Last week I moved back to Chicago from L.A. and was treated to the BEST MASS EVER!
Where do I begin? I pulled into Daley Plaza at 6:05 and simply could not believe how crowded it was. About a mile or two into the ride, not long after it was hijacked, I got a head count of over 625. 625!!!!! Given that there were some people in front of me, and that there were some clumps that I undercounted, we probably had close to 700 riders. And three dogs. It was a festive ride with almost no confrontation - at least I didn't see any. And just when I thought it couldn't get better, we descended down to the Congress [Eisenhower] Expressway to join the traffic jam for a mile or so. The euphoria of the ride led some to strip naked in the glee of the moment.
Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza, Dearborn & Washington at 5:30 pm on the last Friday of each month, regardless of season or weather. They are free and fun. All you have to do is show up with your bike. Learn more About CCM
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