La Masse Critique – a monthly urban bike ride through the streets of Lille

The concept The Critical Mass, as its called in English, originates from San Francisco, 1992, and has spread out to the rest of a world. Last Friday each month cyclists, skaters, rollers etc meets up and rides together through the city.

Yesterday, the 29th of April was the first La Masse Critique in Lille organised by the team of Velorution. And what a success, 160 people — on bikes, grand bi, cargo bikes, fixies, vintage bikes, roller skates, some dressed up in glitter capes and some with music in the their bikes – were gathered to ride through the streets, creating a strong awareness about biking in a fun, loose and friendly atmosphere.

So put a mark in your calendar, next trip will be the 27 of May – be there or be square!


On the pic: Jean Baptiste from Le Grand Huit and Alexandre Voisine a french champion on the Grand Bi.

On the pic: Julie and her bike the champion!


On the pic: Les Mains Dans Le Guidon, Louise from Velorution in the Cargo bike and Lucile the designer behind the brand Lady Harberton.


Great bikes were rolling the street of Lille with style!


criticalmas9And a big thanks to Louise and the entire Velorution team for this great first Masse Critique in Lille!

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