Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Kidical Mass Tour of Playgrounds

Kidical Mass Tour of Playgrounds

with Kidical Mass Tacoma and 2nd Cycle

Saturday May 28, 2022 | 10:30am - 12pm

Starts/Ends at Stewart Heights Park

402 E 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404


After a long break, Kidical Mass is back in Tacoma! Kidical Mass rides encourage families to ride bikes safely in the street by following the Rules of the Road. We ride at a kid's pace and stay together in a group. This free event is open to riders of all ages.


For May we are partnering with Second Cycle Community Bicycle Shop to celebrate Bike Month with a Tour of Playgrounds in the South End.

We'll roll-out from Stewart Heights playground at 10:30am and pedal together on neighborhood streets to Ryan's Park. We'll play for a bit, then head over to Charlotte's Blueberry Park playground before returning to Stewart Heights. The neighborhood is relatively flat and the route is about 4.1 miles roundtrip. Expect the ride to last about 1-1.5 hours.

Please note:

-Helmets are required for all riders

-Masks are not required for this outdoor event, but we respect your choice to wear a mask

-All children must be accompanied by an adult.

-No training wheels or balance bikes on this route

-Dress for the weather and bring water if you need it

-Public restrooms are available at Stewart Heights Park

-Snacks provided

Contact Matt (ride leader) with questions: kidicalmasstacoma@gmail.com

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/N8WcvGT5Su4bHB2C9

The blue lines show the approximate route overlaying an ariel view of Tacoma.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Flume Line Trail Ride for Pierce County Trails Day 2021

 


After a long pandemic break, we're back with bikes for Pierce County Trails Day!

Co-hosts Kidical Mass Tacoma and Asia Pacific Cultural Center team up to offer a safe bike ride for kids and families on the Flume Line Trail in South Tacoma. Participants will also practice riding in the street and following the Rules of the Road. 

There are multiple playground stops (including a spray park) and refreshments at the end courtesy of the generous Asia Pacific Cultural Center, located just north of the start location on the trail.

Thanks to ForeverGreen Trails for helping us coordinate this event.

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021 AT 10:30 AM PDT – 12 PM PDT

Start Location: South Park, S 50th and Puget Sound Ave, Tacoma 98409

Map pin for start point: https://goo.gl/maps/2JSXDx79eCdKvCY7A

Length: 4-5 miles

Rating: We ride at a kid's pace in a group. Bikes with training wheels are discouraged due to terrain and distance.

RSVP on Facebook (not required but helpful)

More info about Kidical Mass Tacoma

More info about Asia Pacific Cultural Center

List of ALL Pierce County Trails Day events:

We shared the trail with this duck family a few weeks ago


Monday, November 18, 2019

Tacoma Cranksgiving 2019 - Ride Recap



Cheers to the friends and families who pedaled and shopped on our 5th Annual Cranksgiving Ride on Saturday. And many thanks to Kevin and Felix and the crew at St. Leo Food Connection for doing good work day-in and day-out at the food pantry.

If you missed the ride, you can donate directly to Food Connection online here, or purchase a $10 food bag at the Hilltop Safeway on S. M Street (those goods go directly to Food Connection.)


We would like to grow this event next year as the needs of our community increase. If you'd like to help out, leave a comment or contact us at kidicalmasstacoma<at gmail dot com>.



Visit Cranksgiving.org to find more food-drive bike-rides across the country or to register an event in your area. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Cranksgiving Food-Drive Bike-Ride 2019

5th Annual CRANKSGIVING Food-drive Bike-ride
Pedal to store -> Shop for others -> Haul it back
Saturday November 16, 2019
1PM - 3PM / Family-friendly 

Benefits St. Leo Food Connection of Tacoma
Ride and Shop 1PM-2PM / Afterparty hang-out at Alma Mater Cafe or other nearby spot 2PM-3PM
Bring a bike lock!


Join Kidical Mass Tacoma for our 5th Annual Cranksgiving family bike ride benefiting the St. Leo Food Connection food bank!

Meet-up at the bike corral in front of Alma Mater around 12:45 pm. We'll roll-out at 1 pm, pedaling a 2.3 mile route to the Hilltop Safeway for a chance to try our hand at family shopping by bicycle. Riders will be asked to purchase a few items that will be donated to St. Leo Food Connection. Be sure to bring along some way to haul your food items on your bike - backpack, basket, trailer, etc.


After we shop, we'll pedal directly to the Food Connection to donate our items. Cash donations will also be collected at this time and are used to purchase fresh produce for the food bank. We'll finish around the corner at Alma Mater to celebrate our biking and shopping skills.

FAQ: Do I have to shop at Hilltop Safeway? Nope. You are welcome to shop before the ride and bring items along if that's a better way to stretch your dollars (Costco and Cash'n'Carry have some good deals if you want to buy in bulk.)

**Special Note: This route is not very long, but it is uphill getting to the store and downhill getting back to Alma Mater. We've picked a more gradual route up and down the hill, but no push bikes or training wheels please.

Optional: RSVP on Facebook so we know you're planning to attend. Cheers!



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Kidical Mass is a monthly family bike ride series. We ride in the street and follow the Rules of the Road. We ride together, stopping to regroup when needed. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all riders should wear a helmet.

Monday, August 19, 2019

September 2019: Hilltopia Community Cruise

Kidical Mass Tacoma - Family Bike Ride
Hilltopia Community Cruise
Saturday Sept 14, 2019 
10:30am - 12pm
Starts/Ends at the People's Center


Every September, Kidical Mass groups around the globe share the road together on the same day for a Kidical MASSIVE ride. This year we will be exploring the theme of community building as we cruise around Hilltop from People's Center to the All Live Are Precious monument. We'll make a few other stops along this 2-3 mile route. The neighborhood is relatively flat and this free event is open to riders of all ages and abilities.

Here's a rough map of our route. We'll pass the Hello, How Are You? installation, stop at the All Lives Are Precious monument and green space, then finish up with some playground time at McCarver Park. Expect ice cream near the end of the ride. What other stops should we include on this route?


Kidical Mass rides encourage families to ride bikes safely in the street by following the Rules of the Road. We ride at a kid's pace and stay together in a group. Helmets are required for all riders. Snacks are provided. Contact Matt with questions about the event at kidicalmasstacoma@gmail.com.


You can optionally RSVP for the event on Facebook.

This event is sponsored by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation Community of Interest.





Saturday, June 1, 2019

July 2019: Pierce County Trails Day Ride in South Tacoma


Join Kidical Mass Tacoma and ForeverGreen Trails in a celebration of Pierce County Trails Day!


We'll start at 10am at South Park (meet at the big toy) and use the Flume Line Trail to ride about 1.7 miles to Oak Tree Park.  We'll stop in the big grassy area for a quick (~15min) break, before riding back to South Park where we'll have snacks.  We'll ride at kid pace and anticipate finishing about 11am.  This should keep us out of the high heat of the day, but the South Park play area also has a spray ground where riders can cool off.

Here's a map of the route:



Kidical Mass encourages families to ride bikes safely in the street by following the Rules of the Road. We ride at a kid's pace and stay together in a group. This event is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Helmets are required for all riders. Snacks are provided.

This event is sponsored by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation Community of Interest.

You can also RSVP on Facebook. We'll see you there!


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

May 2019: Kidical Mass Tacoma Explores the Pipeline Trail

Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride
Sunday May 19, 2019
10:30am - 12pm
Starts/Ends at the Eastside Community Center


Join us during Bike Month for a 3.6-mile bike ride through the Salishan neighborhood and on the newly paved Pipeline Trail. This route has some rolling hills, but the event is open to riders of all ages and abilities.

The ride will start and end at the bike rack by the front entrance of the Eastside Community Center (blue dot on the map below.) We usually ride in the street quite a bit, but this route is almost entirely paved trail, ultra-wide sidewalk, and bike lanes.


Kidical Mass encourages families to ride bikes safely in the street by following the Rules of the Road. We ride at a kid's pace and stay together in a group. Helmets are required for all riders. Snacks are provided. Contact Matt with questions: kidicalmasstacoma@gmail.com

This event is sponsored by the Puyallup Watershed Initiative's Active Transportation Community of Interest and Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club.

RSVP or follow us on Facebook (optional)