The Tribune asked key participants in this story to choose one idea they would most like to share with readers. Their responses:
Sgt. Brian Schmautz, Portland Police spokesman: 'Nobody's saying we're anti-bike. That's not the point. The point is some bicyclists commit crimes every time they have these rides. And that's not right.'
Fred Nemo, longtime participant in Critical Mass: ''Critical Mass is about 15 things. It's not about defying the police at all. É The police thing is pure grandstanding.'