Kidical Mass PDX Southwest

Kidical Mass PDX: Southwest!

Kidical Mass is riding in Southwest Portland!

We’ll enjoy a short, nearly flat ride from Gabriel Park to the Alpenrose velodrome and Pendleton Park. At the park we will stop to let kids play before continuing. This 3 mile loop will end near shops selling burritos and frozen yogurt, across the street from the start point at Southwest 42nd & Vermont.

We ride at a slow pace for little pedalers. Kids should wear a helmet, be able to ride in a straight line, start and stop. There are a few short hills on this route, so kids should know how to use their brakes. Cargo bikes, trikes, tandems, trailers and tag-a-longs are great for younger families. We’ll ride together as a group, rain or shine, because kids are traffic too! Come ride with us!

Time: Sunday, May 27 at 1:30pm

Location: Meet at the Gabriel Park playground near the parking lot at Southwest 42nd Avenue and Vermont. We’ll plan to ride after 1:45pm, and should be back to the start before 4pm.


Biking: Southwest Portland is hilly, but confident riders can take Terwilliger Blvd from central Portland to SW Capitol Highway, which has a bike lane, and then enter Gabriel Park via side streets: SW Texas ST and Nevada Ct. Multnomah Blvd, just south of the park, also has bike lanes; from the south enter the park near Canby & SW 40th. Since this is Memorial Day weekend, it is not possible to ride through the Riverview Cemetery from Sellwood.

Transit: Trimet bus 44 stops at SW Capitol Highway and Texas street, 3/4 mile downhill to the park. Bus 56 stops at SW 45th & Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, 1 mile to the park with a hill at the start. #12 also runs frequently on SW Barbur, about 1.5 miles away through the park.

Driving: There is a parking lot at the start on SW 42nd just south of Vermont, and also at 45th and Vermont by the Community Center.

Kidical Mass PDX CycloFemme Ride


Sunday, May 13, 2018
Meet at 10:00 a.m., ride at 10:15 a.m.
Westmoreland Park Nature Playground
10-mile loop
Facebook event page

“CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change.”

Join Kidical Mass to celebrate CycloFemme on Mother’s Day.

Everyone! CycloFemme rides around the world range from women/trans/femme only to rides with “manbassadors” and the whole family welcome. Mothers with kids will be the guests of honor on this ride, but it’s a ride for anyone interested in Kidical Mass or CycloFemme.
Note: this is a fairly long ride for Kidical Mass, 10 miles! And for those of you who don’t consider 10 miles a big distance, know that we will be traveling SLOW and all stay together the whole time, definitely slower than 8mph.

“CycloFemme rides are full of joy, camaraderie, support, and passion. Through these celebrations we have an opportunity to rise together, focusing our collective strength toward positive change.”

Our 10-mile loop will head north along the Springwater Corridor Trail and cross the river over Tilikum Crossing. Then we’ll head south half a mile for a short rest break at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239). Then we’ll take the Willamette Greenway Trail to the Sellwood Bridge to cross back to the east.

Bring a picnic lunch and we’ll hang out at the park after our ride. If you want to purchase food near the end of the ride, we can have a small contingent break off for New Seasons Market a mile before reaching the playground. Our ride leader is planning to have ice cream sandwiches (vegan and non) for everyone at the end.

The entrance to the playground is SE Rex St and SE 22nd Ave.

Biking: As evidenced by our route, the park is easy to get to from the Springwater Corridor Trail.
Transit: Westmoreland Park is very close (1/3 mile) to the Southeast Bybee Boulevard MAX Station, served by the Orange Line. The 19 stops there, too, and the 70 stops almost as close.
Driving: There is a parking lot at the south end of the park.

If you want to meet us en route or are joining late, we’ll provide a Glympse link.
If you want to meet us for the picnic at the end, we’ll probably arrive back at 12 or 12:30.

“WE BELIEVE: That strong communities are built around strong women. That being on a bike brings us closer to our community, to nature, and to ourself. That from action comes change. That our hope, courage, and strength is amplified when we unite.”