april’s kidical mass ride

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April’s ride was a success! We had wonderful weather (unlike during last month’s ride) and a great turn-out. We doubled our attendance from last month and hope to continue growing our group as more families in town learn of the ride.

As always, we met at a park, where the kids played on the playground and the adults chatted while waiting for everyone to arrive. And then we were off…

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

We meandered through neighborhood streets and the Old Town making our way to our destination park. Our route was similar to last month’s route except that we didn’t need to stop for hot chocolate to warm up :) Instead, we made it to our destination, where the kids played, the adults mingled, and most of the group enjoyed a picnic lunch.

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

A few notable mentions: we had THREE pregnant cyclists on this ride, way to go mamas! The lovely co-owner of Thiel Bicycle Company  joined us with her son and grandchildren and brought home-made cookies for everyone to share – THANK YOU! And as already noted, we more than doubled our group size from last month, making us a striking presence on the road.

This month was a great taste of what will be many more enjoyable rides to come this season. We’re already thinking of grilling for lunch after next month’s ride and a friend and I are planning a “Bikes & Books” ride for another month – incorporating a ride past the many new Little Free Libraries popping up in town and ending with a storytime in the park. Lots of fun plans! Can’t wait to share the bike love all summer long!

April Kidical Mass

April Kidical Mass

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5 Responses to april’s kidical mass ride

  1. I love this! Well done!

  2. Andreea says:

    That’s awesome! We have to do a Kidical mass in Romania too. We don’t have cycle routes and cycling with kids is so unsafe here. Can you give me the permission to re-post some of your pretty photos on our SkirtBike blog?

    • simplybike says:

      Of course! And I think a Romanian Kidical Mass sounds wonderful! Would love to see KM go international! If you do plan one and wants any tips, I’d love to help! I’m really sad that we won’t make it to Romania this summer for a number of reasons but we’re planning on going again next summer. I would love nothing more than to participate in a Romanian Kidical Mass ride while there!! :)

      • Irkham says:

        I am very glad about your realisation of your way of tainnirg your daughter. It is never too late. Yes, a perfectionist is always the one that cannot enjoy what they already have. Let’s be more content and enjoying whatever we are doing!

  3. Franca says:

    How fun! Such a shame Edinburgh is so hilly, or we’d get one of those bikes with a box at the front. I will really need to start looking into kids on bikes options soon!

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