Friday Night (Bike) Lights: 2 2Night + 1 July 1Posted: June 24, 2011
If you scurry, you can catch up with RIDE #1 Ventura Critical Mass which meets 530pm last Friday of every month Mission Park in Downtown Ventura.
This ride usually heads toward midtown on Main and out toward the east end and back. It takes the streets, makes left turns into traffic, and instead of avoiding streets with congestion, embraces them! Stand up on your bike and be counted!
“Critical Mass is a bicycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities around the world.The ride was originally founded in 1992 in San Francisco. The inspiration behind the ride was to create social space via the bicycle. In fact, the purpose of Critical Mass is not usually formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes.”
RIDE #2: The evening’s second ride also meets at Mission Park but at 7:30pm.
After some socializing, the ride will travel up Ventura Avenue, around downtown and midtown, and will end up at the Local Cafe for some food. Since the Local Cafe closes at 9pm, my guess is the ride will leave by 8pm and zip around quickly!
Next Friday July 1, please join us for FLOWER POWER! Here’s a link to info about the next ArtRide, Flower Power, a jpg and a pdf. Please help spread the word!