It’s about meeting your neighbors and growing a community. It’s about casual conversations – that happen to take place while on bicycles – where you learn new things about yourself and other people. It’s about greeting people walking down the street with a smile. They’re no longer “pedestrians.” It’s about trying to get the car people to bike, and the bike people to bike more – mostly by shouting at them!
Chris Carlsson probably put it best. He was, after all, one of the original dudes on the first ever Critical Mass in San Francisco.