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Kidical Mass

Fun, free, group bike rides for kids of all ages!

This group is for planning and discussing Chicago Kidical Mass rides

Location: Chicago
Members: 100
Latest Activity: Sep 22


Ride Guidelines
Please wear helmets and ride safely.
Rides are typically 4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace on quiet residential streets, roughly 1 hour with stops.
Rides are suitable for children who can ride their own bike for at least three miles
Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats of their parent's bike.
Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian.

For ride locations and additional info please see

Chicago Kidical Mass website

Chicago Kidical Mass Facebook

Exiting Humboldt park

Discussion Forum

South Loop Kidical Mass? 8 Replies

Hi All!I'm really interested in organizing a ride in our neighborhood, and would really appreciate your input!  I've reached out to my meetup group of moms here, but am a little unsure about which…Continue

Started by KayCee. Last reply by KayCee Sep 9, 2013.

Can I test ride your bike? 5 Replies

My bike was stolen, so now my toddler and I need to find something new to ride.  After a year on the Pilen, and figuring out how/where we ride, I'm not committed to just buying another one and…Continue

Started by Katy Kelsey Morgan. Last reply by Elizabeth May 19, 2013.

Can I test ride your bike?

My bike was stolen, so now my toddler and I need to find something new to ride.  After a year on the Pilen, and figuring out how/where we ride, I'm not committed to just buying another one and…Continue

Started by Katy Kelsey Morgan May 10, 2013.

April Kidical Mass - 4/20/13 1 Reply

As some of you may know, Turin Bicycle has re-opened its doors at a new location in Ravenswood at 4710 N. Damen. As a way of getting to know the neighborhood and sharing some of our love for bikes,…Continue

Started by ChrisO!. Last reply by ChrisO! Apr 18, 2013.

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Comment by Jason Greenberg on March 20, 2011 at 8:15pm

sorry, the map link got messed up, lets try it a different way (and see if that works better):

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Comment by Jason Greenberg on March 20, 2011 at 8:13pm

Dear KM Folks-

An invitation below to host a table at Cyclelogical or you could do a kids bike safety/bike riding demo at this City Dept of Environment supported bike focused event. Great way to reach out to families and promote KM rides. Anyone interested in attending (free bakery eats, connect with other bike organizer enthusiasts, and families to promote KM!)  Starts at 11:00 and ends with a short bike ride at 1:30pm. If I can get a KM buddy, I'm considering doing it.  Location is near Montrose and (inner) Lake Shore Drive in a Park District Field House  (see <a href= "http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=(4501+N+Clarendon+chicago+IL&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=61.323728,107.402344&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=4501+N+Clarendon+Ave,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60640&ll=41.963591,-87.648379&spn=0.007156,0.013111&z=17">google map</a>)

Let me know if yer interested...

 

-Jay

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Hello, Jason!

On April 2nd, from 10:30am-1:00pm, there will be a VERY COOL volunteer-run community bike awareness event at Clarendon Park Community Center (4501 N Clarendon), and I would like to invite you to participate.

This event, Cyclelogical, is designed to help people learn more about bike commuting, cool bike groups, and safety in the hopes that they will become more comfortable with this mode of transit.

We would love to host Kidical Mass as a part of this fair - I'm sure there will be families in attendance who would love to learn more about this great opportunity!

If you or any other members of the group are interested in joining us, please contact me at cyclelogicalchicago@gmail.com or 708-261-4025 by Thursday, March 24th.

Best,

Kristen (from C3!)

P.S.  If I can appeal to you through your stomach at all, I’ll also share that there will be AMAZING homemade baked goods at the event.  :) 

P.P.S.  Feel free to spread the word to other folks who might be interested in exhibiting.  I have PLENTY of space!

Comment by Jason Greenberg on March 16, 2011 at 9:27am

Heres another very fun/inventive video worth sharing:

 

http://vimeo.com/21016797

Comment by karen furlong on March 15, 2011 at 8:29am
steve's video is fun.  good editing, man.
Comment by Julie Hochstadter on March 14, 2011 at 10:13pm
Thanks Steve! Great video.
Comment by Liz W. Durham on March 13, 2011 at 10:57am

Jason- you mentioned connecting with the Rogers Park ride again this year. Todd had organized most of it and I had helped some since I was living there. Alas, I no longer live there. More importantly...I no longer have my weekends free. Just took a job at a bike shop and will be working both Saturdays and Sundays. I can help get flyers out but likely cannot attend ride day. Same goes for Albany Park and Lincoln Square area...I can help with getting out word ahead of time but likely not able to attend.

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on March 12, 2011 at 5:44pm
Awesome turnout today. Big thanks to jen james and doug and son for the loanwr bike for mickey
Comment by Gin on March 12, 2011 at 9:51am
Yay (almost) spring! Jason--great to hear from you.  Will we see you at Palmer Square today? I think a KM scheming meeting is called for. When we did the low car/biking with kids workshop at the cycle swap, there was a lot of interest from folks who could not make it. There is a huge demand for this kind of event as well as community building/tip exchanging around biking with kids. I see chances for stickers, flyers and building our web presence.  More later--gotta get ready to mass up!
Comment by Jason Greenberg on March 12, 2011 at 9:41am

I have so enjoyed seeing you all continue the rides (and feel not a little bummed that my kids are at the age where they have busy social lives that have pulled their attentions elsewhere). I am hoping we will get back for some KM rides this season, and want to connect with the Rogers Park KM ride too since most of their school friends hail from that neighborhood.

 

I also vanished last fall because I started a new (time consuming) job working for the Chicago Waldorf School. Good news is that in that role I'm perfectly positioned to support/broker a partnership with KM and our school.

There was a lot of talk last year about a "Bike To School" themed KM ride partnering with schools. (But some worries came up from schools about the open, uninsured structure of KM rides).
I am here to tell you all that I'd love to support, promote, co-partner with KM in planning just such a ride in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Our school would be quite willing to work with the KM rides as currently structured and I could add in a lot of promotional weight via our schools channels. Many of our families participated in Palmer Square rides last year, and I think it would have an even broader appeal to connect with a ride in the Rogers Park neighborhood (where our school is located). I also have contacts with other neighborhood schools (like the Global Citizenship Experience High School) that would likely want to participate.  I  can see the value of planning two rides on same day: one for the 6-12yr olds and maybe a teen-focused ride for the High-Schoolers? Does that older age range still feel KM appropriate?

Anyone interested working with me on planning date/route/logistics for such a ride? We would want to promote it to the whole Rogers Park Neighborhood, so looking for folks with connections in the RP hood...

Let me know and lets see where this goes...Looking forward to a super fun, super kidtastic ride opportunity!

 

Also I can offer up my home (with a big meeting table) in Logan Square if we have the gumption to meet for Todd's suggested brainstorming session for upcoming season...

                       wheelin' Jay

                       aka Professor Greenbike

Comment by Todd Allen on March 12, 2011 at 8:36am

Warm weather will soon be here and the rides will be growing again.  Who would be interested in a brain storming session to hash out plans for the coming season?

 

Any suggestions for a time & place that we can meet?

 

 

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