Family Biking

Below are stories about biking with your family. Click on a headline to read the full article.

Kidical Mass set for February; but don’t expect to see Rep. Greenlick

Posted on January 27th, 2011 at 12:59 pm.

Kidical Mass will end at a puppet show next month.(Photo © J. Maus) After news spread earlier this month about Oregon House Representative Mitch Greenlick’s law proposal that would ban kids six years and under from riding on (or being pulled behind) bikes with their parents, Kidical Mass organizers felt their ride would be a Read More »

Rep. Jules Bailey to attend Kidical Mass ride this Saturday

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 1:16 pm.

Kidical Mass rallies the family biking troops.(Photo © J. Maus) Moms, dads, and kid-lovers throughout the state have gotten fired up over the family biking legislation that’s made headlines this week. Many of them plan to join the monthly Kidical Mass ride which will be held this Saturday in Sellwood. Joining them will be Oregon Read More »

Kidical Mass goes caroling this weekend

Posted on December 16th, 2010 at 8:41 am.

This month’s Kidical Mass group family ride will take on some holiday spirit. Here’s the ride description from KidicalMassPDX.org. Baby, it’s cold outside… and wet, and dark so very early. Brighten up your holiday mood by joining Kidical Mass for a ride (whatever the weather) in NoPo this month! We’ll sing carols (Christmas, bikey, and Read More »

Kidical Mass returns! Thriller! Zombies! Slideshow!

Posted on October 24th, 2010 at 12:05 am.

The ride heads down Alder, en route to a zombie-infested Pioneer Square.(Photos © J. Maus) Kidical Mass made its return to Portland in fine style on Saturday. The turnout was small (just a handful of families), but the group was fun and friendly. We met up under the colorful fall leaves of the South Park Read More »

Kidical Mass rises from grave with ‘ThrilleRide’

Posted on October 15th, 2010 at 10:55 am.

Kidical Mass in downtown Portland in June 2008.(Photos © J. Maus) 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 popular event (with the catchy name) that started in Eugene and came to Portland via the Read More »

Catching the Beach Elementary School ‘bike train’

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 10:17 am.

A good sign. (Photos © J. Maus) This morning on my way to the office, a sign at the corner of North Michigan and Alberta caught my eye; it read “Beach Bike Train meet up spot – 8:30 – Join Us.” It was about 8:25, so I decided to wait around and see if anyone Read More »

Editorial: When it comes to family biking, size matters

Posted on March 4th, 2010 at 2:16 pm.

An impromptu group family ride led to realizations about the size and quality of our bikeways.(Photos © J. Maus) A few weekends ago my girls and I, and several other families, planned to attend a local event. Since it was a sunny day, the location of the event was fairly close, and we all tend Read More »

A new bike in the family

Posted on February 18th, 2010 at 11:06 am.

Eleni’s new Batavus.(Photos © J. Maus) My seven-year old daughter Eleni is the proud owner of her first city bike; meaning it came with fenders, a rack, integrated light, and more. It wasn’t easy to find a well built kids city bike in local bike shops. Most kids bikes are just mini versions of adult Read More »

Juggling work, life, and three kids — by bike

Posted on December 14th, 2009 at 1:02 pm.

Joe Hagedorn, with sons Cole and Carter.(Photos © J. Maus) [Publisher’s note: This family biking profile comes to you from our newest writer, Alaya Wyndham-Price. Stay tuned for a bike-friendly business profile and other stories from Ms. Wyndham-Price.] “We bike whenever we can,” Hau Hagedorn said. I sat with her and her husband Joe discussing Read More »

The best kid’s bike might be one you build yourself

Posted on December 8th, 2009 at 1:50 pm.

Our family biking contributor Marion Rice did a story this morning on the Front Page about finding the right bike for your kid. It made me think of an old email in my inbox from a friend of mine who made an excellent transportation bike for his son out of an old bike he found Read More »