Saturday, May 30, 2009

6thCriticalmass

6th CRITICAL MASS(Mumbai)

Some 50 to 60 cyclists turned up for the 6th CM. Most of them couldn't make it. may be it is too hot to ride and most of them come from far off.
Why count just ride :)
This time we also noticed a lot of new faces. And most of them are so enthusiastic about the whole cycling thingy.
We started at 5:30 pm. And headed towards Bandra Carter road again this time.
As Ranjiv Jhangani had invited us (cyclists) for the event organized by Ranjiv and his team members of KBS Association (Khar, Bandra, Santracuz Association) for Cycling track implementation along with awarness drive and traffic analyzing with Colin and Faizan of Open Bicycles Project.

For more info

Chief quest was Harish Baijal Deputy commissioner of police (traffic); some may not know him. But his work and implementations are famous among many people (for eg Drunk driving campaign, Helmet among two wheelers).

there were some 200+ people for the event along with cyclists.

After the introduction and speech one of the BMX rider (Vigesh) did some Flatland stunds for the audiance and the by standers. It was fun lot of people garthered near the spot.
Some of them were missing as they have BMX race going on in Khar side.They also screened two movies on bogota a place in columbia where cyclovia was implemented, once in a week roads are closed for all automobiles.

Lets hope for the best and keep cycling; some time in future we can see dedicated cycling lanes in Mumbai and for now atleast in KBS. (Even after its implementation i hope people don't miuse it).

More pics of Critical Mass; thanks to Ashok.

4 comments:

Ajit said...

Wanted to be part of a cycle club and found your blog. Kindly keep me updated

Anoop Rajan said...

Ajit you can join google group for email alerts.

http://groups.google.com/group/mumbai-bikers/

or cyclists.in

esvee said...

how can i contact you?

Mumbai Bikers said...

you can mail me on anoop(dot)dhc(@)gmail.com

sorry for delay I don't access much.