FamilyRide: Are you a fair-weather biker? Three fun rides to get back on the saddle

Spokespeople at Little Free LibrariesFair-weather riders, take note: the seasons are changing! Three wonderful, easy-paced rides are coming up next month so dust off your bike, find your helmet, and get ready to roll. (Hard-core, year-round cyclists are welcome, too, of course.) We’ve got got an everyone-friendly, a women-friendly, and a kid-friendly ride.

For everyone:
SPOKESPEOPLE rides! Bike Shops of Fremont
March 2, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. – South end of Wallingford Playfield

Now is the ideal time to develop your relationship with a favorite bike shop for routine maintenance–and to learn just what routine bike maintenance really means!

Get ready for a Bike to Work Month in May with a visit to three family-friendly bike shops in Fremont.


For the ladies:
Critical Lass goes to Bike Expo Fashion Show!
March 9, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – Hub and Bespoke

Check out the moves of Family Ride’s Madi Carlson and Madison Greenways’ Bob Edmiston as they strut down the runway modeling the practical yet alluring commuter cycling clothing at the Hub and Bespoke fashion show at Cascade’s Bike Expo!


For the children:
Kidical Mass SPOKESPEOPLE Ride: Sundays are Special at the Library
March 24, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. – Wallingford Center

We’ll start in the front of Wallingford Center, make stops at Little Free Libraries in Wallingford where you can bring a book or take a book, and end at the Wallingford Library for a kid-friendly “Sundays are Special at the Library” celebration.

This is a perfect ride for children! Just three miles with minimal hills on Greenways and other slow family-friendly streets.


Find other easy rides

I’m all for riding fast on occasion, but easy group rides are great fun.

Do you know of other easy rides not covered by these calendars?

Madi is Seattle Bike Blog’s Staff Family Cycling Expert. She lives in Wallingford and bikes all over town with her two kids’ in tow. You can read more of her adventures and thoughts on family life on two wheels at FamilyRide.us.

About Madi Carlson

Madi is Seattle Bike Blog’s Family Cycling Expert. She is the author of Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money, and Use Your Bike for City Living. She lives in Wallingford and bikes all over town with her two kids in tow. You can read more of her adventures and thoughts on family life on two wheels at FamilyRide.us.
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