Visit to the Quaid e Azam Mazar with Critical Mass

July 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Wow what a nice way of starting a Sunday morning. I picked up my backpack and headed towards DelaWala.  It was around 6:00 am as the sun was coming out. I was with 2 friends from our offroadpakistan.com group (Khalid Omar & Mahera Omar). At DelaWala a group know as Critical Mass was gathering to bike all the way to Quaid e Azam Mazar and back. There were approximately 20 bikers including us 3. The ride was approximately 18 km bike ride.

Critical Mass is a cycling movement out there on the streets of Karachi and also around the world. The group sets out at a set location and time, to pedal through set routes. They join together to reclaim public spaces and view the city through new angles. All bikes and bikers are free to join and play an essential part in promoting the nation and saving its environment! 🙂

The rout that we took was:

  • DelaWala
  • 3 Talwar
  • Martiot Hotel
  • Zainab Market
  • Mobile Market
  • Capri Cinima
  • Quaid e Azam Mazar
  • Norani Kabab house
  • Shera-e-Faisal Main Road
  • FTC building
  • then off to home DHA 🙂
The whole ride took us approximately 1 hour. Our average speed was 15 km/hr. Our Max speed that we achieved was 35 km/hr. (Iphone GPS)My Personal Experience:  
The whole ride and experience was great. I think it could be organized better, as for people who are newcomers or those who are not in practice with cycling, are not able to keep up to speeds at which most cyclist were going at. This group is made for a cause, and it should roll as a group in the streets of Karachi, so that people are able to see and recognize that this group is out not for cycling or excersizing, but out for a cause….I think that the organizers should not let any one go ahead of them, so that to keep the group in a formation.  🙂

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