Yes, you read this right. July Critical Mass is the Underwear Mass but no worries, the underwear part of it is optional. It's a fun, social cycling event that can be done on skates too.
Skaters have to be comfortable skating in traffic, stopping, stepping over curbs and railroad tracks and skating downhill. You skate at your own risk. This event is not organized by this group and you are responsible for your own safety. The pace is rather slow but the distance is usually around 18 Miles. If this is too far for you to skate, just bring your bike.
Hope to see many of you! - Kirsten
More infos can be found at the Facebook event page.
"The 4th female led, male supported ride that advocates positive body image and gender equality. The ride takes place the last Friday in July and more than 1,000 Chicago Critical Mass participants are encouraged to bike in their underwear.
The Ride ends at an Underwear Dance Party in support of gender equality. The movement: GET IN (your underwear), GET ON (your bike), and GET OFF (your hang-ups)...riding through the streets of Chicago in our underwear in support of green transportation, gender equality, and positive body image. Let your skin breathe!
All bodies are celebrated…board it, skate it, bike it, love it! Body paints, sound bikes and contraptions, minimal attire, and good energy are all welcome here!
Daley Plaza, 5:00 p.m.
Dance party to follow! Details coming soon!
For more info about Chicago Critical mass and how you can propose/post a map or become involved...http://chicagocriticalmass.org/
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