Filed under: The Ride
I’m amazed and inspired by how strong a chord was struck by cyclists fed up with being painted by the Critical Mass brush, and how many came out to support the first Vancouver Critical Manners Ride.
Unfortunately, as it sometimes does to the best of volunteers, life happened and I’m not able to continue to organize or lead the next Critical Manners ride.
But never fear! There are still some great opportunities to get involved in the local cycling community, get involved in advocacy that actually makes a difference to the cycling community and ride with other like-minded pedal pushers.
Join your local chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, and keep your eye on Pedal Etiquette.
The VACC has some upcoming courses on riding safely and legally in traffic. They’re also partnering with MEC to put on a number of Great Rides throughout the lower-mainland. And don’t forget, Bike to Work Week Fall Edition is coming up.
Pedal Etiquette is an emerging group, focused on riding (and walking, and driving) respectfully every day. I’m excited to see how it develops.
And of course, if you’d like to pick up the torch and take on the leadership of Critical Manners, please email criticalmanners.vancouver [at] gmail [dot] com!
Edited Sept 16th, 2009: There is quite the discussion going on in the comments here! However I’m going to ask the participants to “agree to disagree” and close comments.