Kidical Mass: Thanksgiving Potluck! with FamilyBike Seattle

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Bring your left overs for a fun pot luck on buy nothing day! Celebrate community with families from across Seattle with a bike ride around Lake Union, followed by a pot luck picnic at Gas Works Park!

We will ride PROMPTLY at 10:15! Meet at the playground. Catch up to us if you’re running late!

Facebook Event here:

We will be riding CLOCKWISE around the lake. The route is low traffic roads/protected lanes/trail – but there are two steep uphill/downhill sections that are close together and can be challenging. We will regroup and wait for anyone who chooses to walk these hills.

Please bring some leftovers to share and some durable goods to eat off of. I will bring stuff to make coffee, but please bring your own mug.

The new playground is open. It’s awesome for bigger kids, but toddlers will probably have to stick to splashing in puddles. Bathrooms should be open. The potluck will be near the playground.

Ride leader: Lindsey Bartley

From Totcycle:

Kidical Mass is a fun, safe, easy-going, and law-abiding family bike ride for kids of all ages. It started circa 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, and has since spread to other bikey burgs, like Seattle!

Our monthly group rides include a nice mix of experienced cyclists, and folks just getting started. We hope to educate bike-curious parents about ways to bicycle with children, help kids learn to ride safely in the city, and increase the visibility of family biking on Seattle streets. Kids are traffic too! All manner of bikes and high-occupancy velos are welcome.

Kidical Mass rides usually involve some mix of calm streets and bike trails, and ideally culminate in treats and park adventures. We do aim for some non-confrontational public visibility, since we feel that the more people see happy families out there biking, the more will join in on the general family cycling fun, and the safer we’ll all be.

We have informal ride leaders and “sweepers”, travel slowly making sure no one is left behind, and obey traffic signs and laws. We don’t cork intersections, and are courteous to other traffic.

But most of all, we have fun! And ding our bells a lot. And generally whoop it up. See our Kidical Mass FAQ for more information.

If you’d like to use our signup form, we’ll send you ride announcements, and promise not to abuse your email address. Or you can follow us on Twitter for updates.

A brief disclaimer: These rides will be informal gatherings of family cyclists. We won’t be testing anyone’s proficiency, and only some of our leaders bother with waivers. While the spirit of our rides is to be looking out for one another, you are ultimately responsible for deciding what’s safe and appropriate for you and your family.

Big thanks to Shane Rhodes in Eugene, who manages the Safe Routes to School program there, and who started Kidical Mass in April 2008. He’s been very helpful and supportive in getting things started up here.

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