Critical Mass + Labor Day Traffic = Driving Chaos, Mayhem, Pain
It’s the last Friday of the month.
That means it’s the monthly Critical Mass Chicago bike ride.
It’s also the start of the three day Labor Day holiday weekend.
That means tons of drivers will be on the road trying to flee the city for Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and beyond.
We predict traffic mayhem wherever the hundreds, if not thousands of participants in the monthly parade of bikes called Critical Mass.
Even under normal circumstances, Critical Mass bikers will shutdown intersections for 10-20 minutes at a time until they all pass through.
No one knows the route of Critical Mass until just before the 5:30 start from Daley Center.
So be prepared for the worst if you’re driving around the city this evening.