• 2007-03-31 – Mass Tests New Parade Regs – Village Voice blog

    Village Voice blog March 31, 2007 by Sarah Ferguson Friday night’s Critical Mass bike ride was played as a First Amendment “showdown” over the NYPD’s new parade rule, which requires groups of 50 or more to get a permit to be on the streets. Predictably there were arrests—three to be exact—along with 46 summonses… read more

  • 2007-03-31 – Critical Mass: Dispatches from #25 – L magazine

    L Magazine By Adam Klasfeld March 31, 2007 When I decided to write an article about participating in March’s Critical Mass ride, I was almost certain that I was going to be arrested. After all, it was the first ride since the NYPD rewrote the parade rule to criminalize rides of 50 or more… read more

  • 2007-03-30 – Critical Mass – Metro NY

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  • 2007-03-28 – Bloomberg Likes police Spying – The Gothamist

    Bloomberg Likes San Gennaro – And police Spying  The Gothamist March 28, 2007 By Jen Chung Though not necessarily together. The Mayor believes in zeppole and fair games, telling reporters: “I understand the frustration of the community, who has their streets blocked and a lot of noise at night. On the other hand, it… read more

  • 2007-03-28 – City Decides Time’s Up For Mass Lawsuit – The Villager

    City Decides Time’s Up For Mass Lawsuit  The villager March 28, 2007 By Julie Shapiro  After a two-year legal battle, the city of New York has dropped its lawsuit against Time’s Up! The lawsuit, filed March 22, 2005, targeted the monthly Critical Mass bicycle rides in Manhattan, in which large groups of cyclists ride… read more

  • 2007-03-28 – City Drops Suit – Metro

  • Climate Change – Background

    TIME’S UP! It is time to end the U.S.’s addiction to fossil fuels and other climate damaging technologies. Climate change is one of the most serious environmental challenges to face our planet. Urgent action is needed if we are to avert the threat it poses to many species and habitats, and to people’s livelihoods. More… read more


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  • 2007-03-01 – Priorities – Bicycling

  • 2007-02-28 – Bicyclists Give Gift To Chief – The Villager

    Bicyclists Give Gift To A Chief Who Gave Them Hell The villager February 28, 2007 By Jefferson Siegel   For two and a half years, police have chased cyclists in the monthly Critical Mass rides. Last Friday, participants turned the tables, leaving the traditional Union Square starting point on foot and marching directly to… read more

  • 2007-02-14 – Taken For A Bad Ride – AM New York


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  • Bike and Pedestrian Memorials

    Bike and Pedestrian Memorials

    In 2005-2006, “ghost bikes” — bicycles painted white with plaques placed above them to recognize deceased cyclists — have been installed in New York City by members of Time’s Up! and Visual Resistance. The NYC Street Memorial Project now installs ghost bikes in NYC and maintains the website which includes ghost bike projects throughout… read more

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  • 2007 Releases

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  • 2007-01-11 – Flowers, Love and Rage- Queens Ledger

    Thursday, January 11, 2007 By Nik Kovac They ranged in age from ten to 60, and they lived in every corner of the city, from St. Albans to Williamsburg, but all 14 of them have this in common: during 2006 they died while riding bicycles. “Ride with us,” announced Time’s Up, a two-decade-old advocacy group,… read more

  • 2007-01-11 – The Lazarus of the Bronx – Metro

  • What is Critical Mass?

    Critical Mass is an event that began in San Francisco in the early 1990s and has since spread to hundreds of cities around the world. It usually occurs monthly (sometimes weekly). as bicyclists spontaneously come together to ride the ordinarily car-clogged streets of their cities. Critical Mass focuses on the rights of bicyclists and the… read more


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  • 2007-01-08 – Cyclists Ride in Tribute – AM NY

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  • 2006 Letter – Year in Review

    December 19, 2006 TIME’S UP! Achievements in 2006 Despite the challenges we faced as a community, TIME’S UP! was able to garner significant victories in 2006. Two are worth highlighting: the increased amount of public programming and involvement thanks to our space; and the press attention the issues we stand for have obtained. This is… read more

  • Call for Cyclists Arrested or Harassed

    Call for Cyclists Arrested or Harassed During and Since the RNC Our Legal Newswire has more recent updates about the city’s campaign against Critical Mass and bicyclists using public space. UPDATE 04/12/2005: A page one story in today’s New York Times reveals that the D.A.’s office doctored videotaped evidence to prosecute a bicyclist who was… read more

  • 2004-06-23 Bike National Convention – NY Newsday

    Bike National Convention – Pedals to political mettle; An environmental group tries to make inroads with rides through the city to protest GOP event Newsday (New York) News Section Pg. A19 June 23, 2004 By Joshua Robin They will claim the war was all for oil and offer plenty of anti-Bush invective – all while… read more

  • 2004-09-09 Shameful Abuse Of Power – NY Newsday

    ‘It’s a shameful abuse of power’ Viewed as “arrest evidence,” the City will not return 338 bikes seized until the court cases are resolved New York Newsday By Graham Rayman September 9th, 2004 Katherine Roberts flies home to San Francisco today minus her beloved folding bicycle. Police arrested Roberts, 51, an alternative transportation advocate,… read more

  • 2004-09-23 Cops: We’ll Break Cycle of Protests – Daily News

    Cops: We’ll Break Cycle of Protests New York Daily News By Greg Gittrich and Pete Donohue September 23rd, 2004 Cyclists and cops are headed for another showdown in the streets tomorrow night. Bike riders who take part in large group rides called Critical Mass the last Friday night of each month are vowing to pedal… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Bike Rally Gets NYPD Warning – NY Post

    Bike Rally Gets NYPD Warning New York Post By Zach Haberman September 24th, 2004 The NYPD yesterday warned bicycle riders who intend to participate in to- night’s monthly trek through the city’s streets that they will be arrested if they fail to adhere to the rules of the road. Thousands of cyclists will gather… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Police Warn of Arrests – NY Times

    Police Warn of Arrests at a Mass Bike Ride The New York Times By Thomas J. Lueck September 24, 2004 The police warned a group of 1,000 cyclists expected to congregate tonight at Union Square for a monthly ride that they faced mass arrests like those that occurred last month if they did not… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Cops Warn Cyclists – NY Newsday

    Cops warn cyclists not to break the law New York Newsday By Luis Perez, Staff Writer September 24, 2004 The police yesterday sent a message to bicyclists planning to attend tonight’s Critical Mass ride: If you break traffic laws, you’ll ride straight to jail. Police arrested 264 people and confiscated their bikes during the Aug.… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Bike Protestors and Police Talking – WABC

    Bike Protestors and Police Talking about Tonight’s Rally in New York WABC New York By Eyewitness News’ Kemberly Richardson September 24, 2004 It has been a monthly ritual for the past six years: Packs of cyclists gather in Union Square and pedal throughout the city. They are advocating non-polluting forms of transportation. Up until last… read more

  • 2004-09-24 NYPD Says No Arrests Made – WABC

    NYPD Says No Arrests Made at Cycling Protest Anticipated Problems Apparently Avoided WABC (New York) Not Credited September 24, 2004 Riding for ‘Critical Mass,’ hundreds of bicyclists took to the streets Friday night in Manhattan. The riders were protesting for better riding conditions and fewer cars on the streets of New York City. Despite the… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Hundreds of Cyclists Gear Up – NY1

    Hundreds Of Cyclists Gear Up To Swarm Streets Of Manhattan NY1 (New York) Not credited September 24th, 2004 Hundreds of protesting bicyclists are getting ready to swarm the streets of Manhattan again Friday night, and police say they are ready. The environmental activist group Critical Mass plans to hold another one of its monthly… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Bracing for CM – Metro NY

    Police, bike riders brace for Critical Mass NYPD issue stern warning but activists not deterred. Metro New York September 24th, 2004 By Joshua Rhett Miller MANHATTAN — Not even 264 arrests, hundreds of confiscations at the Republican National Convention and a stern police warning will deter members of Critical Mass, an ad hoc activist group… read more

  • 2004-09-24 Mayor Could Do More – NY Newsday

    Advocates Say Mayor Could Do More for Cyclists New York Newsday By Graham Rayman – Staff Writer September 24th, 2004 With a confrontation looming Friday night between cyclists and police, advocates of alternative transportation said Mayor Michael Bloomberg could do more to improve bike access for New Yorkers. But they also said that because prior… read more

  • 2004-09-25 Nine Arrested – CM – WCBS-TV

    9 Arrested During Mass Bike Ride Between 800 And 1,000 People Took Part In The Ride WCBS-TV New York September 25, 2004 Not Credited A mass bicycle ride ended with nine arrests on Friday, a month after police arrested hundreds of cyclists who mobbed streets the weekend before the Republican National Convention. “We think the… read more

  • 2004-09-25 Cyclists Roll Out Peaceful Protest – Daily News

    Cyclists roll out peaceful protest New York Daily News September 25th, 2004 By Kerry Burke and Maki Becker Protestors on bicycles took to the streets of Manhattan last night, but it was a smooth ride compared with what happened before the Republican National Convention. The 800 cyclists who turned out yesterday wheeled around town… read more

  • 2004-09-25 Less Drama – NY Newsday

    Critical Mass Ride Lots of bikes, but far less drama New York Newsday September 26th, 2004 Reported by Sean Gardiner, Dan Janison, Rocco Parascandola and Graham Rayman Written by Beth Holland Closely watched by police on the ground and in helicopters, about 700 bicyclists rode from Union Square through midtown and down Fifth Avenue Friday… read more

  • 2004-09-25 Nine Arrested During CM – 1010 WINS

    Nine Arrested During ‘Critcal Mass’ Bike Ride 1010 WINS September 25th, 2004 5:43 pm US/Eastern New York A mass bicycle ride ended with nine arrests on Friday, a month after police arrested hundreds of cyclists who mobbed streets the weekend before the Republican National Convention. “We think the ride went really well,” said Leah Rorvig,… read more

  • 2004-10-27 Going After Bike Protests – Daily News

    City Wheelie Going After Bike Protests New York Daily News October 27th, 2004 By Thomas Zambito The city wants to shut down a mass bike ride scheduled for Friday, saying the monthly event has grown so unwieldy that organizers should apply for a parade permit. But the riders say they deserve the same access… read more

  • 2004-10-30 33 Arrested – 1010 WINS

    33 Arrested at Critical Mass Bike Ride 1010 WINS October 30th, 2004 8:05 am US/Eastern New York Police arrested 33 people Friday during a monthly bike ride that attracts hundreds of cyclists, a day after a federal judge ruled that the “Critical Mass” event did not need a parade permit. Most of the bicyclists were… read more

  • 2004-11-15 Bikes Piques Police – USA Today

    Big pack of bikes piques police USA Today November 15th, 2004 By Martha T. Moore Once a month for six years, Jym Dyer, a 44-year-old software engineer, hopped on his candy-apple-red bicycle and joined about 1,000 other riders to pedal through the canyons of Manhattan. There was little organization and no route other than… read more

  • 2004-11-22 CM Truce? (uneditited) – Gotham Gazette

    Can Critical Mass Negotiate a Truce? (Unedited Version) Gotham Gazette By Jen Benepe November 22th, 2004 NEW YORK The recent Halloween Critical Mass unleashed a pissing match among competing newspapers in New York City. Alex Storozynski, AM NewYork’s editor, published a front-page op-ed that criticized “anarchists” in the group, and accused them of beating a… read more

  • 2004-11-22 CM Truce? – Gotham Gazette

    Can Critical Mass Negotiate a Truce? Gotham Gazette By Jen Benepe November 22th, 2004 NEW YORK   When some 400 New Yorkers took to the streets on their bicycles in 2000, in a ride they called Critical Mass — an effort to dramatize their claim to roads they see as overly dominated by the automobile… read more

  • 2004-11-27 17 Arrested at CM – 1010 WINS

    17 Arrested at Critical Mass Ride 1010 Wins November 27th, 2004 9:05 am US/Eastern New York Seventeen cyclists were arrested in Manhattan on the night of the monthly Critical Mass bike ride, police said. About 500 cyclists gathered in Union Square Park for the Friday night ride, but police said they would be arrested if… read more

  • 2004-11-30 Place of Aid and Comfort – NY Times

    For Activists, a Place of Aid and Comfort The New York Times By David Gonzalez Published: November 30, 2004 Twenty years ago, Steve Stollman decided he wanted to do something positive for himself and for the city. After fighting without luck the city’s plans to slather advertisements on bus shelters, he was looking… read more

  • 2004-12-07 CM Legal Battle Continues – AP/CNN

    Law Center: Police and Cyclists continue legal battle over Critical Mass Rides By ELIZABETH LeSURE Associated Press Writer December 7th, 2004 On the last Friday of every month, New York City’s abundant yellow cabs, buses and delivery trucks are briefly forced to yield to a phalanx of bicycles — a gridlock of pedals and handlebars… read more

  • 2004-12-15 Police and Bikers Take Stand – Villager

    Police and bikers take stand in Critical Mass case The Villager December 15th, 2004 By Lincoln Anderson Top police brass and determined bicyclists testified last Wednesday in the ongoing federal trial on whether the monthly Critical Mass bike rides in Manhattan need a permit. The witnesses were questioned and cross-examined by city attorneys and… read more

  • 2004-12-15 New Year’s Eve – New York Metro

    25 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve New York Metro December 15th, 2004 Here’s to a night of posh parties, cheap cheer, and running starts in no particular order. (3.) Think you’re gonna hail a taxi tonight? Yeah, right. So why not join hundreds of avid cyclists and inline skaters in the 7th Annual New… read more

  • 2004-12-28 Gridlock Sam – NY Daily News

    Gridlock Sam Daily News December 28th, 2004 By Sam Schwartz It was 20 years ago Tuesday that Sgt. Pepper predicted a gridlock day. Okay, it was more like 30 years ago, and it wasn’t a Sgt. Pepper but a Chief Ryan of the NYPD, who warned me about the Wednesday after Christmas. He told me… read more

  • 2004-12-29 CM Injunction Denied – Villager

    Critical Mass gets Ride of Way; Injunction Denied The Villager December 29th, 2004 By Lincoln Anderson It looks like it may be a happy new year or at least New Year’s Eve ride for Critical Mass. On Dec. 23, U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley III denied a request by the New York City… read more

  • 2004-12-29 New Year’s Eve Face-off – NY Newsday

    Cyclists, City Set for New Year’s Eve Face-Off Newsday December 29th, 2004 By Graham Rayman and Daryl Khan The running duel in and out of court between Critical Mass cyclists and police officials will receive yet another airing on New Year’s Eve. Critical Mass is typically held on the last Friday of each month. And… read more

  • 2005-03-30 Freedom to Ride – NY Press

    Freedom To Ride New York Press March 30th, 2005 A few weeks shy of the NYC Critical Mass’s 12th anniversary, the monthly bike ride is once again under attack. On March 15, Ray Kelly, Parks Commish Adrian Benepe and the City of New York filed a fresh complaint to shut down the ride. (The… read more