The September 2017 Chicago Critical Mass (CCM) Ride will mark the 20th anniversary of the Delay Plaza rides. As CCM predates the Delay Plaza rides, and to acknowledge the pioneering efforts of the earlier CCM rides, some riders are calling the September 29, 2017 ride the 30th Anniversary Ride or CCM30. The rounding up of numbers is a common practice among statisticians and those who rewrite history.

While the concept of CCM30 may create some initial confusion, potentially it will lead to deeper enlightenment, widespread zerocracy and the end of the automobile age.

In addition, the roots of CCM go way back further than even 30 years. Check out Critical Mass circa 1896. But the Delay Plaza rides and their immediate predecessors are definitely special and worthy of commemoration and celebration. The rides have changed many lives in countless ways, and made the City, the nation and the world all a better place.

So it's time to celebrate!

Some riders have already started planning CCM30 events --please see below. And stay tuned for more events coming soon!

CCM30 Shirt Silk Screening Party
Location and date TBA The Velorution is just a t-shirt away!

CCM30 Planning BBQ
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5pm. The Albany Consensus, 2425 N. Albany. Help plan our best 30th Anniversary ever! BYOB grillables and drinks.

CCM30 Reunion Party
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30pm--??? Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie. Meet old friends and make some new ones. Hear about Chicago Critical Mass history from those who made it up. And, free popcorn!

CCM30! Critical Mass Ride
Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:30pm Delay Plaza ; A Biketoberfest Route will be proposed, ending with a BIG birthday bash!

CCM30 Spoke N Word Open Mic

Phyllis's Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division. Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7pm. Bring your poetry, songs, and performance art to celebrate 30 years of Doing it in the Road!!


Get Involved--Join the CCM30 Planning List! Join by sending an e-mail message to: In the body of the message type: subscribe chi-crit-mass Your Name

Go Retro! Take a look at the "classic" Chicago Critical Mass website!