It is the last Friday of the Month, that means laws against blatantly illegal bike riding in Seattle do not apply. Just do not call the police and ask why people are not being arrested cause the police stations say their hands are tied. The police chiefs office sends you to the department spokesperson who asks why you called him. The mayors office... they have no idea what you are talking about.
What & Why:
on the last friday of every month in over 100 cities around the world cyclists congregate together to ride in demonstration and in celebration. critical mass has no leaders and no set agenda and people come together to ride for many different reasons.
just a few of those reasons are...
to assert cyclists right to the road, to promote bikes as a fun, healthy, viable alternative to cars, to build a greater sense of community, to get more folks on bikes, or simply to celebrate bike love and ride in solidarity with other like minded individuals and have some fun!
overall the ride is what you make it!
Keep dinner warm for me. I will probably be late.