And so cyclists get together and take over the streets for a few hours, showing that we’re here.
I’d been wanting to go for ages, but since the Critical Mass ride takes place only once a month – every last Friday of the month – and I’m often on a train at precisely that time, this Friday was the first time I could make it. The weather behaved, it was warm, it was great. If you haven’t tried it, riding a bike with over 1000 other cyclists and having the whole street to yourself is really something to give you the warm fuzzies. People brought music, some had decorated their bikes, some had dressed up. The crowd was mixed: from families to hipsters to the elderly, and in the midst of it all, yours truly still in her office outfit.
Here’s a video of my favourite part: riding through the Wallring tunnel just in front of the central station.
And here are some pictures.
For more pictures and info on the Critical Mass ride in Hamburg, go here.