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Critical Mass is an event held typically on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world, where bicyclists, skateboarders, roller bladers, roller skaters and other self-propelled people take to the streets en masse. Critical Mass is not led, and as a group has no goals other than to meet once a month and enjoy the security and companionship of riding, rolling and traveling through the city together. The general philosophy is expressed by a widely used slogan: We aren't blocking traffic; we are traffic.

Critical Mass rides are self-organized and independent- often only the meeting place, date and time are fixed. In some cities, the route, finishing point or attractions along the way may be planned ahead. There is often a backdrop of protest: through doing it actively and in full public view, participants demonstrate the advantages of cycling in a city, and show how the city may be failing cyclists in terms of facilities and safety.

Official Website: http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2006/06/4929.php

Added by greenermiami on July 5, 2006

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