What is Critical Mass?

CRITICAL MASS = COMMUNITY

We gather as a GROUP. We move as a GROUP. We participate as a GROUP.
Everybody is welcome and we encourage an attitude of friendliness, warmth and inclusion. No one gets left behind.

CRITICAL MASS = PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

This includes looking after your own safety, being aware of your surroundings and committing to civic responsibility.
The ‘Mass follows the laws of the road where possible. The city we ride through belong to all of us, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Make a commitment to leave it in a better state than you found it.

CRITICAL MASS = FUN

Wear a helmet, smile and take whatever action needs to be taken to create a safe space to have fun in.
On your way through life, don’t forget to enjoy the scenery.

CRITICAL MASS = FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

We use our own energy to move ourselves through public space.
We don’t need money, petrol or permission to do this. The collective of the ‘Mass makes this possible.

CRITICAL MASS = NON-COMMERCIAL SPACE

Critical Mass is free and unsponsored.
We actively avoid the influence of purely commercially motivated agendas. Any services that are offered to the mass should seek to enhance the experience of the ‘Mass and its participants, and should be done without any thought or expectation of reciprocation or reward. If there isn’t a need, don’t try and create one.

CRITICAL MASS = PEOPLE POWER

We use our combined strength to make a positive difference.
We often rally to charitable causes with the understanding that a small amount of help from each member of a large group can make a MASSIVE impact.