July 2010 CCM

CCM July Ride

Cleveland gets critical again on Friday, July 30!

Bring your bicycle and a few friends to this month’s Cleveland Critical Mass ride. As always, we’ll meet at Public Square at 6pm, then depart promptly at 6:30pm for a gigantic bicycle ride through the streets of Cleveland.

Afterward, we’ll ride to AJ Rocco’s, located at 816 Huron Avenue downtown, around 8 or 8:30pm for food, drink, the outdoor patio, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow CCM people. If for some reason AJ Rocco’s surpasses capacity, there are plenty of great overflow options in the general vicinity.

Last month, approximately 150 people from all walks of life and of all skill levels celebrated bicycling, Cleveland, and the onset of summer. Click here to see what you might have missed.

We will have free CCM stickers for you to sport on your bike, helmet, or wherever! However, CCM has no budget nor money and some of the promoters paid out of pocket for them. So if you can chip in a little something to help cover the cost of printing them and the CCM fliers that have been appearing around town, we would be eternally grateful and can further help grow the mass! A big thanks goes to Jakprints for their support of CCM.

Don’t forget to bring your cameras and take a ton of photos to post to the CCM public gallery!

Finally, as you are aware, CCM is a completely voluntary activity and each bicyclists chooses to ride or not ride for themselves. Whether you have ridden with CCM multiple times or July will be your first, please visit the about page of clevelandcriticalmass.com and review the CCM mission statement and guiding principles.

Roll on and grow the mass!

Please confirm your attendance on Facebook here!

Just learning about Cleveland Critical Mass?

Cleveland Critical Mass has been receiving a fair amount of media attention recently, and if you happened to just learn about us now, here’s some info for you.

First and foremost, please join the Cleveland Critical Mass Facebook group here.  We send updates about our rides and start conversations there.

Critical Mass is an international phenomenon, and we  join over 300 cities throughout the world in having a gigantic, entirely grassroots campaign the last Friday of every month.  The general purpose of Critical Mass is to assert cyclists right to the road; promote bikes as a fun, healthy and viable alternative to cars; build a greater sense of community; to motivate and inspire more people to ride bicycles; or, simply celebrate bike love and ride in solidarity with other like-minded individuals and have some fun.

We in Cleveland meet at 6pm at Public Square (in the quadrant nearest to Tower City Center) for socializing, then depart promptly at 6:30pm rain or shine.  There are no leaders and no agenda, and the route is largely improvised.  We do our best to obey traffic laws and respect all motorists and non-motorists alike.  The ride is moderately paced and generally lasts between ten and fifteen miles.  We generally plan to meet at a predetermined local establishment at approximately 8 or 8:30pm  for food, drink, and socializing.

Cleveland Critical Mass has attracted as many as 150 bicyclists from all walks of life, and we are continuing to grow each month.

For a video of Cleveland Critical Mass, please click here.

Our next monthly ride will take place Friday, July 30.  For more information, please visit the Facebook page linked above or clevelandcriticalmass.com.

Cleveland Critical Mass – FREE Stickers !!! PLEASE VOTE

We are looking to hand out vinyl stickers for FREE to riders at the July CCM ride later this month.  Problem is; I have no artistic or graphic design skills.  I have shown some samples below, trying different colors and styles.

Please do one of the following:

  • Leave a comment listing your favorite design of the group.
  • Leave a comment listing a recommendation for a better design.
  • Email clecritmass@gmail.com your actual design.

Rules for design:

  • Please limit to 2 colors (we have no funding, and the more colors the design has, the more expensive it gets.)
  • No detailed images or pictures.  Solid or outlined graphics are okay.
  • The design should have an inch dimension of 1×4 or 1×5.  This way the sticker will display nicely on a bike’s top bar.

A – Orange / Black

B – Black / White

C – Blue / White

D – Green / Black

E – Red / Black

F – Black / White, w/Square

G – Black / White, w/Square & Border

H – Orange / White, w/Square & Border

I – Black / White, w/Skyline (thanks Josh!)

J – CLEAR – White Text and border, Background color is your bike’s paint!

Imagine the design below where the black is your bikes color!