Location

CRitcal Mass Jozi

Location

Destination: 

Johannesburg

Country: 

South Africa
Trip Participants

Participants: 

Piers Pirow

Critical Mass is a FREE, UNOFFCIAL, UNSUPPORTED group ride around the City of Johannesburg, at a relaxed, social pace

There are NO marshals on motorbikes anymore

Halfway stop for drinks and snacks

Everyone participating should save an emergency number on their cellphone under ICE (in case of emergency)

In case you don't know, here is the Critical Mass Ethos:

Critical Mass is NOT a race.

The CM movement aims to raise awareness about the viability of bicycles as a form of transport; the cyclist's right to share public space safely and the need for cycling infrastructure. Critical Mass Joburg aims to bring more people back into the city. CM is about having fun, in a group, on wheels.

CM makes an impact because it is a group. The group moves slowly and must not be separated. When the mass moves through a traffic light, the mass must stay together, even when the light changes, or it is dangerous. If cars get caught in the mass, allow them space to exit to the right. Always try to keep a lane open to the right of the mass for cars to pass safely by

For CM to be safe and fun, we need to abide by some consensual rules:

1. Be safe

Be aware of those around you and maintain the cohesion of the group. Nobody gets left behind.

2. Be responsible

Make sure your bike works and that you have spares. Stick with the group and be aware of where the front and rear volunteer marshals are. Help each other - assist your fellow riders who need support

3. Be cool
Have fun. Connect with the people around you. EVERYBODY is welcome to join the Mass.

the Critical Mass Jozi website is here: 

http://jhb.criticalmass.co.za/


Answers to FAQs:
There is parking on the street at the start, or in a public lot on Juta 1 block from the start, for R20, 00

The route changes, but is around 20kms and as easy as a Jozi route can be.

The ride is free

All you need is you and your bicycle - please make sure your bicycle works and that you have basic spares

This ride is unofficial.

We will post the route before the ride. Any questions about the route, and where we ride, please see the website
We may have volunteer support vehicles and marshals. Or we may not

If you have any other questions, inbox the hosts, or ask on the page and be inundated with ridiculous and humiliating comments by our esteemed members.

Any questions about whether there is safe parking at the start are expressly forbidden.

And if you are going to be an dick/asshole/douche towards people in the city, or to people on the ride, don't come
Don't bring guns. Not even a sidearm
If you want to rent a bike, call busi 0798174674. do it early

Locations

South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
Activities

activity: 

Mountain biking

Date: 

Friday, January 31, 2014 (All day)