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

Kidical Mass 2015 Planning Meeting

Planning Meeting for the 2015 ride calendar. Former leaders, future leaders, the leader-curious, interested parties, community stakeholders, and friends of KM all welcome.

Bring: YOUR 2015 events calendar. A laptop or other internet-connected device. Ideas, dreams, and wishes for Portland’s Family Biking Community. Your best can-do attitude.

Agenda:
1) Visioning: What do we want Kidical Mass to be in 2015 and beyond?
2) Brainstorming: What COULD we do for each month’s ride?
2.5) Collaboration: How can we work with Go By Bike Shop, with Timo’s Portland By Cycle rides, with Portland Sunday Parkways, and others?
3) Planning: What WILL we do for each month? Who will own the event? What are next steps?

Who?

We are excited to welcome new blood, new enthusiasm, new ideas, new collaborators to come to the table.

If you are a long-time Kidical Mass-er, please come.

If you are a person who bikes with your kids, please come.

If you are a person who does bikes and has kids but aren’t sure how to put them together, please come.

If you are a person with a business or community role that makes Kidical Mass interesting or relevant to you, please come.

If you are a grandparent/aunt/uncle/mentor/friend to children who need more biking in their lives, please come.

If you can’t come but have ideas that you want to share before the meeting, please PM me about meeting next week, or send me an email.

If you Facebook, RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610271372535850/

ThrilleRide IV: Dance Like You’re Undead

It’s back! Once again, Kidical Mass will celebrate the spooky season with a costumed ride to the annual Thrill the World PDX mass zombie dance performance.

We will meet at the new Dawson Park on October 25 at 1:45 and depart at 2 for a meandering loop around the neighborhood, ending at Irving Park to watch the dancers at 3. Been practicing your moves? Get your zombie makeup on and join in!

This ride is NOT a loop, but will likely conclude with drinks and snacks at Hopworks Bike Bar.

Kids must wear helmets. Bring lights in case you wind up out late. Bring treats to share if you’d like. And wear your Halloween costume.

RSVP at the Facebook event here, or just show up!

 

 

Picnic Dinner w/ Chapman Swifts

This month’s Kidical Mass ride is a 4+ mile one way jaunt across town to see the Chapman Swifts in action.

Sunday, September 14th from 4-8pm.

Meet at Abernathy Playground (SE Elliott Ave & SE Birch St… in Ladds Addition) at 4:00pm. We’ll let kiddos play for a bit before we roll out. Due to the distance of this ride, it may not be suitable for kids on balance or small pedal bikes. Our destination is Chapman Elementary School in NW.

Bring a picnic dinner, cardboard for “sledding”, and your wits to get you and yours home. This is a one-way ride because people may linger longer or shorter to watch the swifts, get home for bedtime, etc. Also, don’t forget lights. Sunset on Sunday is about 7pm.

 

NE Parks to Parkways

A one-way Kidical Mass Ride from Alberta Park to SE Sunday Parkways.

A one-way Kidical Mass Ride from Alberta Park to SE Sunday Parkways.

10:00 am rally at Alberta Park on the lawn just below Killingsworth
10:15 head out
5 min collector stop along the way at Irving Park
**To be safe, if you are meeting us at Irving Park, be there by 10:25 and plan to hang out & play until you see us roll in!**
11-ish arrive at the SP route near 16th & Ankeny, continue rolling as a group to Col. Summers Park or beyond!

As always, we ride on open streets, kids must wear helmets, be able to ride in a straight line, and follow verbal directions.

Route Map!