Saturday, October 9, 2010

Our Flickr Home

Alrighty folks, I've set up a Flickr group for our ongoing shindig at

Please upload any and all photos you happen to have of the marvelous outing we all shared.


The first Sacramento Kidical Mass was a hit! Thank you to everyone that came and everyone that helped make it such a success.

Over 100 people enjoyed the perfect Autumn weather to celebrate the fun of family bicycling. A Flickr group will be built by the end of the day for you to upload photos.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Counting down the days

Four days until the big event! Big thanks to Alan at EcoVelo, Chris at Bicycle Chef, and Rick & Erin at Sacramento Tweed and, respectively, for helping to spread the word. We’re also an editor’s pick for October in Sacramento Parent Magazine!

Just to review…The inaugural Sac Kidical Mass extravaganza will be this Saturday (Oct. 9th) at East Portal Park in Sacramento. We’ll be setting up near the play area where L Street meets Rodeo, starting bright and early at 9:00am with some bike decorating. artBEAST will be on hand to help make everyone’s bike unique, but please feel free to bring your own ideas and materials as well.

After a quick hello and helmet check, we’ll shove off at 10:00am for a leisurely group ride down M Street, turning around at Santa Ynez & N Street and returning to East Portal Park. We'll end the celebration by raffling off a few gifts from our sponsors. (Remember that all participants are entered in the raffle for free. You might walk away with something more than smiles!) We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some playtime at the park.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this event possible. We hope to see you all Saturday morning!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why Kidical Mass?

Riding a bike is fun. It gets the blood flowing. It’s the antidote for cabin fever. It lets us feel the wind in our face. It feels like flying.

Yet a bicycle as transportation is more than just fun; it’s smart. It’s cheaper than driving. It’s better for your health, the health of those around you, and the health of the planet. Riding a bike to actually get somewhere also reminds our children (and us) that transportation requires effort. It feels good to realize that you got from A to B using only your breakfast as fuel, whether you’re eight or seventy-eight years old.

Unlike driving a car, riding down the street encourages interaction with passers-by. It makes others smile. It makes you smile. It makes the Earth smile.

How can we feel more connected with our community, live a more healthy lifestyle, spend more quality time with our children but less money, and save the planet at the same time? Bike as a family, whether it’s to the local grocery store or just a way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Works well with others...

We've been hitting the pavement sharing the word about the upcoming big event. Hopefully you'll see a flyer somewhere while you're out and about.
artBEAST, a fabulous place to take any kid you happen to have, is partnering with us to do something on ride day. It's still in the planning stages, but expect something artsy neither you nor you kiddo have ever done before.

Also, Koukla Kids Children's Boutique on J st. has donated a couple gift certificates for our (free for all particpants) after-event raffle. They carry unique kid's clothes & toys. Check 'em out:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kidical Mass Flyer

Without further ado, here is the link to the brand new flyer to promote the big event on October 9th. Feel free to download, print, photocopy, and share with 200 of your closest friends. Especially if they're younger than 10 years old.

Sacramento Kidical Mass Flyer -

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family Bike ride set for Saturday October 9th

The inaugural Kidical Mass Sacramento bike ride will be a leisurely loop taking advantage of bike-friendly M Street both starting and ending at East Portal Park in East Sacramento. Decorating bicycles and other activities will begin at 9:15am, and the ride will commence at 10:00 with a raffle afterwards. Everything is free. We will be riding slowly enough that all aged riders should be able to keep up. You should bring bikes, helmets, and a sense of adventure to the ride.

More information to come...