ALERT!: Critical Mass To Screw Up Rush Hour Traffic Tonight
Those crazy bike riders who make up Critical Mass Chicago, hit the streets at 5:30 PM starting at Daley Center.
The last Friday of the month mega-bike ride causes traffic chaos wherever it happens to meander for approximately 10 or so miles and two to three hours.
As usual, the route is not known until just before 5:30.
But it’s best to try to avoid get caught in its molasses like tentacles. Much like waiting for a slow moving freight train at a railroad crossing, this bike parade is so long and massive, it will backup traffic at intersections for 10 to 30 minutes.
If you get trapped by Critical Mass, just relax, turn off the car, recline your seat, turn up the radio and watch the spectacle pass you by.
And, as the Critical Mass riders always say, “Happy Friday!”