This month’s Kidical Mass ride is a 4+ mile one way jaunt across town to see the Chapman Swifts in action.
Sunday, September 14th from 4-8pm.
Meet at Abernathy Playground (SE Elliott Ave & SE Birch St… in Ladds Addition) at 4:00pm. We’ll let kiddos play for a bit before we roll out. Due to the distance of this ride, it may not be suitable for kids on balance or small pedal bikes. Our destination is Chapman Elementary School in NW.
Bring a picnic dinner, cardboard for “sledding”, and your wits to get you and yours home. This is a one-way ride because people may linger longer or shorter to watch the swifts, get home for bedtime, etc. Also, don’t forget lights. Sunset on Sunday is about 7pm.
Join Kidical Mass PDX for a family bike camping adventure to Stub Stewart State Park.
Getting beyond the Washington County suburbs is the biggest hurdle when contemplating a family bike adventure to Stub Stewart from Portland. We’ve solved that by renting a moving van to transport cargo bikes, trailers, and other unruly conveyances. We’ll meet near a MAX station in Portland and load bikes, etc into the van. People will ride the MAX to Hillsboro and be reunited with their bikes/trailers there. Stub Stewart is a pleasant 22 mile ride through the Tualatin Valley and along the Banks-Vernonia Trail from the Hillsboro MAX station.
The route is largely low traffic and picturesque. There’s a small hill leaving Hillsboro and the final 1/4 mile into Stub Stewart is quite steep. Aside from those the route/grade is family bike friendly.
There will be a grocery, playground, and bathroom stop in Banks (about halfway).
Cost will be $25 per family to cover the truck and camp site reservation. You’ll be on your own for MAX fare and food.
To sign up and to get further details, email Andy Schmidt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Kathleen McDade (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Meet us at the Ventura Park Playground, SE 113th and Stark on Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll play around on the pump track for a bit and then ride an easy, 3-mile loop including a stop at the Midland Library for a story (they have ample bike parking, but bring a lock). View the route map at https://goo.gl/maps/fheTU.
As always, we will stay together as a group and follow all traffic safety laws. Helmets are required for children and encouraged for adults. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Kids riding their own bikes should be able to ride in a more or less straight line, stop and start as necessary and follow verbal directions.