Critical Mass is a bicycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities around the world. The purpose of Critical Mass is not anything 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. Informal purposes are as follows: celebrating the freedom of traveling under your own power, promoting the bicycle as a viable means of transportation, reclaiming the streets, and expressing yourself in every way possible. It’s a lot of fun! Come out, all are welcome.
We meet at Marsh’s Sun Fresh in Westport on the last Friday of every month. Meet at 6:30, ride when a critical mass of cyclists overtake the parking lot. The slowest rider determines the pace. The point is to be here, on our bicycles, enjoying the city. We don’t have anywhere specific to go.
Although there is no set route, we usually do brief tours of the major neighborhoods in Kansas City; The Plaza, Westport, Midtown, Troost, Downtown, and The River Market. There are periodic breaks in between. Toward the end, there is usually a stop where people can buy food and beverages.
WHO? All of us.
WHAT? A friendly, all ages bicycle ride.
WHEN? Last Friday of every month. Gather at approximately 6:30 pm. Ride when the collective group decides to head out.
WHERE? Sun Fresh in Westport. 4001 Mill St., Kansas City, MO
Reminder: The goal has always been to create a safe environment for all riders, but we cannot control, nor do we desire to control every rider’s behavior. KC Critical Mass promotes personal responsibility, and it is each rider’s responsibility to take care of themselves, and if they choose to ride with us, then they accept those risks inherent in riding a bicycle with a large group of other people riding bicycles.