Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Kidical Mass

Annual Food Bank Ride is on Sat Nov 23

Want to Give Back this Season from the Seat of your Bike?
  • Join our food donation ride: it's for the young, old & in-between!
  • Help collect bins of food and cold-weather items for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services!
  • Enjoy treats and coffee to fuel you up!
  • Check out & demo a wide array of cargo and family bikes!
  • Make some new friends while supporting a good cause!

This month, we're riding to collect donations for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. We will be gathering at Practical Cycle in Old Sacramento around 10am where we'll have cargo bike demos and treats to start the ride. Around 11am, we'll set off towards Edible Pedal, picking up donation bins along the way. Total ride distance will be approximately 3 miles. 

Please bring a donation of food or warm clothing for the food bank. 
**All children under 18 need to wear a helmet and adults are greatly encouraged to wear one as well. We will be following the rules of the road as we ride.**
Visit the Sacramento Kidical Mass Facebook Group to get more info and join the conversation!
Click on our November Food Bank Ride flier to download and distribute this month's flier to help spread the word!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October's spooky Kidical Mass ride!

Come join us again this Saturday, October 26th at 4:30pm for a fun-filled family biking afternoon. We’ll be starting at the playground at Sierra II Center (2791 24th St. but possibly around the corner from this address). As we gather around 4:30pm, we’ll have some bike decorating time, costume fun, and goodies to hand out. Around sunset, we’ll be heading off for a 3-ish mile ride around the quiet Curtis Park neighborhood and ending at a Halloween-y house. Please spread the word and bring your friends! 
**Make sure to bring night-riding gear. Dress up yourselves and your bikes!**

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Kidical Mass reminder

Don't forget that this month's Kidical Mass ride is next Saturday, the 28th. We'll be gathering at Grant Park in Sacramento on 22nd and C st around 9am to ride to Doughbot for some doughnut goodies! Next, we'll head over to Southside Park to either meet up with the Tweed Ride if you feel like continuing your ride or play at the great Southside Park playground to run off your doughnut sugar.

Also, tomorrow, September 23rd, we'll be holding our first Kidical Mass planning meeting at 8pm at Old Soul Forty Acres on Broadway. Please join us to help figure out ways to spread the word about our rides, plan routes, and sort out other ride logistics. Most importantly, come meet other awesome bikey folks who want to help encourage family biking in Sacramento! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Join the team!

Sac Kidical Mass needs help! We're looking for 3-5 dedicated bikey parents to help organize and lead rides. Ideally, we would all meet once/month a few weeks before each ride to delegate tasks and plan for future rides. You wouldn't be required to come to EVERY ride/meeting but it would be great if you could commit to helping with 2-3 rides per year. Please email me with any questions: tinyhelmets (at) gmail . com

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August Kidical Mass

Our last ride for August was a blast! As part of the Safe Routes To School Conference, we attracted more adults than Kidicals this time, however, it was great to see some little locals (and their bigguns) joining the conference participants. We were also lucky enough to have Shane MacRhodes, the original co-founder of Kidical Mass and a Eugene Safe Routes To School coordinator. He had some great suggestions and ideas for fun rides. We ended the ride with a visit from POPcycle for yummy treats after a warm ride.

One big change that we're pleased to announce: Sacramento Kidical Mass is now going to be each fourth Saturday of the month! This gives everyone a regular schedule to put on their calendars. Come as often as you can! Our goal is to get as many families out riding safely and legally while having a ton of fun!

If you have any ideas or routes that you'd like to see happen, please let us know: tinyhelmets@gmail.com

Make sure save the date for these upcoming Kidical Mass rides! More details will be divulged as the ride date approaches. (There is always the possibility that rides/times may change due to weather or scheduling conflicts)

September 28th: Doughbot Ride! Meet at Grant Park (22nd and C st). at 9am to grab some tasty Doughbot doughnuts then head over to Southside Park to run off the sugar.

October 26th: Halloween Ride! Dress up your bike and yourselves for some spooky and silly fun! Prizes will be awarded for unique costumes.

November 23rd: Fairytale Town Ride! Meet at Southside Park for a ride to Fairytale Town for a picnic lunch. Tickets are approx. $5/person (discounts available if we get a group of 25+)

December 28th: Hot Cocoa Ride! It's hard to imagine that the weather will ever get cool again but let's plan for a warm treat after this chilly ride.

Special January 1st: Ride to Sutter's Landing to welcome the New Year at the American River.

Happy riding!