Las Vegas Critical Mass

Or something like a Critical Mass anyway, as 300 people rode their bikes down from the Sands Convention Center to the end of the Las Vegas Strip at Mandalay Bay where they did a U turn and did it again.

After the Thursday afternoon Interbike fashion show, Bike Hugger held their first Ignite Bikes presentation, which was something like a micro TED Conference for bike nerds. They had some heavy hitters who each spend about five minutes talking about bikes and related topics.


Bike Ignite talks at Interbike Bike Ignite talks at Interbike Bike Ignite talks at Interbike

After that, everybody hopped on their bikes and rode down the Las Vegas Strip. I could find only a couple of photos of this ride, but I picture the bicycling nuns and firemen scene from “Americathon” as the Vegas Strip ride was described thusly in tweets.

@bikehugger: A marvelous Mobile Social. Police escort, jogging models, Alley Cats, freak bikes, big wheels, music, a family too.

 

@JessiStensland: Police escorted cruiser bike ride down and back on the Strip at sunset. One way to end the day.

 

@enidburns 300+ bikers about to shut down the Las Vegas strip #interbike.

 

Followed by:

@jay_mulligan: And at least one is topless! Twitpic to follow RT @enidburns: 300+ bikers about to shut down the Las Vegas strip #interbike.



Speaking of Critical Mass, today is the last Friday of the month, and tonight marks the 18th anniversary of the first Critical Mass.

Bike Ignite photos by Matt Haughey, aka mathowie. Matt created MetaFilter and he’s also a bike nerd having fun at Interbike.

3 Comments

  • September 24, 2010 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Been a part of the critical mass in Buenos Aires for about 6 months now, it’s a beautiful thing, and all the moreso because there is just an utter dearth of bike lanes here. Great stuff.

  • September 24, 2010 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Been a part of the critical mass in Buenos Aires for about 6 months now, it’s a beautiful thing, and all the moreso because there is just an utter dearth of bike lanes here. Great stuff.

  • September 24, 2010 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Been a part of the critical mass in Buenos Aires for about 6 months now, it’s a beautiful thing, and all the moreso because there is just an utter dearth of bike lanes here. Great stuff.

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