Launched in 1996, this event shuts down automobile traffic on many of the city's famous and iconic bridges as well as its major streets so that, for a few short hours, bicyclists own the roads. It's sort of like Mad Max, except that everyone is riding a bicycle and instead of ruthless scavengers roaming a post-apocalyptic hellscape, ready to kill or die for a liter of petrol, they are the nicest, most courteous, friendly and patient people you could ever hope to meet.
As you could see in the video, the queue behind the starting line would have Job himself hollering “Let's get moving, already!” but these folks were happy and relaxed, just hanging out and enjoying the morning. And, to say that we were warmly received would be an understatement akin to suggesting that, in keeping with the biblical theme, Moses is not well disposed towards golden idols.
Go back and watch the video again (seriously, it's good for our statistics on YouTube), and I challenge you to find a single image where someone isn't smiling or waving at one of our birds.