Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Critical Manners, Courteous Mass



Been out for a while due to a glitch. But the glitch has been fixed.
We had a good meeting and decided that this needed to start happening again in Fort Wayne.

Do you like to ride your bicycle? Do you want to meet other people who ride bikes? Would you like to reduce the level of antagonism between bicycles and cars? Then join Critical Manners/Courteous Mass on the second Friday of the month. Riders should gather around 6:15 at Lawton Park so the ride can begin at 6:30.

All parties are welcome to join and help bring common courtesy back to the streets. For those who need a refresher on what Critical Manners/Courteous Mass is, here is the deal:
• The ride will respect and abide the city’s traffic laws.
• Rides will be on the slow side to ensure no one is dropped and that the Mass stays a mass.
• The Mass will only take up one lane, two when necessary for safety.
• The ride will stop at red lights and stop signs. If a light turns red mid-mass, the riders who made the light should safely pull over to wait for those who were caught by the light.
• Riders are asked to signal turns, call out danger, and communicate their intentions to other riders.

The goal of these rides is to be a visible and positive example of the cooperation that can exist between cars and bicycles when people respect the laws and each other. So join the Mass and help make Fort Wayne a better place for bicycles.

We are thinking around a 7 miler. Spring is here folks! Dust it off and join us for some fun!

2 comments:

Jugomugo said...

Sweet! We had a decent turnout for ours here in Indianapolis last month. I will be unfortunately out of town for our this month, but will be heavily promoting it.

fwbikecommuter said...

Jugomugo,
Hope all is well in Indy!
PJ