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We ride on the last Friday of every month. We meet at 6:30pm in Government Center. Bring your bike and your friends with bikes!
We are not the 2nd Saturday of the month 10am Emerge Miami / Meetup Group Critical Mass.
Who I'd like to meet: Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists and, less frequently, unicyclists, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse. While the ride was originally founded with the idea of drawing attention to how unfriendly the city was to bicyclists, the leaderless structure of Critical Mass makes it impossible to assign it any one specific goal. In fact, the purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets.
The Story Behind the Name
"The name "Critical Mass" is taken from Ted White's 1992 documentary film about bicycling, "Return of the Scorcher". In the film, George Bliss describes a typical scene in China, where cyclists often cannot cross intersections because there is automobile cross-trafic and no traffic lights. Slowly, more and more cyclists amass waiting to cross the road, and when there is a sufficient number of them -- a critical mass, as Bliss called it -- they are able to all move together with the force of their numbers to make cross traffic yield while they cross the road."
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Jan 9 2009 6:02 AM
Thanks for your answers and patience, 305CM.
Jan 2 2009 8:06 AM
awesome times can't wait for the next one :)
Bike Miami Days (Sunday, 12/14)
Dec 10 2008 3:06 PM
See you this Sunday!
Dec 3 2008 3:33 PM
I Am Your Villain & Loose Cannons on the Run is at it again! We’re doing something a little different this time. This Wednesday, December 3rd, it’s a Bike Basel Poker Run - Best hand wins the race. It's going to be an already determined path to PS14. Here's the schedule below: Riders meet at Free Spirits Lounge (located at Collins & 21st Street) at 11:00pm - AFTER the Yelle concert, which is at Collins Park. You receive your first card and ride out at 11:30pm Then you make your way to Deuce Bar (222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139) and get your next card. At 12:00am, we leave Deuce Bar and ride down washington to Lincoln rd and from there go to Purdy (1811 Purdy Ave). At Purdy, you get 2 cards. After that, everyone goes down to PS14 to receive your last card. The person with the best hand wins the race and the $50 bar tab.
My deepest thanks for the friendship and for the positive impact your making upon the World...Peace Love and Respect :)
Sep 28 2008 11:10 PM
rydell- you should have stayed for the veggie stir-fry we conjured up, it was delicious!
HEART of GOLD Clothing and ReCyclery
Sep 28 2008 9:50 PM
Great ride <3 and htanks sooo much for photo tag support. means alot to us<3
Sep 28 2008 12:52 AM
Last night's ride was AWESOME! Can't wait for the next one!
Sep 27 2008 3:57 PM
Yesterday was fun! Though I did exhibit a bit too much aggression towards a specific black pick up that almost hit me.
Sep 27 2008 2:28 PM
did anyone see that one guy throwing rocks at us? what the fuck was everyone's problem last night?! regardless of all the jerks on the street, a good time was had.
Sep 27 2008 10:52 AM
thanks for the add!
Sep 26 2008 4:24 AM
See you tomorrow :-)
Sep 26 2008 2:42 AM
I would go to the show but it's a bit harder when you on the west coast. Diego drink a beer for mr hommie.
Sep 23 2008 6:06 PM
they're playing a show this friday at the wallflower gallery in miami! Everyone go!! Make sure to be there at 8, it will be a fun party with dancing for everyone.
Tickets are 8 dollars, ask me or Devin if you have any questions.
*this is my bff band,we should make a detour to enjoy the amazingness!
Sep 21 2008 2:41 AM
Let's hope for no tube changing this Friday. I think you've had enough.
Sep 20 2008 7:58 PM
I'm way bummed about my leg. I wish I could ride on friday.
Sep 17 2008 4:43 PM
I've been wanting to hit up critical mass but i always work friday nights but i think i'll request off next friday. see you then? -stephanie
Sep 17 2008 10:03 AM
see you there!
Sep 17 2008 3:41 AM
Sep 11 2008 10:03 PM
should have gone to college
Sep 1 2008 5:18 AM
good ride the other night. i'm sure next month will be even bigger. see you in sept.
Aug 31 2008 6:14 AM
propts to hosting a good time last friday of every month. Body count was exactly 70 strong last friday. 3 blocks long,; longer then 3 semi trucks long or even 5~ about 7 semi trucks long, a convoy like Smokey and the Bandit could build up~ keep the pedal to the medal "ya got along way to go and a short time to get there" but we gonna due what they say can't be done~ Just Do It! Lance Armstrong, it was actually the Bandit that said that~:) But propts to Lance tour da France alltime best rider champ! Enjoytheride:) O-"..O-->
Aug 31 2008 6:14 AM
next time 100!
Aug 30 2008 2:34 PM
Aug 29 2008 7:46 PM
thanks, I'll try to make it then.
Aug 29 2008 3:18 AM
newbie =) see everyone manana
Aug 28 2008 10:31 PM
not sure where to start looking, just moved out here, currently staying in palm beach [boca raton] any suggestions on how to get to the gov. center? tri-rail? bus?
Aug 28 2008 12:37 AM
can anyone tell me the best route from the mpath to revolution
Aug 27 2008 4:28 PM
Day Trip to Immokalee, Florida with Seed305
Seed305, a workshop series providing a space for connecting politics, our lives and activism, is hosting a day trip to Immokalee to visit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). The CIW is a community-based worker organization whose members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout Florida. The organization has seen major successes, including an historical agreement with Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonalds.
Join us in learning more about the CIW and their amazing work! Saturday September 6, leaving at 9am.
In Immokalee, we'll: -Learn about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, their history, working conditions and campaigns. -Do a walking tour of the trailer parks where workers live. -Visit their amazing radio station and community center.
RSVP to email@example.com by Tuesday September 2nd. Please let us know if you can drive.
Aug 27 2008 3:03 PM
We're on wikipedia thanks to to Moises, check it out, but we need a picture to upload, check it out. In the cities section.
Aug 25 2008 8:47 PM
Aug 24 2008 10:02 PM
Aug 14 2008 10:56 PM
thanks for the info! see you @ the mass
Great GREEN Family Festival!
Aug 14 2008 1:51 PM
We are ready to accept vendors and exhibitors for the Great GREEN Family Festival! Join us!
Aug 14 2008 2:45 AM
does the 305 have a forum for the bike/fixie community down here? i just moved down trying to meet some people to ride with. Oh, and can someone link me an actual map for the critical mass meet?
my facebook http://www. new. facebook. com/home. php#/profile. php?id=83504425
PS: I'm looking for some nice bull horn handlebars, if you have a pair lemme know.
Aug 6 2008 9:44 PM
Anti-Lake Worth Bike Coop
Aug 5 2008 6:46 PM
Down withto All Bicyclists! Christopher Columbus discovered this country with a Ford, not no fucking fixed gear peddle crap!!!!
Aug 2 2008 6:48 PM
For future reference, Tues. Night @ Foxs (Shuff Tues.) is from 11pm - 5am and everyone rides around during and after! There are more and more bikes every Tues! Good place to hang with your buddies. Just have fun and RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Jul 30 2008 7:12 PM
Jul 27 2008 4:12 PM
57cm benotto frame for sale//// leave a message on my page.... great ride on friday!!!