MANIPUR CYCLE CLUB
JUPITER YAMBEM CENTER, PAONA INTERNATIONAL MARKETPAONA BAZAR, IMPHAL, MANIPUR – 795001
Dated: 28th August, 2011
The Manipur Cycle Club (MCC) organized the fifth Critical Mass of cycle enthusiast cycling together onthe streets of Imphal. The Mass first met at 3 PM at Keishampat Bridge after one and half hour thecyclist took a collective ride and ended in with a refreshement sponsored by Boss Juices, NahakpamFood and Beverages, Sagolband. Miss Soma Laishram, brand ambasador of Boss Juice, Nahakpam Foodand Beverage express her concern about the raising number of motor vehicle and inflation of fuel pricesand opined bicycle is the best alternativefor transportation inside the city. Since its inception about 5months back, Critical Mass is slowly gaining momentum in Imphal city. Nearly around 70 cyclist took part the event.Routes: Keishampat Junction – Kwakeithel Bazar –Tera bazar –Naoremthong road- Sagolband. Finallythe cyclist will converge at Boss Juices and disperse.
WHAT IS CRITICAL MASS?
CRITICAL MASS is a gathering of cycling enthusiasts in a place and then have a ridein a city or town. It is critical for the environment, critical for promoting cycling as an alternative source of transport,critical for making the motorized traffic aware of our existence, and most importantly, critical for the cycling communityto come together. Critical Mass has no leaders. It’s a bicycling event. There is no national group that licenses localrides. In every city that has a CM, one or more cyclists just picked a day and time and started handing out fliers. You don’t need anyone to authorize your ride. You just do it.
Secretary, Manipur Cycle Club (MCC)
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