HALIFAX – For many cyclists in the city, the idea of biking over the MacDonald bridge en masse had always been a pipe dream. Last Friday, Critical Mass made it happen. With a mobile PA strapped to the back of a bike trailer, police escorts at either side and a high number of children in attendance, an estimated 200 people rode way across the bridge in a lane usually reserved for car traffic. It was surreal.
Many participants of May’s Critical Mass ride expressed a similar concern; that they avoid cycling on the MacDonald bridge because they are either physically unable to do so or are afraid of the bikeway’s challenging design. Friday’s ride brought cyclists of all skill levels together and strengthened important connections between members of the community, and between Halifax and Dartmouth.
photo by Alison Creba
photo by Katie McKay
Check out other photos from the ride on Spacing Atlantic’s Flickr.