Critical Mass Bike Ride

Right here in Lake Worth Beach.  This had to be one of my most exhilarating rides that I’ve participated in.   There are the Thursday Night Peddlers, the Critical Mass group and  another group that builds their own bikes, (freaky bikes) no my terminology for them, that ride in Lake Worth.    DSCN4661                                                                                                             Lake Worth Critical Mass takes place once a month, easy to remember, always on the first Friday of the month, it happens to coincide with Evening on the Avenue.  They meet at six o’clock at Bryant Park parking lot and ride at 7 p.m.  With great anticipation I was there first to arrive and the bikers came trickling in one or two at a time and right about quarter of 7, cars started arriving to unload  their riders with bikes.                                                      DSCN4652 DSCN4618  An awesome site to see as their lights streak by, with a mass of riders.  They came from un-incorporated Lake Worth and further afield.   Tonights ride had close to 40 participants, quite impressive, as they ride at a good clip in and around the streets of Lake Worth Beach and they always get cheersas they pass cafe diners and bars on Lake Ave.  They have a facebook page “Lake Worth Critical Mass”  Everyone is welcome, this is a wonderful outing where  the entire family can participate.          DSCN4660 Some of the riders tonight go down to Miami and  join in the Miami Critical Mass ride which numbers in the thousands. Below are some photos from  Paris, Buenos Aires and Miami and from an English Travel write up about Buenos Aires “La Masa Critical (Critical Mass) takes over the streets of Argentine skateboards or wheelchairs, can join in, starting and leaving the ride at any point they want. ...”   This is way cool.  Think you might not be able to keep up start with the Thursday Night Peddlers, a non spandex rider group that meet  Thursdays in Bryant Park  at 6 and rides 6:30 a 35 min. ride.   Critical Mass averages 7 miles.   Everyone is welcome to all the rides we are not alone.  Then another article “Budapest boasts numbers of up to 80,000 bicyclists in their twice-a-year Critical Mass rides, active since 2004. Two articles — from Justin Hyatt and Kükü and the Critical Mass Budapest Community — chart the surprising rise (even to them) in popularity of the rides and the lasting effects on the city as well as on bicycling in general.

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About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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One Response to Critical Mass Bike Ride

  1. The Tebbes says:

    You do awesome job

    Jim and Darlene

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