Critical Mass Auckland

The May Critical Mass ride happened on the 30th. Around 50 people turned out for the ride which ventured through the CBD, the Viaduct and Ponsonby.

The next Critical Mass is happening on the 27th of June. Meet in Albert Park (by the fountain) at 5:30pm

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Photos from the first few rides of 2008 are on the  Critical Mass Flickr group. Feel free to share any photos you have from the rides.

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Despite what the whole '.org.nz' thing may have you thinking, CRITICAL MASS IS NOT AN ORGANISATION; Critical Mass is a spontaneous, leaderless bicycle ride that occurs on the last Friday of every month in almost every major city in the world. It is regarded by many participants as celebrations of self-powered transportation as opposed to a protest or organised demonstration.

The purpose of critical Mass is not formalised beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and travelling en masse through the city streets. While the original ride in San Francisco started to draw attention to how unfriendly the city was to cyclists, the leaderless structure of Critical Mass makes it impossible to assign it one specific goal.