Tuesday, June 12, 2018

July 2018: Kidical Mass Ride in Salishan for Pierce County Trails Day

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Swan Creek Park Community Garden, 2299 E 42nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404

Kidical Mass Tacoma is a monthly bike ride for kids, families and kids-at-heart. We ride in the street and follow the Rules of the Road, stopping to regroup so no one gets lost or left behind. Helmets and adult supervision are required. Everyone is welcome.

On July 28 we'll be celebrating Pierce County Trails Day by exploring the Salishan neighborhood, Pipeline Trail, and trails of Swan Creek Park. We'll scope out the nearly-completed Eastside Community Center and learn about upcoming development of the Pipeline Trail. The ride will start at the Swan Creek Park Community Garden at E 42nd and Roosevelt in Tacoma.

This is a free event and no preregistration is required. Snacks will be provided (RSVP on FB so we know what to bring!) Expect a slow, 4-mile bike ride on paved streets and trails. There are some optional dirt trails as well. Portapotties and water access are located at the community garden parking lot.

For additional information, contact Matt 253-209-4032 or leave comments below.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Owen Beach Campout 2018

We're loading up our kids and tents to go bike camping at Owen Beach again! Pre-registration is required, so please read on.

WHEN: Meet-up at 2nd Cycle Tacoma's Community Cycle Center on Friday Aug 24, 2018 around 5:30pm. We'll roll-out about 6pm to Point Defiance Park, a 7.5 mile ride. It will take about 1.5 hours.

CAMP GEAR: We'll camp on the grass next to the beach and have to break camp by 9am. Keep it simple! We recommend tent, bedroll, change of clothes, warmer layers for the evening. You can haul your gear by bike (it's bike camping!), or toss heavy/awkward items in the 2nd Cycle van that's meeting us there. Need a tent? Let us know in the comments and we'll try to locate an extra one for you.

FOOD TO BRING: For the ride, bring a water bottle and maybe even a spray bottle to help keep kids cool. Metroparks provides evening snacks and a basic breakfast, but plan to bring a picnic dinner or snacks for after the ride. Don't bonk!

RETURN: On Saturday morning families can make their way back home in small groups or individually. Remember, it's going to be more uphill on the way home, so plan for a longer ride.

PRE-REGISTER: Campers must preregister with The Tacoma Nature Center by calling (253) 404-3930. Cost is $50 for a 4-person site. Tell them you are with Kidical Mass. (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE...Puyallup Watershed Initiative is helping to make this event more accessible, so please contact Matt via email (kidicalmasstacoma <at> gmail <dot> com) if you need financial assistance.) There are a limited number of campsites available for this Metroparks Tacoma event, so please make your plans soon!

This is a bit different than most of our events and rides, but we hope to see you there. Please let us know if you register for your own campsite so we can keep track of who's coming.

RSVP on Facebook (optional)

More details on the Metroparks website: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/campout/

Point Defiance Ranger leads a nature talk

You can bring your dog! Can you spot Spencer?

We Need Ride Leaders!

We need ride leaders!

In an attempt to host more rides in more corners of Tacoma, we are looking for more pedal parents to help plan, promote, and lead family bikes rides. If you are interested, please email Matt (kidicalmasstacoma <at> gmail <dot> com) so we can find a time in June to host a planning session. Thanks!