Expozine Best English Zine Award Nominee 2008! A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle movement. Initially meant to serve as a lesson for the unaware, this document is a refresher and motivator about the movement. The biggest question - "Is Critical Mass a protest or a celebration?" - is explored in extensive detail here and in submission pieces by Ted White (early Critical Mass co-founder and director of We Aren't Blocking Traffic! documentary), Ayleen Crotty (co-host of the KBOO bike show), Scott Larkin ( Go By Bicycle zine) , and more. There are also extensive reprints from the 1995 Critical Mass zine Hey! Get Out of Our Way! that updates the text and ideas. Illustrations (on every page!) by Matt Gauck, Fly, Sparky Taylor, Andy Singer, a clipping from The Oregonian , and more!
About the Author
Joe Biel is a writer, designer, filmmaker, teacher, activist, and founder of Microcosm Publishing, Cantankerous Titles, and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, and Maximum Rocknroll.