Friday April 27th 2012 is Critical Mass! Since 2004 the police have cracked down on bicycling in the city with tickets and arrests in an attempt to crush the bike movement. Lets take this opportunity to revive Critical Mass and show everyone that the Bike community is alive and growing. Invite your friends! Lets bring back the huge and fun critical mass rides NYC used to have and help kick off the 5 day weekend building toward the General Strike and bike month!
On May 1st 2012 come out for the General Strike and bring your bike! Join the Bike Bloc.
Bike Bloc is a large group of individuals and cycling affinity groups similar to a Critical Mass ride. Bike Blocs at street protests have the advantage of being able to break up and reform. The spontaneity of a Bike Bloc means that participants are able to easily move through the streets without the needing leaders or a decided route. Another advantage of a Bike Bloc is that arrests are rare and a generally festive atmosphere. In the past, Bike Blocs have provided a tremendous amount of solidarity and logistical support to demonstrators who are on foot.
We are encouraging anyone who wants to make their voice heard during the May 1st General Strike to come to New York and to bring a bike.
Help get the word out about Critical Mass and Bike Bloc: Print and distribute the flyer!