I am happy to discover that there's a great group of people riding in Ashland every last Friday of the month, coinciding with CM's around the world. Friday was the Halloween ride (about 30 people showed up), and my first group ride since moving down here. Word didn't get out early enough that it was a Halloween ride so there were only a handful in some semblance of costume, but the mood was celebratory!
Two cop cars eventually halted the ride after following us for several minutes and cited three people, including myself, for failure to use the bike lane. Despite this absurdity, I noticed that there seems to be a lot of support for riders here from people on the sidewalks, drivers, and even one shopkeeper who came out to yell support for us.
I hope the movement grows down here, and stays positive. Here are a few pix: