Friday, December 20, 2013

Start the New Year off right: Kidical Mass Arlington Holiday Lights/Resolutions Ride


Start 2014 off right with a Kidical Mass Arlington Holiday Lights / Resolutions Ride!

**UPDATE: Courtesy of WABA's Women & Bikes, the KM-A HL/R Ride will end in a bath of HOT CHOCOLATE! **

When: Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 5:30pm
Meet: Westover Beer Garden (Plenty of parking in the lot behind the shops)
End:  Northside Social

We'll roll out from Westover Beergarden at 5:30pm and head through some beautiful North Arlington neighborhoods to end up at Northside Social, where all will be treated to hot chocolate, courtesy of WABA's Women & Bikes.  Route:

NOTE: This is a bit longer and hillier than our normal rides (4 miles, 275 ft or so of climbing) but worth it. We'll be riding in the evening, so bring lights. It may be cold, so bundle up.  This ride isn't recommended for kids riding their own bikes for the first time.

FOOD! Wanna meet earlier at Westover Beergarden for some food and fun?  Make plans with us on the facebook page.

WEATHER: yes, it may be bad.  You can double check it on this site.


h/t for the pictures

If you like to help plan, please discuss on our facebook page.


  1. Dear Gillian,

    We know your Kidical Mass would like to see more safe cycling and FUN in Arlington as well as have more families join the fun. You’re cordially invited to participate in an exciting campaign that could help you in all of these areas.

    We at Futur-Tek are launching a crowd-funding campaign early next year so we can scale production of our super eye-catching, fun, made-in-USA, Flecto Spinners – fluorescent, holographic, sparkly, pinwheels that (uniquely) fasten to bikes, regular and jogger strollers, trailers, wheelchairs and walkers, and make people of all ages more visible and safer...especially during the day when kids bike to school and cyclists don't use lights!

    And we plan to spark (and sparkle!) local rides sponsored by local Kidical Masses and clubs where campaign supporters/Flecto Fans will be able to meet and have fun riding with other Flecto Fans and Families and at the same time learn more about the sponsors, one of which could be your Kidical Mass.

    See our campaign at and website,, and if you like what you see, in short this is how it works.

    • You let us know about a couple of regularly scheduled normal or decorated bike rides or you decide to organize your own decorated bike ride and we let our Flecto Fans and Families in ____ know they’re invited!
    • You may also want to let your members and network know about Flecto Spinners via email/blog/Facebook etc. so they too can get safer, trick their rides with lightshows and join the fun!
    • Your members and network may even want to donate Flecto Spinners to a local school or SRTS chapter, options we’re including in our campaign!
    Please let us know as soon as you can via if you would like to invite Flecto Fans and Families to one of your rides, you can figure out which one later on, and we’ll get back to you with more details. We hope you get some new folks joining and have a very fun ride -- which we hope to see a video of! (More video contest details later.)

    Thank you so much for your participation in this true win in for everyone!

    Sincerely Yours,

    Tom Kahan