Transportation
3:18 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

It's That Time Again: Thousands Of Critical Mass Cyclists Take To The Streets

Critical Mass takes places on the last Friday of every month all over the world. Credit Smilinggoat/Flickr
Credit Credit Smilinggoat/Flickr

If you're driving through the center of Miami tonight, you need to take a close look at the map below. 

The monthly group bike ride called Critical Mass is taking place again. Cyclists will be riding 12.5 miles around Miami starting at Government Center and ending at Grand Central Park.

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The Miami event usually draws a couple thousand cyclists and can back up traffic. The route also changes every month.

Cyclists joining in Fort Lauderdale's Critical Mass have a 14-mile route planned that will start at the War Memorial Auditorium.

Both events list 6:30 p.m. as the gathering time and 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. as the takeoff time. Whether you're interested in avoiding the group bike ride or joining in, we hope you find the maps of the routes below handy.

You can learn more about Miami's Critical Mass at the blog Miami Bike Scene. Ft. Lauderdale's Critical Mass' website is here but it looks like the Facebook page is more up-to-date.

ROUTE MAP FOR MIAMI:

Miami's Critical Mass route for August 30.
Credit http://www.themiamibikescene.com/

ROUTE MAP FOR FT. LAUDERDALE:

Fort Lauderdale's Critical Mass route for August 30.
Credit http://www.ftlbikes.com/