Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Chris Carlsson

This is the sequel to Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration, an awesome classic that chronicled the Critical Mass movement of a decade ago, with all its glorious successes, dramatic police crackdowns, and hundreds of thousands of committed cyclists who take to the street on the last Friday of the month in cities all over the world to celebrate the power of two wheels, create a vision of a bikier future, and protest the rampant misuse of the automobile. Shift Happens! is a new anthology created by the same folks in honor of the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass. CM, the bicycle movement landscape, and the world in general has changed unbelievably since the first book came out.  From both theoretical and practical perspectives, the book explores how Critical Mass has gone around the world, how it has evolved along the way, and the impacts it has had on local politics, transportation, and cultures. Oh yeah, and this volume includes contributions from Microcosm's very own Joe Biel and Elly Blue.