Tonight’s Coverage of Critical Mass Brought to You By…

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Not that I’m going to complain about NBC’s coverage of bicycling issues, in addition to three stories about Critical Mass they’re also the only station to have covered Sharrows; but couldn’t we have given the car advertisements a rest for one story?

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Cyclist Dies on Critical Mass, NBC Opens Fire

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Last night, a cyclist died on Critical Mass after losing control of his bicycle and crashing into a wall on UCLA’s campus. Jerico Culata was only eighteen years old and friends and family are already mourning his death. Police are investigating the cause of the crash but have already noted that Culata was not wearing a […]

Seattle Critical Mass Assault a Flashpoint in Bike v Car Culture

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Riders from This May’s Seattle Critical Mass Last Friday, during Seattle’s Critical Mass ride, a Subaru station wagon ran over some cyclists.  The reasons for the incident are up for debate as cyclists claim the driver acted irrationally and plowed into the cyclists without provocation.  The driver claims that cyclists were attacking his car and […]

We Rode As One

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By now you’ve probably heard the news about last Friday’s Los Angeles Critical Mass, now with cops!, and have read touching accounts of cyclist’ new B.F.F.’s. If you haven’t, you can get a feel for how the ride went by watching the video above, and reading Kumbaya, posted here on Saturday and Undiscovered Country posted […]

Bike Talk Takes on Critical Mass

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An original poster for Bike Talk on Kill Radio I got a notice in my inbox that the popular Internet Radio show Bike Talk will spend an episode discussing all things “Critical Mass” in Los Angeles. To say that it’s been an interesting year for Critical Mass is an understatement. To make things even more […]

Group Rides and the LAPD, Still Working It Out

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While the relationship between the Los Angeles Police Department and large group bike rides, such as Critical Mass or CRANK Mob, have improved by leaps and bounds over the summer; reactions to last Saturday’s CRANK Mob ride, aka CRANKMAS III, shows there is still some work to do. Readers may remember that after an ugly […]

The Issue of Bike Theft in L.A. Goes Mainstream

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Now THAT’s vigilantiasm. Photo: Prawnpie/Flickr As cycling grows more and more popular, both in Los Angeles and across the country, the problem with bike thieves also grows.  All of a sudden, those bicycles that were safe chained to a poll with a U-Lock are easy targets for thieves instead of safe.  In response to growing […]