TRAFFIC ALERT: March Critical Mass Friday Night
Critical Mass takes place this Friday evening.
Critical Mass is the massive bike ride that takes place the last Friday evening of every month, and takes hundreds if not thousands of bike riders through a leisurely ride on the streets of Chicago.
Rides can be 15-20 miles and take three to four hours and due to the huge number of bikes, will create major traffic impacts wherever it snakes through the city.
If you’re in a hurry to get somewhere Friday evening, you don’t want to get caught at a traffic light with the Critical Mass express coming through. It’s like being at a railroad crossing with a very long and slow freight train crossing.
Critical Mass starts from Daley Center at 5:30 PM Friday evening.
Unfortunately, the route is a secret until just moments before Critical Mass starts so we can’t give drivers any advanced warning of where the route will take them.
The best advice for dealing with getting stuck in Critical Mass induced traffic is to just sit back, take a deep breath, and wave to the bike riders yelling “Happy Friday.”
Have a nice weekend everyone.