Critical Mass To Make Rush Hour More Challenging Friday Night
Heads up Friday drivers.
Rush hour may be a little more challenging than normal as September’s monthly Critical Mass ride gets going at 5:30 Friday evening.
The last Friday of the month “parade” of bicycle riders steps off from Daley Center Plaza and will take some unknown 10-20 mile route through the city this evening.
Typically, the mass of bicyclists take over streets on their route and clog up traffic at intersections completely stopping cross traffic for long durations between 10-30 minutes at a time.
With beautiful weather Friday, the turnout for Critical Mass should be large. Big turnouts translate into a longer line of bikes, longer delays for motorists and pedestrians at intersections.
So if you stumble upon Critical Mass this evening be prepared to wait.
And as the Critical Mass drivers shout at passersby…”Happy Friday!”