The previously mentioned city hall meeting that the Streetkings attended, really hit home with me the lack of cohesiveness within the cycling community in the greater Phoenix area. If the Kings hadn't rolled up on bikes, there simply wouldn't have been a single bike there. Sure there were competent and well spoken representatives of the cycling community there to speak, but the only "cyclists" on bikes were my crew. That's when it hit me...Critical mass the equivalent to a rolling sit in protest of sorts that takes place in most major cities on the last Friday of every month. What a glorious site it would be to see two or three hundred, or thousand bikes rolling across Mill avenue bridge and taking over Tempe streets. I am so F*ing in.The movement in Phoenix is small to say the least. No dedicated ride website, no rides, no shit.
It would appear some of the protests have turned into "anti-car" rallies' with cyclists clashing with impatient drivers. That isn't my program, but the idea of bike riders banding together for a common cause is. The ride is credited with improving cyclists rights and right of ways in SF and other major cities. If you have ever road ridden in Phoenix, you know how poorly the few bike lanes you encounter can be.
Che is dead in Phoenix, the only cause people in this state are interested in is illegal immigration and how to get out of their personal mortgage crisis. When Phoenix does make a stand, and it will, the Street Kings will be there, bananas blazing.