june’s kidical mass ride + farmers market

June Kidical Mass Ride

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June Kidical Mass Ride

For last month’s Kidical Mass ride, we met up at our usual spot and proceeded to ride through quiet neighborhood streets with the downtown farmer’s market as our destination. We had perfect weather: warm, pleasant, but not too hot. It rained in some parts of the city while we were out riding but it somehow missed us. Our group consisted of lots of bike trailers this time around (we brought our trailer instead of the iBert seat because C. had been awake since 5am and we figured she’d crash during the ride and want to nap – which she did. And the trailer’s just a lot more conducive for naps than the bike seat).

Another wonderful thing about last month’s ride: lots of new faces! When I first planned this ride, I told all of our bike riding friends about it and the group that gathered was mostly made up of people I personally knew and had invited. Since then, we’ve spread fliers around town, connected with local organizations to promote the ride, and relied on good old “word of mouth” to let more community members know about our monthly bike outings. And it’s been wonderful to see it catch on and to have so many more families and kids join our ride. I love meeting new people at each ride and seeing the event catch on as a community staple. I hope it continues to grow and to inspire families to bike together, whether with us as part of the monthly ride or simply on their own when it fits their schedules.

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

For June’s ride, I also put together a little pictorial scavenger hunt that I handed out to the older kids. They were asked to find at least ten of the thirty images depicted on the sheet (things like a bench, a lady bug, a pair of eye glasses, the letter “A,” etc). The kids seemed to really like the challenge and even the littler ones who couldn’t quite participate enjoyed looking at the pictures. As a prize for playing, they all got little bike stickers that I found on Etsy.

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

Once we arrived at our destination, everyone parted ways and explored the farmer’s market on their own. We ran into more friends and picked up a few fresh veggies and then also headed home. For July’s ride we have something really awesome planned that has to do with the Little Free Libraries recently added to our community and my love for both bikes and books :) I’ve paired up with my friend S., who runs our monthly toddler book club (which I’ve written more about here and here), and we’re planning a special “Bikes and Books” ride! I am really excited about this and can’t wait to share more of it with you as it comes together.

Happy cycling!

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

June Kidical Mass Ride

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4 Responses to june’s kidical mass ride + farmers market

  1. Mama Bicycle says:

    Your younger baby is growing inside you! Take care~. I think it would be wonderful you would get an Anjelino bike for the time when you seat two your babies on front and back. I would like to help it with my no arrangement fee. :)

  2. hannie says:

    Nice pictures.Looks like a fun activity. I am really looking forward to the Little Free Libraries kidical mass post. I like the idea of the Free Libraries. It’s a pity that this idea probably won’t work in our area. To many adolescents hang around and destroy thing.

    Everything has to be delinquent proof. I am looking forward to your biking with two kids posts and I guess little C. will start riding a tricycle soon. We have just started our oldest (4) on a small bike without training wheels and for the longer distances I have two child seats on my bike (front and back mounted). It feels so special to ride my mamabike with my two boys.

  3. Connie says:

    looks like a lot of fun! I love seeing all the different kid + bike configurations

  4. Pingback: july’s “books and bikes” ride combines reading with fitness » Simply Bike

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