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 House Representative Jules Bailey.
Kidical Mass organizer Katie Proctor personally invited Bailey, along with his fellow Representative — and the man who introduced HB 2228 — Mitch Greenlick. Katie reports that Greenlick has a prior obligation and is unable to make it; but that he’ll consider attending next month.
Bailey, who represents Southeast Portland, is well-known for his support of bicycling. He was in opposition to HB 2228 and has been working with Greenlick to broker an amendment that would remove the law provision from the bill and instead call for a study of bike safety (if/when it even comes up for debate in committee).
If you’ve yet to join one of the Kidical Mass rides, consider rolling over to Sellwood this weekend to show your support of family biking, to meet other folks who bike with kids, or just to enjoy a friendly group ride.
The ride leaves from Oaks Pioneer Church (455 SE Spokane) at 1:45 pm. The route will take the Spokane neighborhood greenway, head over to Blue Kangaroo for coffee and hot chocolate, make a stop at Eastmoreland Park and then roll back via Sellwood Blvd with views of downtown and the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. The ride will end at Sellwood Park.
Learn more at KidicalMassPDX.org.