Usually the first Sunday of every month, times and places vary.
Kidical Mass is a fun, safe, easy-going, and law-abiding family bike ride for kids of all ages. It started circa 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, and has since spread to other bikey burgs, like Seattle!
Our monthly group rides include a nice mix of experienced cyclists, and folks just getting started. We hope to educate bike-curious parents about ways to bicycle with children, help kids learn to ride safely in the city, and increase the visibility of family biking on Seattle streets. Kids are traffic too! All manner of bikes and high-occupancy velos are welcome.
Kidical Mass rides usually involve some mix of calm streets and bike trails, and ideally culminate in treats and park adventures. We do aim for some non-confrontational public visibility, since we feel that the more people see happy families out there biking, the more will join in on the general family cycling fun, and the safer we’ll all be.
We have informal ride leaders and “sweepers”, travel slowly making sure no one is left behind, and obey traffic signs and laws. We don’t cork intersections, and are courteous to other traffic.
But most of all, we have fun! And ding our bells a lot. And generally whoop it up. See our Kidical Mass FAQ for more information.
A brief disclaimer: These rides will be informal gatherings of family cyclists. We won’t be testing anyone’s proficiency, and only some of our leaders bother with waivers. While the spirit of our rides is to be looking out for one another, you are ultimately responsible for deciding what’s safe and appropriate for you and your family.
Big thanks to Shane Rhodes in Eugene, who manages the Safe Routes to School program there, and who started Kidical Mass in April 2008. He’s been very helpful and supportive in getting things started up here. Thanks as well to Paul Adkins, who created the Kidical Mass logo.
February 28 or March 1 – Kidical Mass to Seattle Bike Expo
March 14 – Pi Day pie ride
January 10 – Kidical Mass to Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District Anniversary Party
December 21 – Kidical Mass to Olympic Manor holiday lights
December 7 – Kidical Mass: Christmas Ships and Luminaria
November 24 – King Donut Ride (Followed by DIY Winter Wear Workshop)
November 8 – Kidical Mass Halloween Candy Buy-Back and Party
October 12 – Kidical Mass to Seattle Children’s Festival
October 5 – Kidical Mass through Mad Campus
September 21 – Kidical Mass to McGilvra Greenway Party
September 14 – Family Bike Expo at Seward Park
September 7 – Family Bike Maintenance and Meetup
August 24 – Kidical Mass at WAWCX Women’s Cyclocross Festival, Kenmore
August 9-10 – Family Bike Camping and Bike for Pie, Bainbridge Island
August 3 – Kidical Mass
July 13 – Kidical Mass to Family Biking Seminar (3:00 p.m.) at GreenLife at West Seattle Summerfest
July 6 – Kidical Mass
June 14 – Kidical Mass to Livable Streets Celebration
June 1 – June Kidical Mass–Ballard Commons Park to Fremont Brewing
May 29 – Bike Parade down Ballard Avenue at 5:30pm during Ballard Bike Street Party
May 18 – Kidical Mass to Bike Works and Family Biking Seminar
May 11 – CycloFemme
May 4 – Kidical Mass
Recap: April 6, 2014 – Kidical Mass
Recap: March 1, 2014 – Kidical Mass
Canceled: February 9, 2014 – Kidical Mass
Recap: January 2014 Kidical Mass