Flock of Cycles Tampa Style

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dbacklover
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got this on bike commuters website but everytime I try to post it gets refused. so I’m just going to paste the info. it does quite sound like our Flock Ride.

The first ever “TAMPA CRITICAL MANNERS RIDE” is set for Wednesday at 5:15 PM with the following meet-up spots:

– University of South Florida at Pine and Alumni Dr. – the parking lot across from the Botanical Gardens.

– Downtown Tampa at Waterfront Park, Ashley and Zack St.) This ride is point to point. It ends at Sligh and 30th (or peel off to your house or favorite watering hole along the way…maybe the Refinery, Independent or other Seminole Heights favorite.) We hope to get a good group leaving downtown.

We are also looking for volunteers to lead 30-minute rides from other locations. Rides can be point to point OR out and back.

The purpose of these rides is to improve the VISIBILITY of cyclists on our streets by engaging in safe, sane interactions with drivers. Coexistence! We will be law-abiding and friendly. Please have appropriate lights, helmets and wear reflective clothing, if possible.


Noah Mustion
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http://www.criticalmanners.org/

more accurately, flock of cycles sounds quite like everyone else’s critical manners ride… we just didn’t want to call ours critical manners for it sounds a bit sanctimonious


StuInMcCandless
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IIRC there was a Critical Manners group that met at the same time and near to Critical Mass, so we came up with FoC partly to avoid confusion with them, and also chose a different day.


edmonds59
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You just reminded me that I’m going to be in Fla for the excellent Orlando crit mass. New years eve, should be sick. Now how am I going to convince the fam to do New years eve at a crit mass?

BTW, I never saw a soul at a Pgh critical manners.


Nick D
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They are right. Critical Manners just didn’t work here. Instead we just rebranded it as something a little more fun.


Noah Mustion
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i seem to remember a discussion about whether or not to call it critical manners… someone suggested it sounded too condescending… maybe this was all another bike-addled dream


spinballer
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major shout out to my hometown, scene of my profile photo =)

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