Last Friday of the month | 6pm | Melb CBD
Critical mass bike protests are organised rides that aim to raise awareness about cycling as a viable form of transportation and to advocate for better infrastructure and safety measures for cyclists and other mobility users.We ride as a group, to form a "critical mass", making the ride safe, family friendly, and inclusive to all.
Starting at the Summerhill Triangle Park (corner Sussex St) we will finish at the Braybrook Hub where council is to decide the future of Summerhill Rd.We encourage you to register to speak at the council meeting to share your experience of riding on Summerhill Rd or why you don't and how it negatively impacts your access to essential local amenities.More details on the Facebook link.
Critical Mass - Footscray Road
Start: State Library of Victoria
Tour: Travel down Latrobe St through to Docklands then west along Footscray Rd right into the middle of Footscray.
End: Nicholson Street Mall
Surprise! 4-week Footscray Rd shutdown!More details on Facebook.
Critical Mass North
Protest for safe bike lanes - Ride, scoot, skateStart: 5.30pm: State Library, Friday 27th October 2023
Pick up point: Gertrude / Nicholson Street
End: All Nations Park, NorthcoteAdditional rides details to be added soon!Co-hosted by Streets Alive Darebin, Streets Alive Yarra, XR Pedal Rebels and Yarra Bicycle Users Group
Critical Mass rides allow participants to show support for changes to the fabric of Melbourne. Some of the benefits of joining a ride include:Increased visibility: Large groups of people, more visibility, safety, and a show of what people want.Advocacy: Protest, shout, push, or politely ask. Rides give participants an outlet to have their voices heard.Community building: Make friends, meet likeminded people, share experiences, have fun, and install a sense of camaraderie amongst active transport users.Increased cycling: These rides show people that biking is a viable option.
Critical Mass is organised by individual organisations. If available, press releases will be available here.
Information for participants
Running late and looking for the ride? We are using CriticalMaps to track the ride.
How to keep safe on the ride? What is "massing up" and "corking"? Your questions answered.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we live, work, and ride. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. Critical Mass rides take place on land that was stolen, and we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.Designed and supported by Fobii