Pembroke Pines resident Tania Johnson said she used to look forward to Critical Mass each month, but the ballooning, leaderless crowd has made the ride too dangerous.
Theres a lot of people going and partying and not obeying the rules of the road, she said.
Johnson, 48, said she wont ride Friday.
But Miami resident Riselda Ruiz, who rode Critical Mass for the first time in June, said she will.
Before she went on last months ride, she posted about it on Facebook, drawing some ire from friends whod been delayed in Critical Mass traffic jams.
I could see where it could get out of control, said Ruiz.
But Ruiz said drivers waved and people on sidewalks cheered when she rode in June, and shell keep going as long as she feels Critical Mass has support in the community.
When we rode over the causeways and the beach, it was just beautiful, she said. Its an amazing experience.
The organizers of Viernes Culturales, the monthly festival in Little Havana, are ready for the Critical Mass cyclists to come down Calle Ocho just as their event is getting started. But they wish the cyclists would pick another day for their ride.
Visitors love them, and they come and we clap, said Viernes Culturales Executive Director Pati Vargas. But then everybody gets backed up, because theres like an hour when people cant get through.
In the past, the bike ride has delayed performances and made patrons angry, Vargas said.
If it wouldnt be because of the traffic, we would love to have them, said Vargas. Its a great concept. Its a bike parade, if you think about it.