Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Kidical Mass Tacoma is a monthly bike ride for kids and their families. We ride at a comfortable pace for kids and stop to regroup as needed.
In June we'll be riding a 3.8-mile figure-eight route around Salishan and Swan Creek Park. The ride starts in the parking lot behind the Family Investment Center (E 44th and R St). The first half is very flat and passes by the future site of the Eastside Community Center. The second half of the route has a few hills and will showcase some of Swan Creek Park, including the community garden and access to the mountain bike trails. We will be riding in the street and following the Rules of the Road, but much of the ride is on paths separated from car traffic. The entire route is paved.
The ride starts at 11am, but plan to arrive early to pump up your tires, decorate your bike, and meet other family riders.
If you haven't ridden in Salishan or Swan Creek Park before, don't miss this ride! There are tons of pocket parks and playgrounds to explore afterwards. Bring a picnic lunch and we'll provide ice cream treats.
Helmets and adult supervision are required. Many thanks to the Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club for sponsoring these events!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Kidical Mass Tacoma is a monthly bike ride for kids and their families. We ride in the street, following the Rules of the Road, and stop to regroup so we all ride together. It's a fun way motivate kids to use active transportation and to meet other Pedal Parents.
Join us during Bike Month on Sunday May 15 as we cross I-5 for the first time on a ride from Lincoln Park to Lincoln Heights Park.
The ride will roll-out at 11am from the Lincoln Park Playground, but please come a few minutes early to sign-in, pump your tires and say hi to everyone.
We will ride along South 37th Street to the Bike/Pedestrian Bridge and continue over I-5 to Lincoln Heights Park (behind Costco, near the Pierce County Annex.) We'll have a snack, play for a bit, then ride back to Lincoln Park.
These two neighborhoods were once better connected. The Lincoln Heights neighborhood was built as war housing during the 1940s. Click here for an aerial view looking south in 1958 showing the winding neighborhood streets before I-5 or the Tacoma Mall were built.
Helmets are required for all riders and kids should be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact Matt (two five three, two oh nine, four oh three two). Thanks to the Tacoma Wheelmens Bicycle Club for sponsoring our rides!
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