Looks like we’re not a bunch of anarchist bike riders complaining about police misconduct, after all.
This week a landmark settlement was handed down from the city to pay participants of the monthly critical mass ride for harassment and false arrest.
Read more from the New York Times.
N.Y. / Region Section
Here is a great recap of the current state of Critical Mass in NYC, from Criticalmasspanic.
About 40 cyclists gathered at the new and improved Union Square as the light faded from the sky. A good crowd, many new faces. Some visitors were from LA, where they have a thriving mass ride scene, [...]
NYC’s critical mass has taken a serious blow over the years. It’s now some sort of ridiculous stand off between the NYPD who won’t back down and a few loyal riders who are brave enough to come out. Last month (June) was no different.
Here is a video of the police blocking the [...]
Tomorrow, April 26th, Monday…former cop Patrick Pogan will take the stand for his criminal trial. Friday (4/23) Pogan spoke for the first time about what his rationale was for body checking Christopher Long in Time’s Square back in Critical Mass, July 25, 2008.
The trial continues on Monday with Pogan’s cross-examination.
Those who would [...]
Check out the latest coverage from Punk legend and bicycle reporter Chris Ryan (Team Spider) on the spot at the Pogan trail downtown.
A wrap up of news coverage:
Read his full report here.
Here is an article from the Miami Herald that shows how their monthly critical mass ride is improving cycling.
The monthly Critical Mass bike ride through some of Miami’s busiest streets has grown substantially over the summer and fall. BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI aviglucci@MiamiHerald.com
We are riding our bicycles right down the middle of [...]
we all saw the video of Christopher Long being body-checked in Time’s Square during critical mass. Now he is suing the NYPD for trying to cover up the tackle.
Read the article in the NY Dailynews here.
Critical Mass Brooklyn Tonight followed by a Time’s up after party.
Brooklyn Critical Mass After Party Friday, June 12th, 2009 9:00 PM East River Bar, 97 S. 6th St, off of Bedford Ave next to the Time’s Up! Brooklyn Space
BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS AFTER PARTY New Volunteer Meet-N-Greet BBQ Potluck with DJ Special [...]
The on going saga of harassment from the NYPD against cyclists continues with last week’s monthly critical mass ride in Manhattan.
In May the 5 borough bike club wrapped up its lawsuit trial against the NYPD for their heavy handed parade rule which states no more than 50 people can ride bikes in a [...]
From Vlad at the Glass Bead Collective: The next NYC critical mass is this Friday 5/29 at 7pm starting at union square north. Come out and enjoy what is now becoming a much safer ride.
We are releasing a new video that takes you inside the New York Critical Mass bike ride [...]