Thursday, March 26, 2015

Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling

Image result for calendar clip artSpring is here! Time to schedule up for the prime season! 

First up, a few events coming up:
Saturday, May 2, 2015: Phoenix Derby - a fun, unique event (a bike race in a parking garage) that benefits the awesome non-profit, Phoenix Bikes. Kids races for ages 11 & under around 2pm.

Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015: Air Force Cycling Classic --  Both the Saturday race in Clarendon and the Sunday race in Crystal City feature the Ethan Klancnik Memorial Kids Race for kids under 9 to support Tay-Sachs Awareness and Prevention (in partnership with a local Clarendon family who lost a child to a rare genetic disease). Both are around noon, just before the pro races.

And now for Kidical Mass Arlington's schedule! We're generally riding on the third weekend of the month, and will mix in both Saturdays and Sundays

Here is the tentative schedule:

Sunday, April 19
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, June 27*
Saturday, July 18
Sunday, August 23**
Saturday, September 19
Sunday, October 17: Halloween ride (should we push this to the next weekend?)

If you have any ideas or requests for any of these rides - start/end location, neighborhood, even time of day or theme, just let me know (comments; kidicalmassarl AT gmail DOT com). If you're interested in leading a ride, definitely email. You may have noticed that Gillian, who leads these rides, is increasingly pregnant. It would be VERY helpful to have a backup ride leader for the April 19 ride, and probably the May ride as well.

* Note June is the 4th weekend of the month

** Note August is also the 4th weekend of the month

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kidically Irish

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! In honor of the luck of the Irish and the return of spring, Kidical Mass Arlington will ride on Saturday, March 21, 2015. We'll meet at Penrose Park, ride around the beautiful neighborhoods of Penrose and Arlington Heights, and end up at The Celtic House. Those that want to can join us for lunch and a belated St Patrick's Day celebration. The route is on the short side, and mostly flat to ease us all in to another beautiful Spring season of riding!

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00am (roll out 11:15am - come early with to play!)

Meet: Penrose Park -- 6th Street South & South Wayne Street, Arlington

Parking: On the surrounding residential streets.

End: The Celtic House -- South Barton Street and Columbia Pike. (about 4 blocks from the start)


Remember to double check the weather -- it shouldn't be cold, but it might be cool. Especially the little ones not peddling might need extra bundling.

Hope to see you there!

Family Biking 101

This Thursday night, 7-9:30, your friendly KM Arlington founder, Gillian, will be part of a panel for FAMILY BIKING 101, with BikeArlington​ and an instructor from WABA. All are welcome - Please come and pass this along to any friends who may be interested in biking with kids of any age. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd (at George Mason)

Thursday, March 19, 7:00-9:30 p.m. “Family Biking 101”
Come to learn about cycling safety and gear, family-friendly routes and
strategies for supporting beginning riders as well as local shops and
organizations that support cycling. Panel includes Gillian Burgess of Kidical Mass Arlington, Erin Potter from Bike Arlington, and Dan Redmond from WABA

Email or check blog or Facebook page for details &