Tuesday, September 24, 2019

October 2019: Arlington Fun Ride & Cargo Bike Test Rides!

The Arlington Fun Ride is new and improved, starting and ending this year at Phoenix Bike's new location at the Arlington Mill Community Center.  This year, the Kidical Mass ride will offer a short, easy 2 mile route, suitable for new riders.

Also, our friends at ElectriCity Bikes in Tenleytown are bringing some cargo bikes to test ride!  You can come for 2 mile ride and/or just come to Arlington Mill to see the cargo bikes in person and take test rides.

And there's more!  Arlington Mill will also host the family-friendly finish festival for the Fun Ride, complete with moonbounce, face painting, raffles (starting at 11am), snow cones and lots of family fun!  It will be going from 10am - noon, so we can enjoy it after the ride.

When: Saturday, October 5
Meet: 10:00am - Arlington Mill Community Center S Dinwiddie St & Columbia Pike - roll out 10:15am
Parking: Arlington Mill Community Center
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31180163

Yes, this is our sixth year teaming up with the Fun Ride! We'll start at the Arlington Mill Community Center, 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 Four Mile Run trail, riding an easy 2 miles to the Long Branch Nature Center and back.  The route is as flat as we get in Arlington.  Perfect for kids new to riding and anyone new to groups, or who just wants a very relaxed, easy route.

Registration for the Fun Ride is encouraged! (though not mandatory -- if you register by 9/25, you  a cool t-shirt and  your donation goes to support Phoenix Bikes, register for the 2 mile option).

Hope to see y'all there!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

September 2019: Towers Park to Trek!

Arlington County has a new bike trail, and Kidical Mass is excited to explore it!  For this ride, we will ride along the new trail from Towers Park and will ride past the campus with TJ Middle School and the new Fleet Elementary School.  

We'll then connect through Lyon Park into Clarendon, where our friends at Trek will welcome us with an ice cream social (with coffee for adults). 

To make things easier Trek, please RSVP via the Facebook event by noon on Saturday).  

We'll meet at 4:15pm, but we won't roll out until 4:30pm.  There is water at the park but NO bathrooms.  All are welcome. The ride is free.

The ride is planned for a bit less than 4 miles and it's pretty flat for Arlington.  We cross all major streets at lights.

When: Saturday, September 29, 2019
Meet: 4:15pm Towers Park - S Scott St & 9th St S 
(roll out 4:30pm)
Parking: Towers Park parking lot

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31087249

To get back to Towers Park, staying on the trail along 27 under Rte 50 will shave about a mile off the ride.