Photo of the Week: Critical Mass

Budapest Critical Mass April 22 2012

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day around the world. It is a day to celebrate and increase awareness of the the Earth. This year, over one billion people in 192 countries participated in Earth Day.

Critical Mass Hungary organizes their Spring ride to coincide with Earth Day. I was in a park with some friends when all of a sudden you could hear the shouts and horns of a couple thousand of bikes as they zoomed pass. The roads were shut down and traffic redirected. The riders just kept on coming with no end in sight. The next one is on September 22 (International Car Free Day) and maybe I’ll join them!

Critical Mass Hungary organizes bicycle rides twice a year to raise awareness on the benefits of bicycling and other alternative means of transportation, to assert cyclists’ right to the road, and to celebrate cycling in general. For more information, check out their website. To see some more photos, click here.