Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Gillian's Birthday Ride

Hi all! Grant Mandsager (Mr. KidicalMassArl) here. I'm taking over the June ride to celebrate Gillian's 40th birthday. I want to make it a huge, fun, rolling party - so invite your friends, neighbors, anyone and everyone on two wheels. In true KidicalMass style, the ride is 3.5 miles, doesn't climb any big hills and we will travel at a PARTY PACE slow enough for riders of all ages and abilities. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 10:00am

WHERE: Henry Clay Park, 3011 7th St N, Arlington, VA 22201
RIDE: The ride will be 3.5 miles through North Arlington, hitting some of our favorites, including the Quincy Street protected bike lane which Gillian has advocated tirelessly for, and (I think) a new (to us) trail!

The ride will end at Bon Air Park, where we will have set up a picnic birthday celebration. We will have hot dogs, burgers and veggie options on the grill and other food/drink. If you plan on joining us for the picnic, please email me at grant.mandsager@gmail.com so I can make sure we have enough food.

Monday, April 22, 2019

April 2019: Arlington Women's Club Bike Rodeo & Ride

Happy Spring!

It's time to shake out the winter stiffness, and get out on our bikes!

RODEO Saturday, April 27, the Arlington Women's Club is again hosting a Kidical Mass Arlington, Phoenix Bikes, Bike Arlington bike rodeo.  There will be stations to practice bike skills, Phoenix mechanics to check out bikes, and SNACKS!  Bring helmets and a bike for your kid, if you have one.  Bike Arlington will have balance bikes to borrow (bring helmets).

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 10am - noon

Where: Arlington Women's Club, 700 South Buchannon Street, 22204

Parking is easy at the park and on neighborhood streets. All are welcome. The rodeo is free.

RIDE At 11am, we will welcome spring with our first Kidical Mass Arlington ride of 2019! This will be short and sweet. We will start our safety talk around 11am, then ride around the neighbor as a group.  The route is only 2 miles long, fairly flat and easy.  We should be back by 11:45 at the latest.  Like all of our rides, kids must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 11am

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29759464

Also, Phoenix will be collecting bike donations at the rodeo. Bring those bikes that are collecting dust and their youth mechanics will fix them up and get them to a new home!