September Ride – Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to kick off CCM’s Fall Season! The rain held out and there were reports of 250-325 attendees – potentially the largest CCM ever! For the most part, the group wasn’t separated and rode as a mass for the majority of the ride – a success!

Thanks to Ingenuity Festival for supporting CCM and allowing us to walk our bikes through the bridge, and thanks to ABC The Tavern for extending their happy hour for CCM riders.

Please post your pictures, videos, routes, ideas, and comments to the FB group or

Expect big things for the October ride – stay tuned for details. Costumes are encouraged but not required! The Halloween ride is arguably the best ride of the year, so bring your friends and come participate what is sure to be an excellent time!

See you in October,


  • Date: September 24, 2010
  • Bikes: ~250-325
  • Weather: Overcast and humid, Mid 80′s° F
  • Miles: 10+
  • Ride time: ~1:30
  • Route: East on Euclid to E. 55th to Marginal, West on Marginal to Warehouse District to Detroit-Superior Bridge
  • Pictures / Video:
  • End Point: Ingenuity Festival and ABC The Tavern

Update on the CCM September Ride

CCM rolls on tonight, rain or shine! The weather outlook has improved in our favor, so come without reservations. We depart from Public Square promptly at 6:30pm.

Again, the plan is for the group to walk bicycles through Ingenuity as the grand finale to tonight’s ride. Afterward, it’s up to you whether you’d like to stick around the festival for a while, then head to ABC the Tavern or just head over to ABC to hang with new and existing CCM friends.

Lastly, this may be the biggest ride yet, and let’s make it the best. That means ensuring that everyone remains safe; being courteous to motorists, pedestrians, and other bicyclists; and keeping the ride at a pace at which everyone is included and the mass remains together in unity.

See you tonight!


Cleveland Critical Mass September Ride

Join hundreds of other bicyclists for Cleveland Critical Mass on Friday, September 24. We’ll begin meeting in the southwest quadrant of Public Square at 6pm, then depart promptly at 6:30pm for a gigantic bicycle parade throughout the streets of the Sixth City.

This month’s ride will end in two locations: Ingenuity Festival and ABC the Tavern. After riding until 8 or 8:30pm, CCM will make an appearance at Ingenuity beneath the Veterans Memorial Bridge. In the interest of safety, the plan is for us to walk our bikes as a group from one side of the bridge to the other to demonstrate to festival goers that bicycles belong and have a place in Cleveland. Choose to stay at Ingenuity as long as you’d like, then make your way to ABC the Tavern on West 25th Street, which has graciously extended happy hour specials on fifteen beers all evening long for CCM bicyclists.

In the next few weeks, stay tuned for details on the CCM Halloween ride and end-of-the-season celebration.

Lastly, all participants are requested to review and become familiar with the CCM guiding principles on the about page of the CCM website.  Give respect and be courteous to pedestrians and motorists, keep the mass together for solidarity, and celebrate bicycles and Cleveland!

Confirm your attendance on Facebook here.