Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 15th, 2010 at 10:55 am
Kidical Mass rides again! And what better way to make a comeback than a ride to a mass performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller a week before Halloween?!
The ride will take place on Saturday, October 23rd and will coincide with Thrill The World PDX, a mass zombie dance that will happen in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. "Come as a zombie or in your Halloween costume, and come prepared to dance!" says Katie.
Katie, a self-described "Portland mom and bike geek," sees Kidical Mass as much more than just another ride...
"Family biking needs real support in Portland — having supportive shops like Clever Cycles is an important piece of the puzzle, but I think genuinely kid-friendly events that let kids get excited about getting around by bike, and let parents check out each other's family-hauling rigs, chat about barriers to riding more, etc., are needed."
I rode the first Portland Kidical Mass, in downtown, with my girls and then another one in North Portland a few months later. We had a great time and I strongly encourage any and all biking families to give it a try. If any group needs support and advice from the community, it's people who ride with kids.
The ThrilleRide meets at 2:45 on October 23rd at the intersection of SW Park & SW Mill. More details at the KidicalMassPDX website.
— Get lots of tips and learn more by browsing through our Family Biking story archives and see photos from past Kidical Mass rides below..