From Kidical Mass DC:
So… we were going to have a ride in June. And it was going to be awesome!--a new type of ride, geared especially toward older, independently-cycling kids. Unfortunately, one of my children got a Mystery Fever. Then my co-organizer’s child got a Mystery Fever. Then BOTH kids got Mystery Fevers at the same time. Everyone is doing fine now--hooray for antibiotics!--but the upshot is that I got awfully behind on planning and couldn’t make the June ride happen.
But! We’re going to make it up to you in July with two--TWO!--fabulous and fun-filled rides. Plus, with family biking taking off like a rocket in the Greater Washington region, there are lots of other rides and events for you to choose from.
Sunday, July 6: Pool Party
First up, all-around awesome mom Elizabeth has scored us a coveted pool party spot at the PG Pool (just over the line in Prince George’s County) for Sunday, July 6. Though there is normally a fee for non-members to attend parties at PG Pool, thanks to the generosity of BicycleSPACE’s yoga program, we are able to offer this party FREE to all Kidical Mass riders. Space is limited to 35 people so click here to check out the details and register for the ride.
Saturday, July 19: Popsicles & Playgrounds!
Then, in our usual “third Saturday” spot, we’ll cool off with refreshing gourmet popsicles from Pleasant Pops and then head up to the Petworth Playground to enjoy their splash park. This ride will offer a great chance to practice biking on all kinds of different streets and infrastructure--bike lanes, sharrows, and calm neighborhood streets.
We’ll meet early at 10:00am to beat the heat at the Columbia Heights plaza, across from GALA Hispanic Theater. From there, we’ll bike to Pleasant Pops in Adams Morgan, where you can buy a popsicle to cool you off (and a sandwich to eat later, if you’re so inclined) before we leave for the next leg -- a trip up to the Petworth Recreation Center and Splash Park -- a personal favorite of the Odett household! Click here for details and route information.