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10,000 Strong Bike Protest

Remember when the Critical Mass ride during the 2004 Republican National Convention brought out around 5000 – 6000 people on bikes? We thought that was HUGE, but that wasn’t even about bikes as it was about using them to take over the streets.

In London this past Saturday 10,000 CYCLISTS (not just people on bikes) took to the streets in a show of force to convince the mayoral candidates (who also rode along) in the next election to put safe streets for cyclists at the top of their agenda.

The Green candidate for mayor was quoted as saying, “…cycling is the future.” Damn, can we get some of what their drinking over to our city’s politicians?

Oh, and did we mention it was rainy that day? And they STILL brought out 10,000 riders? You go London, you go.

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  1. SARAHELIZABETHMay 2, 2012 at 8:26 am


  2. DirkMay 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Worth noting on the same day 3,000 cyclists also turned out in Edinburgh (about 400 miles north)


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