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Comment by Thunder Snow on March 25, 2013 at 1:10am

Yes, MikeyMike, the Mass will take place this Friday, March 29th.

"Chicago Critical Mass starts downtown Chicago, rain or shine, the LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 5:30pm. If you're a wee bit late, don't sweat it (too much) as the Mass often takes a bit of time getting going.

The ride gathers in Daley Plaza around the Big Picasso."

(I think you'd be fine getting to Daley Plaza by 6:00--I don't think it ever leaves before 6.  But part of the fun is chatting & hanging around the plaza beforehand, checking out the other bikes.)

If you have a smartphone, point your browser at  on Friday, to see real-time chat about the ride.

Comment by MikeyMike on March 24, 2013 at 9:20pm

So whats up people? Is there gonna be a mass going on this Friday?  Im looking for info and cant seem to find any?  :/   Want to get my first Critical Mass in the books!

Comment by Mike Zumwalt on February 14, 2013 at 5:55pm

Any body pick up the Winter/Spring edition of Columbia mag and read the article on the female who was doored over 10 years ago and CCM got her back into riding?

Good stuff.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on February 12, 2013 at 3:53pm

Isaac - Tom said-

Working bikes has a bicycle based generator but it's a stationary bike. I don't know if they have a moving one. I have seen the stationary one at the Green Festival. 


Comment by Isaac Peter Fosl-van Wyke on February 11, 2013 at 4:01pm

Does anybody have a bike connected to a generator that we might be able to borrow for an event this sunday? We're trying to figure out some basic logistics mixing on-foot marches with people who show up on bike, possibly splitting off for a ride if we have enough of a critical mass. I have a very portable amp, a microphone (and a loop pedal!) that could make it possible to have a really >>moving speech>> and/or rhythmic energy to make our voices heard about the Keystone XL Pipeline and what we're calling #KXLternatives as well. Check out the facebook event and let me (isaac) know in the comments if you know about connecting to a bike generator.... thanks yall!

Comment by Andrew Bedno on November 21, 2012 at 12:40am

Thanx!  In case anyone else wants to followup on the multi-year plot, maybe best on my thread at

There I also just published some details, and another 25 month plot of North Side Critical mass.

Comment by Thunder Snow on November 19, 2012 at 3:25pm

Cool map, Andrew!  From the looks of it, the Mass will have to ride from Midway Airport to Jefferson Park in order to cover new ground.

Comment by Andrew Bedno on November 19, 2012 at 12:34am

Wanna see something amazing?

Plot of the past 25 months of Chicago Critical Mass.

This is fairly preliminary, but I triple-checked details and it seems good enough.  Go, poke around.

Comment by Andrew Bedno on September 1, 2012 at 2:23pm

I've posted a video from the "Southside Ride". Just me standing on the sideline at a slow point, getting lots of waves and smiles. Under six minutes.

And there's a plot at

Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 30, 2012 at 12:07pm

I've posted a pretty sweet vid from Friday's Underwear Mass:


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