With the weather starting to warm up, and the forecast looking good for this Friday, Tufts Bikes invites you to head over to Boston with us for the monthly Critical Mass ride this Friday, 4/29.
Critical Mass is an awesome ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month, in cities around the world. According to the Boston Critical Mass page, this ride is “a vision of a happy, bike-friendly world replacing our polluted, congested roads, a protest for better cycling facilities and against car culture, a mobile paean to bicycling’s joys, a merry ride downtown and through the neighborhoods with friends, and more.” Basically, a ton of cyclists get together and take over the streets of Boston for a couple of hours. It’s a great way to see new parts of the city and get excited about biking in Boston.
- The ride starts in Copley Square around 5:30. Copley is about 7 miles from Tufts, which means about a 40 minute ride on average.
- If you want to ride there with a group, we will gather at the bike racks outside the library at 4:45 and head out from there; or, you can meet us in Boston.
- Check out a Tufts Bike or bring your own.
- This tends to be a pretty big ride, so it can be easy to lose the people you come with. The ride usually finishes up in Copley or you can break off and head back to Tufts whenever you want. Tufts Bikes can give you a map but be sure you know how to get back from Boston (after 7 pm you can always ride the T with your bike).
- The pace tends to be casual, so you will be able to keep up with the group. PLEASE dress in bright clothing and have both front and back lights on your bike, as it will get dark on the ride home.
- Critical Mass is a super fun event, and I hope that lots of people can join us! Please remember that you ride at your own risk. Cars do sometimes get very angry at us for holding up traffic, and the cyclists do tend to run through red lights and not always follow traffic laws. If you have questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. See you on Friday!