Monday, September 28, 2015

[UPDATED! New Date and Time!] Next ride: Arlington Fun Ride Family Ride - 10/4 12pm

[Update: Due to the approaching weather, the Arlington Fun Ride has been postponed, so we are similarly pushing back the date and time of the Kidical Mass Ride.  Please see below for the new details]

Kidical Massive was massively awesome -- thanks to all who came out, and especially to BikeArlington and KidicalMassDC for helping to make it happen.

For our next ride, Kidical Mass Arlington teams up with the Arlington Fun Ride on this Saturday, October 3, Sunday, October 4 for a super-extra special Family Ride.

When: Sunday, October 4
Meet: 12:00pm - Crystal City - 18th Street and Crystal Drive
Parking: All over Crystal City (garages and on-street)

Yes, this is our third year teaming up with the Fun Ride! We'll start in Crystal City, after the intrepid souls doing the full Arlington Fun Ride leave for the (long and hilly) Arlington loop.  After a safety briefing, we'll roll out along the streets of Crystal City, then through the new and amazing Long Bridge Park.  We'll bump over the "developing" pavement of Long Bridge Drive and head into the Pentagon Reservation on Boundary Channel.  After a jaunt over the Connector Road, through the Pentagon Parking Lot tunnel, we'll ride beside Pentagon City Mall.  After riding through Aurora Highlands, we'll join the festivities in Crystal City celebrating the Arlington Fun Ride and Phoenix Bikes. And, just like last year, we'll have a police escort! Amazing!

Registration for the Fun Ride is encouraged! (though not mandatory -- your fee does get you a cool t-shirt and goes to support Phoenix Bikes).

The entire ride is 3.5 miles and flat (only 102 total feet of going up).  It's a perfect ride for anyone new to group riding (with or without kids).

Interested in a double, but maybe not a full Arlington loop + kidical ride? This year, if you preregister, you can start at any of the Fun Ride's 4 pit stops, and ride from there to Crystal City, which means you can choose to ride 16 miles, 12 miles, 8 miles or 4 miles (or just our 3 miles Kidical Mass ride).

Hope to see y'all there!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kidically MASSIVE! Saturday, September 19, 2015

This is going to be

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, the Kidical Masses of the Greater DC Area will join with other Kidical rides around the globe for the International Kidical MASSIVE. We are MASSIVEly excited.

Kidical Mass Arlington, Kidical Mass Alexandria and Kidical Mass Falls Church will join together on this MASSIVEly awesome day, and we will ride into the District to meet up with Kidical Mass DC (in a ride much last we had last September). Together, we'll enjoy MASSIVEly delicious pizza on the Mall and take some pictures to show our MASSIVE collection of friends around the world. (More on other DC area MASSIVE rides below).

When: Saturday, September 19, 10:00am (roll out 10:15am)

Meet & End : Columbia Island Marina, on the Pentagon side of the wooden bridge

Parking: Either in the Columbia Island Marina / LBJ Memorial parking lot, accessible from the southbound GW Parkway OR in the LBJ Grove Parking lot accessible from Boundary Channel Drive on the Pentagon Reservation.

This ride will be long for us -- 3+ miles EACH WAY, but it will be awesome, and there will be a break in the middle. We'll meet at Columbia Island Marina at 10am, bike across the Memorial Bridge, meet our friends, eat pizza and be merry, then return via the 14th Street Bridge.


Wanna start in DC? Kidical Mass DC will start in Stanton Park at 10am (to be confirmed)

Maryland-based? Kidical Mass Rockville and Bike Gaithersburg will ride from the Main Street Pavilion and Farmers Market to Downtown Crown at 10am

And the Greater DC Kidical Family is growing, once again: On September 19, College Park Kidical Mass will hold their inaugural ride, meeting at Calvert Park and riding to Old Town to Bagel Place.