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Critical Mass-(Mumbai)

Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. (MUMBAI). Every Last Saturday of the month here in Mumbai.

Location: Mumbai
Members: 264
Latest Activity: May 23

Critical Mass-A Cycling Celebration

Critical mass is a small initiative to give back power to the people. Weather it is environmental issues, social issues or cyclist’s rights. The small act of riding together says that we matter and cannot be taken for granted. Start small, take charge! Ride free!

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THIS...

The mumbai segment of Critical mass was initiated by a few youngsters in an attempt to make more citizens aware of cycling as an alternate transport medium and also in a desperate attempt to request an ounce of respect for the urban cyclist (be it a daily labourer/working dabbawala/ office commuter/weekend rider.

While it worked great for a while to become a common meet for cyclists all around the city. And also inspired more citizens to get on the saddle,  it soon became quite evident that the original idea was quite lost with a few people coming to the meeting point in cars n offloading. A a few others taking just this one day in the month to ride.. This was turning into simply an exhibition of the richer commuter to find another luxury item to spend some money on, play around for a while and then leave it in their garage/basement to 'rust in piece' instead of a regular cyclists get-together spot(besides the regular weekend rides).

So while this idea did help inspire more people to take to the saddle, it soon took a different route. Hence the original minds behind this 'subtle attempt to change peoples outlook towards a cycling commuter' decided to bail out and continue their regular rides.

Anyone is free to take an initiative. This idea is no-ones 'sole entity'  SO GO AHEAD AND PLAN A RIDE! NOT just this type..just about any ride. START one and PEOPLE WILL JOIN YOU.

P.S (Journos/City planners/ public officials): The daily cycling commuter is not looking for special lanes. These lanes are frankly stupid, given the drastic overflow of regular traffic on Indian streets. All we are look for is an equal right to travel on regular roads without the fear of being mowed down by a larger vehicle AND/OR ending up in a ditch someday. While the value of human life in India is anyway not much, we still hope not to become roadkill for the IDIOTS on the ROAD.
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NOTE: During Critical mass
We ride in a particular formation; we take up a lane with two riders riding side by side.
The reason for this formation is to protect the not so experienced bikers from the traffic.
There is a tendency to slip through spaces in chock a block traffic. While that is an advantage a cycle has in traffic, but during critical mass with quite a few inexperienced riders every time the formation is broken we put riders in danger.
And believe me there are a lot of riders that are not comfortable with riding in traffic.
So please stick to the formation it makes it safer and easier to manage.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
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Critical Manners :
• Please follow lane discipline and road signals where necessary.
• Helmets dont bite! try them. They can be your best friend on your bike
• Please Carry Water with you ( Backpacks/ Bottle Holders)
• There is no leader/ organizer for Critical Mass.All for one,One for all.
• This is not a race. Ride without Hurry, not with Fury.

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Discussion Forum

Need a DIRT LID HELMET.

Started by Raj Kamal May 24, 2012.

Suggest good MTB around 7-8k.

Started by Vishal Waman Sonawane Apr 6, 2012.

Car Free Day, India Chapter 2011

Started by Car Free day Nov 20, 2011.

Cycle Ride & Workshop with MTB Legend, Hans Rey

Started by Vikas Chawla Sep 22, 2011.

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Comment by Prof Dr Keiki R. Mehta on March 15, 2017 at 10:45pm

Rotary International, District 3141 presents Rotary Cycling Rally for Diabetes On 26th March 2017 at 7:00 am. Flag off at Kala Ghoda, Colaba & End at Shivaji Park, Dadar

All the participants who complete the ride from start to finish get a chance to WIN a BRAND NEW BICYCLE through a LUCKY DRAW. All registered participants will be given an Online Certificate, T-Shirt and Cap

REGISTRATION is FREE but Mandatory. Register by clicking here: https://goo.gl/tECI5R
Last Date of Registration: 22nd March, 2017

Find & Like our Facebook Page - https://goo.gl/4Hj9V0

*_Contacts_*:
9769442478
9892525927‬
*all numbers can be reached on *_“Whatsapp”_*

*_Come one, Come all, Come for the Sunday Bicycle Ride and spread the Awareness for Diabetes_*

Comment by Prof. Dr. Keiki R. Mehta on November 3, 2016 at 8:02pm



*_Win Win Win_*

*_ All the participants who complete the ride from start to finish get a chance to WIN a BRAND NEW BICYCLE through a LUCKY DRAW_*

Ride Slow
Ride Fast
Take a Break “Fuel Up”
and JUST RIDE

All the participants will be given a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

All registered participants will be given a T-Shirt and a Cap.

*_REGISTRATION is Mandatory_*

Register by clicking here:  https://goo.gl/vevz5c

*_Last Date of Registration: 11th November, 2016.

*_Contacts_*:
9892525927
9699404534
9769442478

*all numbers can be reached on *_“Whatsapp”_*

Find & Like our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Cycling-Rally-for-Diabetes-153265698459031/

Come one, Come all, Come for the Sunday Bicycle Ride and spread the Awareness of Diabetes

Comment by Prof. Dr. Keiki R. Mehta on October 26, 2016 at 10:04pm

“Cycling Rally for Diabetes” on 13th November 2016:

 

Greeting from the Rotary District 3141, India’s Most Advanced Rotary District which has this year has focused on Diabetes for the year 2016-17.

 

India ranks are among the top three countries with a high number of diabetic populations with Maharashtra being the State with the highest diabetes in India.

 

Thus imperative that every effort be made to publicise diabetes for the killer disease that it is.

 

Rotary has undertaken a “Cycling Rally for Diabetes” on 13th November 2016 with a Flag off at Nariman point by:

1. The Hon’ble Health Minister of Maharashtra: Dr. Deepak Sawant

2. Vice President of BJP Parlimentary Party: Dr. Karad

3. MLA: Shri Raj Purohit.

4. Joint Commissioner of Police: (Admin): Shri. Anup Kumar Singh, IPS.

5. Municipal Councillor: Adv. Makarand Narwekar

 

- Beautifully designed T-shirts and Caps for every Registered rider, with water and snacks on the way.

- This tour is an open event to all.This is no age restriction but registration is compulsory.

- Visit https://goo.gl/vevz5c to Register

- Having a cycle is not compulsory; option to rent a cycle is available.

 

For more details contact:

Luciano Gomes : +91-9892525927, Sundarsinh Purohit : +91-9699404534, Bhushan Kadam: +91-9769442478

 

Find & Like our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Cycling-Rally-for-Diabetes-153265698459031/

 

Come one… Come all… and let’s make this a MEGA EVENT !!!

Comment by Nishant Mishra on May 17, 2014 at 2:52pm

Hey,

    We are planning a cycle trip from Calcutta to Mumbai, which will stop at various locations, for a cause related to Child Rights issues. In the process we want to get involved with each and every cycling enthusiasts. Therefore, I request you to kindly share your contact details so that we can reach upto you. We would be glad to get associated with you people. It would be of great help to us. Your kind support would be highly appreciated.

Regards,

Nishant Mishra

IIM Indore

Comment by Diksha Kataria on April 16, 2013 at 12:57am

Rotaract Club of H.R. Colege presents 180 Degree Revolution- A BMX and Football Free-styling Competition for you to showcase your flair in mid-air.

Individual participation.
Venue: YMCA Basketball Court, Bandra.
Date: 20th April, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. onwards.

Registration: Rs. 150 per person for BMX 
Rs. 100 per person for Football free-styling.

Cash prizes worth Rs. 9000 for BMX and Rs. 3000 for Football free-styling and lots of other prizes to be won.

Register with Priyanka: 9920166463 or Aafiyah: 9619644588 at the earliest.

Comment by Prashant Dwivedi on March 20, 2012 at 7:48pm

hi guys,

 I stay in goregaon west n ride cycle every morning 5:30 am -6:30am or 7:00am . Not A pro. Just started riding from past 1 week. and would love to connect with riders who love morning cycling. So if your interested then do connect with me.…

Comment by Bharat Paie on November 26, 2011 at 7:31pm

@Vivek : Am from Chembur, I was planning for car free day,but currently not very sure if I will be able to go, it's not very far if you can take the flyovers from fort to sion(there are a couple of new ones now), you'll be back in no-time I guess, I was driving down the other day, the flyovers have made it a breeze.

Comment by Vivek Thakker on November 25, 2011 at 10:33pm

Ok Janice.. 

Comment by Janice Pearl D'souza on November 25, 2011 at 10:25pm

Hi Vivek,

I too live in Mulund & am considering attending (not 100% confirmed yet). If I do come, my plan was to ride there but to load the bicycle on the train (luggage compartment) and come up to Mulund on the return. I have done this before and you just need to fill a slip with the TC's office for approx. Rs. 200 for transporting the bike. I'll sms you tomorrow on your number.

Comment by Vivek Thakker on November 25, 2011 at 9:14pm

Is there anyone who is attending Car free day on 27th.... i stay in Mulund.. i was just planning for how to reach there and come back.... if anyone is coming, please call me on 9029 65 3431.. we can reach there easily but the main thing is to come back

 

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