Monday, September 26, 2016

Next ride: Arlington Fun Ride Family Ride - 10/1 10am

Kidical Massive was massively awesome -- thanks to all who came out.

For our next ride, Kidical Mass Arlington teams up with the Arlington Fun Ride on this Saturday, October 1, for a super-extra special Family Ride.

When: Saturday, October 1
Meet: 10:00am - Crystal City - 18th Street and Crystal Drive
Parking: All over Crystal City (garages and on-street)

Yes, this is our fourth 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!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kidical Massive 2016! Saturday 9/17, 10:30am, LBJ Grove to Hains Point

Happy September! The heat has broken, the weather is lovely, and it's time for Kidical Massive! Like last year, Kidical rides around the world are riding together in spirit on Saturday 9/17, and Kidical Mass Arlington will join in the fun by again riding into DC. And eating pizza!
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We'll meet at LBJ Grove, as we've done before, but we're going to get creative and ride around Hains Point - a first for Kidical Mass Arlington. We'll stop at the playground (where there are also water and restrooms) and eat pizza.

Image result for hains pointFolks are welcome to meet us at the Hains Point playground to eat pizza and talk family bikes. We aim to arrive there around 11:15am, but it could be later.

To help with pizza ordering, PLEASE RSVP on the Facebook event or comment below (RSVP yes even if you're coming straight to HP). We'll order extra, so last-minute adds are welcome, but if you know you're coming or are a maybe, please let us know.

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30am (roll out 10:45am)

Meet & End : Columbia Island Marina parking lot (on the river side of the water)

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.


All are welcome. Hope to see you there!