Santa Monica Critical Mass

So as to not compete with the Critical Mass rides the previous week, Santa Monica Critical Mass meets the first Friday of every month.  The ride begins at the Santa Monica Pier or UCLA and Venice Beach at 5:30pm
(merges with main ride).

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Throwback Thursday: Santa Monica Critical Mass

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For those that don’t know, Critical Mass is a monthly bike ride that takes place on the 4th Friday of the month. The purpose of the ride is to gather so many cyclists that drivers can’t ignore them, buzz them or harass them. This both created a safe place for cycling and made a statement […]

Santa Monica Critical Mass

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Last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities around the world, cyclists, roller bladers, boarders, etc…come together for a festive rolling celebration. It’s an organized coincidence with no leaders and no set agenda. People come together for many reasons, to assert their right to cleaner air, less congestion, safer roads, and to celebrate and […]

Santa Monica Critical Mass

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Last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities around the world, cyclists, roller bladers, boarders, etc…come together for a festive rolling celebration. It’s an organized coincidence with no leaders and no set agenda. People come together for many reasons, to assert their right to cleaner air, less congestion, safer roads, and to celebrate and […]

What to Expect at Friday’s Critical Mass

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Believe it or not, this was done with the officer’s consent. Photo: Digable Soul/Flickr Critical Mass has gone mainstream.  Following last month’s "Critical Mass Attack," where an officer was caught on tape kicking at cyclists’ bikes before the cameraman was tackled to the ground, it seems you can’t go anywhere without reading or discussing Critical […]

Santa Monica Physical Mass

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In the past couple of months the Santa Monica Police Department has cracked down on the monthly Critical Mass rides assigning at least a dozen officers every month to follow cyclists and basically harass them with nuisance tickets.  Oftentimes, these tickets are dismissed, and the extra effort costs the SMPD about $3,000 a month. Well […]