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Breaking news-critical mass settlement

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.

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Great report from last Friday’s Mass

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, […]

Critical Mass Today

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 […]

Old School Hip Hop Ride-Tonight

Events listings from Mellow Yellow:

Tonight

TUESDAY 6/22

OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP DANCE RIDE! 7pm Tompkins Sq Park Dress funky fresh and ready to bust a move

Hey you. Yeah, you, looking so good on that bike, or unicycle. You on those roller blades, or that long-board. You, loving yourself, your streets, […]

Pogan Trial-Cross Examination Monday.

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 […]

Team Spider at the Pogan trail

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.

a rant and ride…Tweet This

So Judge Lewis Kaplan, upheld a ruling that more than 50 bikes in NYC need a permit to ride put forward by the NYPD with a blatant selective enforcement grudge against Critical Mass. Funny thing, the lawsuit that judge’s decision came out of was put forward by the 5 boro bike club who was […]

Spontaneous group rides are crushed in NYC

I guess we all saw it coming. We’ve been waiting on a ruling by Judge Lewis Kaplan on the status of the parade laws which state, that people need a permit in order to have group rides of more than 50 people. On Tuesday, Judge Kaplan handed down his decision and said that the […]

Staten Island has Critical Mass

Don’t count out this borough of NYC.  Staten Island’s got it’s own critical mass on the first Friday of every month.

They meet at Borough Hall and Richmond County Courthouse

130 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY‎ -7:00pm

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Keep track of what’s going on at their facebook group page. […]

Bicycle Guide to Halloween

This Saturday is Halloween so here is a compiled list of events happening not only for the weekend but Friday as well.

Here in NYC. Friday October 30th is the Halloween Critical Mass and Time’s Up Fundraiser Party. (check the flyer for info or go to time’s up)

And some critical mass […]