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What Is Miami’s Critical Mass?

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Cyclists from all over South Florida converge on Downtown Miami the last Friday of every month for critical mass. (CBS4)

Cyclists from all over South Florida converge on Downtown Miami the last Friday of every month for critical mass. (CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami Critical Mass is a ride aimed at encouraging cycling and reminding drivers to share the road.

More than 1,500 riders participated in the event Friday evening.

“I ride my bike all of the time and people here are crazy, you know? Nobody really watches out for the people on bikes,” said Cyclist Ana Reid.

Reid says she joined the pedaling to help bring awareness to the need for drivers to patiently share the road.

“It’s about bicycle safety and advocacy, we are out here to show people we are on the road and we have rights,” said one cyclist who goes by Chauncey.

“What cars don’t seem to realize is when there is a dispute, the car always wins,” said Cyclist Paul Zuccarini.

“Even as big as I am, and I’m pretty big, I won’t win against a 3,000 lb car, and I wish they’d realize that. I’m an avid cyclist and I’d like to stay alive.”

Miami Heat’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers participated in the 12 mile riding event several months ago.

“We enjoy them and they do the whole ride and for them to show love to the people who pay for them to have what they have, that’s teamwork,” said Cyclist Chauncey.

Friday evening’s ride took a little more than an hour to complete. The event is held every last Friday of the month, and everyone is invited.

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