Note that the date is 1 week before St Patrick’s Day.
This month we ride a wee bit earlier than usual, but it’s ok ’cause we’ll be joining up with the Saint Agatha/ Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood St Patrick’s Day Parade. Wear Green, decorate your bike, and bring a friend.
Before the parade we’re going to have a pre-parade bike decorating party at the Sellwood Park Playground (SE 7th & Lexington). Decorating starts at 10:30am. We’ll have some bike decorations on hand but folks are encouraged to bring something to contribute to the decoration pool. At 11:30am we’ll ride to the parade staging area at Saint Agatha’s Church (7983 SE 15th, 97202). The Parade starts from St Agatha’s at 12 noon.
The ride will go at parade speed and we will stay together as the Kidical Mass group. All types of bicycles and age of riders welcome. This will be a great ride for kids to ride their own pedal or balance bikes. Kiddos on bikes should be able to ride a relatively straight line, follow verbal instructions, and stop/start when necessary. Also, kids must wear a helmet per Oregon law.
The Kidical Mass ride officially ends with the parade but since you’ll already be there you and yours may as well stick around and enjoy the festivities of the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival. There’ll be an old-fashioned carnival and Irish themed entertainment. The Festival goes until 5pm.