A quick round up on some bike events this weekend.
Friday was critical mass around the world. You probably wouldn’t know it in NYC.
Only a hundred and fifty people came out to San Francisco, the birthplace of this historic biking phenomenon. With low turnout and a potential police investigation, it has regular participants asking, “Is the SFPD planning a crackdown of Critical Mass?” This was the headline of a recent blog posting from a fairly new website dedicated to SF critical mass.
Check the whole story at SF Criticalmass.org
Here is a recent news story from a CBS local news affiliate KPIX which chronicles that SFPD Chief George Gascon is reviewing department policy on Critical Mass, as part of his commitment to cut crime by 20%.
(Yes the offensive crime of riding your bike in a group)
Meanwhile a group of cyclists got together in Portland for their first tweed ride.
(Photo by Bike Portland’s, Jonathan Maus (Founder / Editor-in-Chief) More photos available on his flickr site.
and here in NYC, Bike Messengers and urban racers got together on Friday, to raise money for Haiti’s relief.
Congrats to the winners:
(from the left-right) Chris-Second, Rafi-First and JT-Third)