August might be the best month to try a Critical Mass ride

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Promotion image for Critical Mass rides in August

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Join the hundreds of other cyclists in your city to advocate for cycling

Critical Mass rides again tonight. As always, the last Friday of the month. But this is August and possibly the best month to participate. At least in Brussels. In the past week, the cars seem to have disappeared. Like body snatchers, just not replaced by sinister clones (never replace sinister with sinister). Brussels has evacuated Continue reading

Critical Mass and the urgency of cycling advocacy

Barry Sandland/TIMB - Critical Mass flag at the Giant Bicycle Parade in Brussels, Belgium

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Critical Mss and the advocacy groups that promote, advocate and encourage cycling.

Belgium is fortunate to have a series of cycling voices pressing advocacy and participation issues. From Fietserbond to GRACQ to Velorution to Critical Mass, the collective voice is always about the bike, making the roads safer, drivers more aware, improving infrastructure, encouraging participation. But I have a piece of my heart for Critical Mass, the most Bolshy, vocal, adversarial of all the advocates. Continue reading