Friday 30th Nov, 2012
CRITICAL MASS BIRTHDAY RIDE
State Library Lawn, Melbourne, 5:00pm
Critical Mass Melbourne is an informal grass roots random collection of people that gather to take part in the month's critical mass event. See Critical Mass world wide for the aims of the dis-organisation. The rides in Melbourne began in November 1995, and have occurred every month since, with between 100 and 1000 riders involved. Like most Critical Mass events in other cities, the Melbourne rides have fostered the development of a coherent urban cycling community, the focus of which is the temporary intentional community of the rides themselves.
The biggest rides of the year are always held each November to celebrate the birthday of the first ride in Melbourne. These rides are typically five to ten times larger than a normal Critical Mass in Melbourne. This is also a suitable time of year to encourage cycling as the warmer weather arrives.
Rides occur on the last Friday of every month at the front of the State Library of Victoria.