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!
DATE AND LOCATION
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.