? Maybe it's the fact that they have to wait an extra 10 minutes in their cars while we show them how significant bicyclists are on the road. Maybe they have no problem that people are getting killed in Iraq so that they can drive their cars? Maybe they don't think enough about the world that they live in, but I try and make them aware even though they have deaf ears.
Anyways, it's good that the movement is getting stronger across North America, and don't let up...the more that they put you down, the more it will be publicized and more people will join...after the police brutality in Winnipeg happened it was all over the news. The following month we had 300 bikers on the street last month showing everyone that bikers are a part of the population as well. Personally, I believe in self-sustainability, but that's just my view.
Anyways, thanks for letting me know that the movement is going strong in NYC and take care,