While critical mass has been demonized to the point of extinction in NYC, quite the opposite has occurred in Miami. Thousands of people come out every month including one particular basketball player you may have heard of:
That’s right, King James thinks critical mass is cool and so does hisMiami Heat teammates, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. And how does he know about critical mass, because he’s been on it several times and rides his bike to work.
Lebron likes critical mass so much he posted a well produced video on his website:
Take that bike haters.
This text is on the site:
Miami Critical Mass has been growing towards epic numbers in attendance. The event takes place on the last Friday of every month and welcomes bikers and cyclists of all shapes, sizes and credes to take a ride around the heart of Miami in complete unison. Two months ago, in late November, Miami Critical Mass saw its biggest attendance with over 2,000 people that came out to ride. Of those 2,000 people, LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were some of the famiiar faces that were in attendance.
You can watch the video above to see what you can expect at the meetups. And you can click here to see Dwyane Wade participating at the September 2012 meetup.
The next Critical Mass goes down Friday, January 25, 2013.
More Info On How To Participate: www.themiamibikescene.com
Don’t believe me about the popularity of this ride?
Check out the reviews on the Miami Critical Mass Yelp page:
For instance here is what Korinne J posted.
“What would you rather do stand in a crowded cheesy place filled with cigarette smoke and house music or get off your but and burn some calories while seeing a different side of Miami? I choose the latter…All ages and fitness levels every kind of bike you can imagine. Bring water, make sure you have a bike light (its the law) and get ready for a fun ride. Do the motorists get annoyed? Yes but maybe they should get out of the car and onto a bike.
I have seen skate boards, roller blades, custom bikes and grandmas to babies. One guy even has a big speaker rigged up behind his bike.
Its fun!! Go for it!
The mere fact that this ride has the top player in the NBA and a yelp page is pretty awesome.
I wonder what NYC’s yelp page would say?