If you’ve ridden a bike anywhere in Atlanta, chances are you’ve met Atlanta bike advocate Angel Poventud. If you’ve stopped for a post-ride beer, been to an important advocacy event, or to any major Atlanta gathering, chances are you have met Angel Poventud. It may only seem that Angel is everywhere, but when you get right down to it, Angel is everywhere. As an Atlanta bike lawyer, I am fortunate to cross paths with Angel often.
The phrase “Critical Mass Organizer” is an oxymoron, because who could organize the rolling chaos of 300 or so free spirits on bikes that takes place monthly in Atlanta (at least in non-pandemic times)? Yet Angel has been the de facto leader of the pack. At this important time in our lives, who better to talk to discuss not just the future of Critical Mass in Atlanta, but the cycling community in general and the things that make Atlanta not just an amazing place to ride a bike, but to live and thrive.
Take a break from the stress of Covid-19 life and spend a few minutes with bike advocate Angel. It’s hard not to be drawn in by his genuine enthusiasm and love for people, for life, for cycling, and for Atlanta.