City Life – Cycling with Critical Mass

The Karachi Walla all day dreams about sports. There is no better sight than watching early bids heading to golf courses, football grounds, cricket fields and gyms in the city which never sleeps. But surely the best of the lot are the people pedaling across the city. And when they combine, they call themselves Critical Mass Karachi.

Critical Mass is a cycling event followed across the globe. The idea was originally conceived in 1992 in San Francisco.The idea was to bring cyclicst to a gathering point from where they could start traversing city streets. The idea was simple yet powerful and the movement gathered pace across the globe. At different locations it even played an active political role. These rides have been termed as “political protest rides” and ‘a part of a social movement’. However the gatherings in Karachi are much humbler. The objective here is to celebrate cycling and reclaim its share in the streets of Karachi. There are similar groups in Lahore and Islamabad too.

The movement in Karachi has picked up pace recently. The group has started taking two routes to accomodate beginners, giving them a chance to pedal for shorter distances before testing their legs and stamina over longer ones. It’s a family affair with kids comprising a healthy percentage. The group size could vary from twenty to fifty-odd cyclists. The rides are planned for Sunday morning and generally start as early as seven o clock in the morning. You need to have a bicycle to join. A helmet, a pair of gloves and a bottle are accessories you should consider buying also.

Winter is the perfect time to start the journey with Critical Mass. You are guaranteed to experience the city in a way you have never done before.

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19 Comments on “City Life – Cycling with Critical Mass”

  1. November 18, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    This is awesome. I love cycling and i mean really love it. How can one get in touch with these people?

  2. November 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Join their facebook group. People will be willing to lend bicycles for one or two rides. Buy your own when you are convinced that you can do it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/criticalmasskarachi/

    • Anonymous
      December 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

      how i,m join your club.please help me.

  3. November 21, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    thanks.

  4. May 26, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Asslam o Alaikum All please guide me i want tour around the world please help me .

    My Contact number is +92222272301
    and My cuzn cell number: +92133080209.
    email: waqastajlive@hotmail.com

    please please help me
    Thanks.

    Waqas Taj

  5. Anonymous
    January 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Nice….How to contact these guys….my number is 0333-3211989….we friends use to do cycling way back but now days no such activities….kindly just drop me the contact numbers….thanks

  6. Random Guy
    January 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    I am looking for a Cycling group near North Nazimabad. If you are cycling in N.Naziamabd Karachi, then please contact 03432012045

    • ALI
      July 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      hey bro where do you cycle in nazimabad ,we may club up for a ride in Nazimabad cntct#03453134133

  7. Anonymous
    March 6, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    i m basharat qureshi . i want to join citical mass . i would request any member to kindly contact me at 03219250092 . i will be grateful

  8. javed
    December 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    Normal & high quality Cycling Helmets Availables.contact 03051255009 (whatsapp & Cell)

  9. muhammad imran
    December 25, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Hello my name is imran and i am interested to join this cycling group. I am located near kala pul and my contact number is 03002540441. I request the group member to please contact me and guide me in joining the prestigious cycling group of Karachi.

  10. Imran Usman Katti
    July 15, 2016 at 12:49 am #

    Assalam Alaikum,
    Can anyone of age 9 y be part of your club?
    If yes please contact.
    Thanks

  11. Ashfaq Ahmed Mian
    August 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    I want to be part of critical mass cycling event. Can I get rented cycles

  12. Hasan
    September 8, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    I want to join Cycling in Karachi, preferably DHA Clifton, with my team, if any family ride available in coming days please inform,

    dshn555@gmail.com

  13. Syed Hasan Hasany
    October 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    hi my name is hasan im 11 yearsold im having my bicycle but im confused because i dont know how to have the membership forms please can you help me

  14. Nazirah Salim
    November 27, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    This seems so fascinating.. I saw them riding here on the bandar road(M. A jinnah road) this morning and I was so happy. I also want to join this race. Please tell me how can I join it?

  15. osama khan
    February 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    where can i get classic bicycle for rent for a day or two. need it for some assignment

  16. younus
    November 9, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    Nice and MASHAALLAH zabardust . I want to join Cycling your group . what is the procedure to join your group .. my number is 03343520837.. thankio

    • younus
      November 9, 2017 at 9:14 am #

      plzz tell me

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