According to RENew Northfield,
“Rumor has it that Northfield Critical Masses will begin at noon on the first and third Thursday of each month, proceeding from the intersection of 2nd and Division through downtown to the south, and back.”
The blog entry goes on to say that according to Wikipedia,
“Critical Mass rides are self-organized, noncommercial and non-competitive, and they operate with diffused and informal decison-making, independent of ‘leaders’.”
…hmmm, kind of reminds me of the TAZ…
Griff Wigley, of Locally Grown, asked me if the Northfield Critical Massers are just trying to raise awareness of non-motorized transportation or were they trying to urge the City to take a specific bike friendly action. Geez Griff, I don’t know, it just sounded like a bit of fun to me…
At any rate, it seems like an appropriate celebratory parade for Steve Clark, who is visiting on the first Thursday of October, or the 5th, to talk about making Northfield more bike and pedestrian friendly. So catch the Critical Mass at 12 pm in Downtown Northfield and catch Steve’s presentation at 7 pm at the High School.
Note: The NDDC does not condone bike riding without a helmet.