Bloomington-Normal had its second Critical Mass bike ride in as many months, Friday, June 29. About 35 cyclists rode together from downtown Bloomington to uptown Normal.
Immediately following Critical Mass, the Common Action Free School hosted a class on “Do-It-Yourself Bike Fix-It” skills. Free Schoolers, Trenton and Eric, led a group of nearly 50 people through bike maintenance basics like changing tires and adjusting brakes.
This fun, peaceful ride and informative community class are just two more recent examples of community energy surrounding bikes and the need for more bike-friendly infrastructure.
Critical Mass is planned to take place the last Friday of every month beginning at 5:30. Riders will meet at the McLean County Historical Society in downtown Bloomington. And the Common Action Free School hosts a variety of free community classes and events all the time. Check CAFS out on Facebook and commonactionfreeschool.org.