Sunday, 8/4/2013, the Portland Art Museum is hosting the 4th annual Fiets of Parenthood event. This is a family-focused (not just friendly) biking event. Two blocks of SW Park and one of SW Madison in front of the museum will be closed to cars and there will be food vendors, kid and family-biking competitions and more. To help more people get there, KidicalMassPDX will be leading 2 bike trains to the event.
One will leave the playground at the south side of Irving Park at 12:30pm (please arrive early), to arrive at the museum by 1:00pm. The other train will meet at Clever Cycles at noon and head across the Hawthorne Bridge to the museum on the flattest route we can find (this is a short ride so some fun may be incorporated, like stopping for photos at the bike counter on the west end of the bridge), also arriving at the museum by 1:00pm.
The Portland Art Museum is located at 1219 SW Park Ave and the museum will be open and have free admission from noon to 5pm. From their press release:
“In celebration of the Museum’s popular exhibition, Cyclepedia, the Museum presents a Family and Community Day with free admission and special activities in the Museum courtyard and surrounding streets on August 4.
A highlight of the day will be Clever Cycles’ annual ‘Fiets of Parenthood’ — a family cargo bike race and obstacle course in front of the Museum. Races will begin at 1:30pm. Learn more here: http://fietsofparenthoodpdx.wordpress.com/
The day will also feature musical performances including an appearance by the Portland UniPiper — he plays his bagpipes atop a unicycle while wearing a kilt and Darth Vader mask! Also appearing will be D.J. Anjali and the Incredible Kid as well as local musician Mo Phillips. Be sure to ride your bike or bring your helmet since everyone will be invited to decorate them with incredible materials provided by SCRAP. Also add your kinetic touch to the creation of a collaborative bike sculpture provided by the Community Cycling Center. If you get hungry, enjoy both sweet and savory treats from pedal-powered food carts. And don’t forget to head inside the Museum to visit Cyclepedia and admire the beauty of bicycle design through nearly a century of innovations.”
As with all KidicalMassPDX rides:
-We will stay together as a group and follow all traffic safety laws.
-Helmets are required for children and encouraged for adults.
-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.
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