Pittsburgh
Critical Mass

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Scheduled Rides
Date: Last Friday of every month
Time: Meet at 5:30 PM

Meet in front of the Carnegie Library (by the dinosaur). The next ride is on July 28, 2006.

April 28, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ~200.
Info: A big sunny ride. We ended at Paint & Body for a Book 'Em Benefit.

March 31, 2006.
Ride Report
Riders: ~75.
Info: Lots of police aggression, documented by QED interns. We are meeting at the Big Idea Bookstore, 504 S. Millvale in Bloomfield, on Monday, April 3, at 8pm to discuss what happened.

October 28, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ~200.
Info: Lots of costumes and frankenbikes. We biked around the East End.

September 30, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ~150.
Info: A cheery ride through the East End, ending at the Point's finish line. Many of us then went to Gallery night downtown, where there was a shortage of places to lock our bikes. No escorts!

August 26, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ~100.
Info: It was rainy and a bit somber. We had escorts.

July 29, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ??
Info: ??

June 24, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ~300. The biggest Pgh Critical Mass ever!
Info: This was the special BikeFest Critical Mass. We took a flat route around the East End. Here are some pictures and more and more. And a video (alternate format.) We ended at a huge bash at Free Ride!

May 27, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: ??
Info: ??

April 29, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders:~75
Info: We biked around Oakland and the East End, and ended at a show at CMU.

March 25, 2005.
Ride Report
Riders: A bunch.
Info: We did the classic route---through Oakland, then the south side, in the Armstrong tunnels, through downtown and back to Oakland via Bloomfield. After we went to an art show at CMU, and then many of us went to an art auction/dinner/benefit at Kincaidia.

February 25, 2005
Ride Report
Info: I really don't remember. There was a ride. We ended at a show at Roboto.

January 28, 2005
Ride Report
Riders: Around 30 people braved the cold.
Info: We biked around the East End, and ended downtown at the Gallery Crawl. Us bikers need a place to park when we are downtown being cultured! Some pictures.

Critical Masquerade, October 29, 2004
Ride Report
Riders: Around 50, despite the rain, in costumes.
Info: We biked around Oakland, through Uptown, to downtown, to the South Side

September 24, 2004
Ride Report
Riders: Around 100.
Info: We circled the East End, ended at the Peach Pit.

September 26, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Around 100. Tall bikes, choppers, & more.
Info: We went to the southside, downtown, and ended at 1877 where we watched bike-related videos.
Some photos and some more photos.

August 29, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Around 100? One tall bike, one skateboard, one unicycle.
Info: We went through oakland, the southside, made some noise in armstrong tunnel, visited 2 fountains downtown, and returned to the east end.

July 25, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Around 65? One wee bike.
Info: Fountains!
We did a tour of Pittsburgh fountains, visiting fountains in Oakland, East Liberty, and downtown.
Here is a link to some pictures from the July ride.

June 27, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Around 65? One tall bike.
Info:We rode around the East End, via Baum, Shadyside, east liberty, 2 loops around Penn Circle, and bloomfield, and ended with a picnic in Schenley park.
Here is a link to some pictures from the June ride.

May 30, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Between 65-100? One tall bike.
Info:We rode through Oakland, through the Southside, made lots of noise in the Armstrong tunnel, looped around Market Square downtown, biked up liberty, and ended back at the dinosaur.

May 2, 2003
Ride Report
This was a special ride to celebrate the Multi-Tool open house in Wilkinsburg and Free Ride's 24-hour bike-build-a-thon.

April 25, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Between 75-100. One tall bike. One bike house.
Info: There was a ride. We were noticed.
Here is a link and another link with pictures and information.

March 28, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Estimates ranged from 65-150 (i guess somewhere between that). One tall bike.
Route and info:It was a beautiful day, and probably the best turnout (both numbers and enthusiasm) I've seen at a Pittsbugh Critical Mass. We went down to the south side, took over the armstrong tunnel, through downtown, up liberty and ended at a show at the frame (which had a nutritional yeast cheeseball).

February 28, 2003
Ride Report
Riders: Approx 40
Route: We ended this ride at Quiet Storm, where we watched the documentary "We are Traffic".

January 31, 2003
Ride Report
Route: We ended this ride at Quiet Storm, where we watched the documentary "Return of the Scorcher".

October 25, 2002
Ride Report
Two tall bikes, one transbar, one bike house, and lots of costumes participated in Critical Masquerade.
Here is a link and another link with pictures.

April 28, 2000
Ride Report
Riding Time: 5:28-?
Riders: Approx 25
Route: Down 5th Ave to the Birmingham Bridge, across the bridge to Carson St., down Carson to the Smithfield St. bridge. From there up to Bloomfield or something.
As you may have guessed, I didn't quite make it to this one. I arrived at 5:36, to find a friend of mine waiting. We waited for another few minutes, and another friend of mine showed up. We set off, hoping to catch the larger Mass. We didn't, but had some fun anyway. We went on the route from April 20th. The moral of this story is don't try to show up at 5:30, arrive before the ride time.

April 20, 2000
Earth Day ride, starting at the University of Pittsburgh Student Union Patio on Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth and Forbes avenues in Oakland. With luck, I'll have some pictures of the event up afterwards.

Ride Report
Riding Time: 5:10-5:50
Riders: 18
Route: Down 5th Ave to the Birmingham Bridge, across the bridge to Carson St., down Carson to the 10th St. bridge, through the tunnels, then up Forbes and back to Pitt.
Fortunately, the rain that had been going on and off all day dried up. Drivers were mostly friendly, with the obligitory exceptions. We decided at the outset to only block one lane of traffic, although we had enough people to block two. Overall an fun and encouraging ride, hopefully the first of many larger ones throughout the nice weather. At the end of a ride we decided to go with the standard Critical Mass schedule of 5:30 on the last Friday of every month. Pictures of the event will be forthcoming. The next ride will be Fir, April 28th at 5:30. We will meet by the Carnegie across from the Pitt Student Union.

October 30, 1998
Time: 4:30 PM

We will leave around 4:30 PM from the front steps of the Carnegie Library in Oakland. The ride will go from Oakland across the Burmingham Bridge into Southside. From there we will travel West on Carson Street until the Smithfield Bridge. From there we will go Downtown onto Liberty Ave and into Bloomfield. We will then make our way back to Fifth Avenue and return to the Carnegie Library.

This event got an article in one of the lacal newspapers, but I couldn't find it.

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