Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The first ride was held in April 2008 in Eugene, Oregon and has now spread to over a dozen communities throughout North America and beyond. The rides are meant to be family friendly bike rides through a community. They generally meet at a park and end not too far away at another fun spot (park, ice cream shop, pool, or special event). Each community figures out the type of ride, routes, locations, and events that work best for their area families.
All types of bikes, trailers, trail-a-bikes, Xtracycles, longtails, bakfiets, Long Johns, tandems, folders, trikes, and whatever rolls are welcome! We celebrate the fact that Kids are Traffic Too and aim for family fun on vehicles that don’t hurt the future! It’s just another excuse to pedal around town with your family.
Want to find out about rides in your area? Check out the “Locations” link. Maybe you’re thinking of starting your own? If so check out our “About” section where we’ll be posting some tips, photos, and more.
Join the Kidical Mass Organizers Group on Facebook for some great help and inspiration!
Join the Kidical Mass Google Group (sidebar) and tell us how your rides are going, ideas you have, questions, or just to share the KM goodness.
Have some good photos from your ride? Post them onto the Flickr Group or send some along to us and we’ll put them up here!
Here in Eugene we do the rides on the third Saturday of the month. The rides meander through neighborhood streets and ‘bike boulevards‘ to an ice cream shop, hot chocolate bar, or other fun spot to be determined….
BRING: A smile, a friend, your bike and another family*.
*Helmets are heavily encouraged (and legally required for the kids in Oregon and many other states).
On September 17th (2017) communities around the world will participate in the third annual Kidical Massive event. In 2016 we had the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for a bigger and better event in 2017! Join us as thousands of families around the world go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that Kids are Traffic Too and that cities that plan for family biking are more livable, sustainable, profitable, and FUN! Make a ride in your community happen; register your community and start planning your event now.
Communities Registered in 2015:
Baton Rouge, LA
Chapel Hill, NC
College Park, MD
Concord, CA (with Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and Oakland!)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New Braunfels, TX
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
San Antonio, TX
San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Monica, CA
South Bend, IN
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Walla Walla, WA