The above video shows the plaza was fairly empty when I first arrived. The below video shows only a short time later.
Someone came around and was handing out the July copy of The Derailleur. Also someone was handing out some free reflectors with an LED in the center for increased visibility while on the ride. What an excellent idea! I first got the idea to do this ride in July when I was perusing the chainlink website after registering there. They had a link there to the homepage of the Chicago Critical Mass.The CCM website has alot of info for newbies to get the feel of what they should as a new participant in the ride and what is expected of them. Great site.
Here is a few still pictures I took while waiting on the ride to start:
|The riders are leaving Daley Plaza|
Here is a 15+ minute video of the beginning of the ride: