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Chicago Critical Mass


Chicago Critical Mass

Time: May 25, 2012 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Daley Plaza
Street: 50 W Washington
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map:
Event Type: free, bike, ride, parade, critical, mass
Latest Activity: May 25, 2012

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Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.

THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.

Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.

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Comment by Julie Hochstadter on May 24, 2012 at 11:35pm
See you all there tomorrow. I could use an extra hand passing out chainlink bookmarks. If anyone wants to help PM me or 773 965 3396.

And ironically the AIG is turning my garden in front of my house into a community garden. One of the AIG managers aunts lived in my house too!
Comment by Andrew Bedno on May 24, 2012 at 5:40pm

Just got this:

I am Deborah Drew, Chris Drew’s widow. I want all Critical Mass riders to know how much I appreciate their memorial ride on Friday, May 25th to honor my husband Christopher Drew. Although I’m grieving the loss of Chris, your tribute to him brings me unimaginable joy. Chris loved participating in the monthly rides as well as screenprinting patches on site at the Daley Plaza. I have several pictures of you guys and Chris at the mass ride that I’ll treasure as long as I live. Please stay in touch, I’m planning a memorial service for Chris at the American Indian Center this summer and I’d like as many of you to be there as possible.
God Bless You All,
Deborah Drew

Also, the AIC says they'll "put a Drew memorial panel in front on Friday night"

Comment by S.Presley☠ on May 24, 2012 at 3:45pm

Thanks Andrew, the map is a great tribute to his style. reminds me of the last map I got from him sept.

Comment by Andrew Bedno on May 24, 2012 at 12:38pm

We've done everything we can.  Map is planned and printed, and the Derailleur Chris Drew memorial edition is heartbreakingly beautiful. The American Indian Center and friends of Chris Drew contacts have been contacted (though we have no idea if there'll be anything awaiting the mass). If the AIC is closed or full, continue on to Morse Avenue (honorary Chris Drew Way).

Route flyer is posted on

And I've transcribed it to Google Maps (under 17 miles).

C U Friday!

Comment by Andrew Bedno on May 17, 2012 at 12:00pm

There is planning in progress to make this the Chris Drew memorial mass:

Please help if you can.

Comment by S.Presley☠ on May 4, 2012 at 10:59am

There is no "might attend"...

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