Saturday, August 30, 2008

Seattle Critical Mass



Yesterday was the last Friday of the month, meaning five thirty finds me and Adam in downtown Seattle for the Critical Mass bikeride. It was my first Seattle critical mass and it was great, we rode all over downtown and let a lot of people know this is a biking town and they should join in...or at least drive safely around us.



We had a police escort, too, since last month's ride ended in a bad driver-biker mixup. (a driver wouldn't wait for the mass to pass and drove through the "corkers" barricade, running over two bikers, endangering the mass of riders, and causing some of them to react in defense).
See wikipedia for more info on Critical Mass in general and for a short summary of the July 2008 conflict in Seattle.

Bonus finds: two piroshki's and a location for free bread behind a bakery :)

2 comments:

Kate said...

Looks so fun! I'm glad you are loving Seattle. We need to find Critical Mass down here in SD.

adventurekerrs said...

Tess I'm so jealous that you got to be in the huge critical mass. How many riders do you think were there?