Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Husky Grind at Mercer Court (3925 Adams Ln, Seattle, WA 98105)
Let’s get out on our bikes and celebrate Mother Earth! Pack a picnic and meet us outside Husky Grind at Mercer Court–it’s along the Burke-Gilman Trail just east of the Wall of Death (go early if you want to grab food at Husky Grind). We’ll be riding 5.5 miles, through the Center for Urban Horticulture which is easy-to-ride hard-packed gravel, just to warn ya. We’ll stop for picnic lunch in Magnuson Park (exact location TBD, but I’m leaning towards the amphitheater by the community center). If the weather’s not so nice, we’ll eat quickly and head back, but if it’s nice, we’ll hang for a while and then head back via the more direct route of all Burke-Gilman Trail, no gravel.
p.s. If you’re around April 16, there’s an official Earth Day celebration in the Magnuson Park children’s garden.
About Kidical Mass
Seattle Kidical Mass rides are presented by Familybike Seattle. Familybike Seattle is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that decreases barriers to bicycling for families of all income levels. We believe that biking as a family increases our individual, family, and societal quality of life, while at the same time moving toward sustainable lifestyles and communities.
Kidical Mass is a fun, safe, easy-going, and law-abiding family bike ride for kids of all ages. It started circa 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, and has since spread to other bikey burgs, like Seattle! Our monthly group rides include a nice mix of experienced cyclists, and folks just getting started. We hope to educate bike-curious parents about ways to bicycle with children, help kids learn to ride safely in the city, and increase the visibility of family biking on Seattle streets. Kids are traffic too! All manner of bikes and high-occupancy velos are welcome.
Some Kidical Mass ride leaders are Cascade Bicycle Club volunteer ride leaders. Cascade Bicycle Club is the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. Cascade’s mission is to “improve lives through bicycling” through many programs including free group rides. For Kidical Mass rides led by Cascade ride leaders, all participants are required to sign a wavier and wear a helmet.