First ride of the Summer

Our first ride of the summer! Join us for bike decorating at Peninsula Park Saturday, June 18th, at 12pm. Afterwards, we’ll ride down the beautiful Bryant and Holman Street greenways to a nearby ice cream parlor, and finish up at Woodlawn Park. Bring money for ice cream!

As always, helmets are required for those under 18. This short route is not a loop. We’ll ride rain or shine!

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/484795685059502/

Kidical Mass 2015 Kick-Off Ride and Parade!

Once again we’re kicking off the Kidical Mass PDX season with a parade.

It’s not really our parade, but we’ll be riding in it. St. Agatha’s School (in Sellwood) has once again invited us to ride in their St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14th, and we hope you will ride with us!

Join us for bike decorating at the Sellwood Park Playground (SE 7th& Lexington) between 10:30 and 11:30 (on 3/14). We’ll have some decorations to share, but if you have ribbons, crepe paper, flowers, or anything else GREEN please bring it along. Snacks for sharing are also welcome. Costumes are great too!

We’ll ride over to SE 15th & Miller to line up for the parade around 11:30. The parade starts at noon and lasts about an hour.

After the parade, stick around for the festival: food, carnival games, live music, Irish dancers, and a beer garden, until 5pm. More info on the St. Agatha School festival here: http://www.stagathaschoolpdx.us/#!st-patricks-day/cseh

We ride at a kid-friendly pace. We’ll do our best to stay together as a group but the parade route can get crowded. Riders should be able to ride in a line, follow verbal directions, and stop. Kids under 18 must be wearing helmets.

Bring a smile, a friend, and join us behind the Kidical Mass PDX banner for some parade fun!!

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! 

Family Bike Camping – July 26-27

Join Kidical Mass PDX for a family bike camping adventure to Stub Stewart State Park.

Getting beyond the Washington County suburbs is the biggest hurdle when contemplating a family bike adventure to Stub Stewart from Portland. We’ve solved that by renting a moving van to transport cargo bikes, trailers, and other unruly conveyances. We’ll meet near a MAX station in Portland and load bikes, etc into the van. People will ride the MAX to Hillsboro and be reunited with their bikes/trailers there. Stub Stewart is a pleasant 22 mile ride through the Tualatin Valley and along the Banks-Vernonia Trail from the Hillsboro MAX station.

The route is largely low traffic and picturesque. There’s a small hill leaving Hillsboro and the final 1/4 mile into Stub Stewart is quite steep. Aside from those the route/grade is family bike friendly. 

There will be a grocery, playground, and bathroom stop in Banks (about halfway). 

Cost will be $25 per family to cover the truck and camp site reservation. You’ll be on your own for MAX fare and food. 

To sign up and to get further details, email Andy Schmidt – 54canoe@gmail.com
 

 

May 24 Ride: Ventura Park Pump Track and Midland Library

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Photo by Kathleen McDade (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Meet us at the Ventura Park Playground, SE 113th and Stark on Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m.  We’ll play around on the pump track for a bit and then ride an easy, 3-mile loop including a stop at the Midland Library for a story (they have ample bike parking, but bring a lock). View the route map at https://goo.gl/maps/fheTU.

As always, we will stay together as a group and follow all traffic safety laws. Helmets are required for children and encouraged for adults. Children should be accompanied by an adult. 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.