I was thinking of checking it out.
From what I have read, it's supposed to be a civil and lawful, unorganized advocacy ride. On the other hand, the reputation for rabble rousing is there as well. How can an unorganized ride be certain of lawfulness by participants? I guess the organizers can only hope.
Anyway, I think I want to see one for myself before forming an unmovable opinion. I commute and can pass by Union Square around 7 on Friday, anyway. Might be interesting to see citizens adamant about enjoying lawful assembly. And if the assembly is just a mob of unlawful rabble, I'll know it when I see it, and ride away. If the authorities are heavy-handed jack-boots, then I'll ride away faster!
Has anyone ridden in one of these?
I know there are a lot of opinions from cyclists that never rode in a CM event, but I'd rather hear opinions from people, positive and negative, who actually rode in a one or witness from a motor vehicle or as a pedestrian.
Thanks. Happy Spring!