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Critical Mass Reykjavík Tomorrow

Published March 24, 2011

On the last Friday of the month, Critical Mass cyclists in over 300 cities and towns worldwide will gather to remind car and motorbike drivers that bikes are traffic too. So if on your way home from work tomorrow you see a band of bikers cycle
past you adorned with colourful costumes – don’t worry – it’s not an
acid flashback.
The motivation behind Critical Mass is not organised beyond the act of meeting at a set location and time and travelling en masse through city or town streets on bikes, aiming to stop all normal city traffic and spread awareness of bicycles as environmentally-friendly forms of commuting. The group in Reykjavik didn’t start participating in this worldly affair every month until September of 2010, though they had scattered events previously.
Though the Reykjavík Critical Mass movement is relatively young compared to the first group, which started in San Francisco in 1992, they plan to take to the streets with no less spirit, and a little extra Icelandic spunk. It will be funky, musical, and bursting with colour. And there will even be a three person tricycle.
They plan to meet at 17:30 tomorrow at Lækjartorg and cycle around the city en masse in an effort promote cycling as a preferred way to commute.

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