Last month there were at least three feeder rides that eventually met up with the "main" body of the mass. People rode from Madison Sq. Park, Washington Sq. Park, and Thomkins Sq. Park, meandering through the streets until happening upon other riders who had started from Union Sq., where there were at least 20 arrests that occurred within the first 10 minutes of the ride. None of these feeder rides, ranging in size from 6 to 40 participants, were molested by the police in any way. They were relaxed, intimate clusters of bikers, and they had fun! As you get your costume together this month, consider starting your ride somewhere other than the Lion's Den which is Union Square.