Kidical Mass PDX CycloFemme Ride

RIDE TOGETHER.
RISE TOGETHER.

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.

WHO SHOULD COME?
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.”

THE ROUTE
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.

GETTING THERE
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.”

Earth Day Ride in NE Portland

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Kidical Mass PDX! We’ll ride from the Alberta Park playground to Fernhill park on neighborhood greenways. The ride is a 3 mile loop, with a break at the Fernhill Park playground in the middle, so its suitable for all but the youngest riders.

We ride slow enough for little pedalers. Kids should wear a helmet, be able to ride in a straight line, start and stop. We’ll ride together as a group, rain or shine, because kids are traffic too! Come ride with us!

1:30pm April 22nd 2018 at Alberta Park playground at NE Jarrett St & NE 19th Ave, Portland OR

Get more details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702255846525240/

Easter ride and egg hunt!

Join us, April 1st (Easter Sunday), at 11 am, for Kidical Mass PDX’s annual Easter ride! As always, we’ll gather at Overlook Park at 11 am, ride a few miles through quiet streets, and end at Arbor Lodge park for an Easter egg hunt. Helmets are required for those under 18, and recommended for all. This route is 3 mostly flat miles, so it’s suitable for all but the youngest riders. We’ll ride together as a group, because kids are traffic too!

We look forward to riding with you!

Kidical Mass PDX does Kidical Massive!

It’s September and you know what that means…

Pump up your tires and lube your chain because it’s time for Kidical MASSIVE!

That’s right, every Kidical Mass group the world over will be riding the same day and time. Let’s see how big a group PDX can gather!

Meet up at Essex Park at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16th. We ride at 10:30 to see the Belmont Goats! Ride is approximately 3 miles and will loop back to the start for those that want to drive the kiddos to Essex Park. There will be a nice long break in the middle to hang out at the goats. Bring $$ to donate to the goats’ upkeep and — because we’re parents too — there’s always a chance for treats along the way!

Essex Park is at SE 79th Ave and Center St. Among its amenities is a splash pad, so if it’s warm you might want to bring water gear and a towel to cool off after the ride.

Planned route is at https://goo.gl/maps/FgeGLZpK59u. As with all Kidical Mass rides, helmets required for those 16 and under, suggested for adults. We will ride together as a group and help all the kids learn how to ride in the street because Kids are Traffic Too!

Check out further event info on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/152141338703096/

June ride through MIlwaukie

In June, Kidical Mass PDX will ride in Milwaukie. We’ll meet under the leaf art at the SE Park Ave MAX station, and ride a mostly quiet route to Westmorland Park. Along the way, we’ll stop at Ohana Cafe for shave ice, so bring money for treats.

As always, helmets are required for children and suggested for adults. We look forward to seeing you there!

Starting time is 1pm at the SE Park Ave Max station.

Check out the event details on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425983940794593/

Kidical Mass Bike Camping 2017

In July, Kidical Mass PDX will be going bike camping! We will be returning to Stub Stewert State Park for an overnight July 15th-16th. The route is a lovely 22 mile ride on quiet country roads and the Banks Vernonia Trail.

For this trip, we’ve rented a van to drive cargo bikes out to the end of the Blue Line – to avoid the long trip out to HIllsboro. This is generally a kids as passengers ride, although older kids have historically done the ride without problem.

Getting there:
Plan to meet at the Goose Hollow Max stop Saturday morning at 10. We’ll load up cargo bikes into the truck, and then catch the train. The truck will meet us at the end of the Blue Line, and we’ll ride 22 miles from there. We’ll stop in Banks for lunch and groceries.

Food:
Plan to eat dinner and breakfast at camp, with lunch stops in Banks each way.

Cost:
$30 per 6 person tent site. This includes the cost of renting the van. Money will be paid via paypal or cash that weekend.

Questions? Wondering if you can ride your cargo bike that far? Just ask!

Space is limited to 10 families. We hope you will join us!

Sign up on eventbright: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=34857343252

Check facebook for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1787440088233461

May Treats Ride

Join Kidical Mass on Saturday, May 20th, at 1pm for our Treats Ride!

Do you like ice cream? Coffee? Cocoa? Will it be hot and sunny, or cold and rainy? Doesn’t matter! We’re prepared with a 3-mile (not a loop) ride that has treats whatever your taste, whatever the weather. We start at Sunnyside School’s playground (SE 35th and SE Taylor) and ride a fairly flat route to Piccolo Park. The stops will be adjusted for weather/attendees. Bring money for treats. Scoot bikes welcome!

As with all Kidical Mass rides, helmets required for those 16 and under, suggested for adults. We will ride together as a group and help all the kids learn how to ride in the street because Kids are Traffic Too!

Check out our facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/411982822533568/

Bike Camp Discount for Kidical Mass Kids!

Dearest Kidical Mass PDX,

As summer nears an end, (shh, don’t tell the kids!) we have a few spots remaining in our Bike Camp program.  We’d like to offer the friends and families of Kidical Mass a discount on these remaining spots in case they are interested in squeezing in a week of bike camp fun before school starts.  With the discount code “happysnowman,” friends and families will receive $90 off registration, bringing the registration price down from $290 to $200 for a 5 day camp.  Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested.
As of 8/7, here are the camps with spots remaining:
8/10 Spanish Immersion Camp (4th-5th grade)    2 spots
8/17 Pedalers (1st grade)                                  1 spot
8/17 Girl’s Cruisers (4th-5th grade)                     5 spots
Cost: $200 ($290 regular price)
Discount Code: happysnowman
Registration: Bike Camp Registration
Bike Camp details:
MondayFriday from 9 am – 3 pm (8:30 am drop off on Monday, 8:45 am drop off remainder of the week)
Groups of 12 campers with ride with their 2 instructors to boldly explore Portland and it’s many parks, fountains, bridges, gardens, and rivers.  By the end of the week, they’ll learn group riding etiquette, hand signals, simple bike repairs, and leave camp as confident riders.
For more information, please visit www.communitycyclingcenter.org and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Best,
Kelley