Friday, August 30, 2013

Quick update

We had a great little August Surprise ride last weekend.  Small group of great people.  We even had a couple of surprise hills on the course, but everyone got over them beautifully. 

I got my first taste of the Westover Beer Garden's brunch, which is great and very cyclist friendly.  There were tons of bikes parked outside (not just Kidical Mass bikes).  What I did not get was pictures. :-(  So you get to conjure up your best image of our completely wonderful ride with a small group, mostly on trails, with a few hills.  Yep, that's what it was like.

Huge thanks to all who came out.

Planning is underway for the Harvest Ride on Sunday, September 15.  Details are being discussed over on  our facebook page (please join the discussion there), and should be finalized next week.  We will end at the Columbia Pike Farmer's Market!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Cowbell!

**March 2020 Edit: this route doesn't really work - the part that loops back from 9th Road North to Bon Air Park involves a trail that isn't really rideable. **

Anyone have an itch for a surprise Kidical Mass ride? I do!

This Sunday, August 25. Meet at 10:30am
Bon Air Park, Arlington, VA
Route (including the optional ride to Westover):

And thanks to Bike Arlington, we will have more cowbells to give out.
This ride will be especially relaxed: we'll meet at Bon Air Park (at the playground that's off of the Custis trail), ride a 3 mile loop along the W&OD and Bluemont trails, then on neighborhood streets. If people would like, we'll keep going to the Westover Market Beer Garden for brunch.

Bon Air Park can be a little confusing. We'll meet at the playground that's off of the Custis Trail. You can't see it from any street. If you're driving, you can park at the rose garden parking lot off of Lexington Street. The playground and parking lot are marked on this map:,-77.134227&spn=0.005863,0.012435

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kidical Mass Arlington is now Social!

We have joined the 21st Century.  Pick your favorite way to get Kidical Mass Arlington information:
-- or all three!  We're going to continue to use this site to announce ride details and post ride reports.  We'll use the social media outlets to send announcements.  And we'll use the facebook page and the BikeArlington Forum to get feedback, plan rides, etc.  If you'd like to give your opinion on routes, start/finishes, times, dates, etc, please join us over there.