Critical Mass is a group of cyclists who meet the last Friday of every month for a ride around the city. There is no official leader, and there is no official route. Someone ends up in the front for a while, and people tend to follow. Originally it started as a protest for cyclists' rights. At the moment, there isn't a universal objective. Different people ride for different reasons. Some maintain the original spirit is still there, some are in it for the traveling party, and others are just tourists.
|Cruising down the Embarcadero. Check out the guy with the green backpack on the unicycle.|
I think that all bikes are awesome, and to me critical mass is a celebration of bikes and biking. There will be mountain bikes, road bikes, tandem bikes, unicycles, fixies, low riders, recumbants, bmx bikes, beach cruisers, etc..
- Rode the Broadway tunnel in both directions
- Rode the curvy section of Lombard (see video below)
- Probably clocked in about 14 miles total
- Saw a guy on a unicycle ride the whole thing.