We ride the last Friday of every month all year round. Meet at confederation park (elgin and laurier) at 5:30, ride leaves at 6pm!

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Monday, October 04, 2010

Critical Mass in the news...

Ottawa Critical Mass was recently covered by Centretown News:

Monthly bike rally labelled 'anarchist event'

One thing I'd like to clear up: Critical Mass does not have a creator, organizer, leader, or even an official representative. When Critical Mass occurs, it's because a bunch of people decide to do the same thing at the same time in the same place.

Like Halloween, Critical Mass just happens.

Halloween is an interesting example. Every year, people form large groups, wander through the streets and slow down traffic. As critical mass critic Charles Akben-Marchand might say, "There are no concrete rules... nor is there a singular goal".

No one applies for a permit to go trick-or-treating. Does Halloween qualify as an anarchist event?


Speaking of Halloween, this Friday the 29th is Halloween Critical Mass! Bring your scary friends, spooky bikes, and crazy costumes to Confederation Park at Elgin+Laurier. Ride leaves at 6pm!