kidical mass

Tagging along with the Kidical Mass Easter Ride

by on March 28th, 2016 at 12:52 pm

I tagged along with the Kidical Mass crowd on Sunday. There was a hailstorm and a rainstorm in the 30 minutes before the ride started, but the crowd massed at Overlook Park. We then rode as a group to Arbor Lodge Park. That’s a few miles, which is a lot for small tots who are happily pedaling along.

Being my first Kidical Mass, I got to see neighborhood parkways from a new point of view. Not only did I notice impatient car drivers more than otherwise, but a few of the road crossings (like crossing Greeley at Williams) seemed insurmountable.

Anyhow, it was a fun event, I’m especially proud of the above shot- capturing the uninhibited glee of the kids.

Kidical Mass PDX invites biking parents to join family ride planning for 2015

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 2nd, 2015 at 10:53 am

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From Portland’s first Kidical Mass in 2008.
(Photos: J.Maus/BikePortland)

Kidical Mass PDX, the tradition of family bike rides each month exploring neighborhoods around Portland, will hold its annual planning meeting one week from Saturday and is inviting anyone who might have ideas to join in.

“We’ve had a pretty stable leadership the last few years, and that’s been great,” said Katie Proctor, who took the handlebars of Kidical Mass in 2010. “But we also are feeling a little set in our ways, so we’re looking for new blood to come in and shake things up.”

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Mayor Adams invited to Kidical Mass ride this month

by on February 1st, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Mayor Sam Adams, shown here at a Safe Routes to School event in June 2010, is scheduled to attend February’s KidicalMass ride.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

[*Please note: This article originally said Adams would attend the ride. Unfortunately there was a mix-up with organizers and his staff and we have now learned he is not 100% confirmed. He has been invited, he’s “interested in attending,” but he has not yet committed to it. — JM]

Portland’s beloved Kidical Mass is back for 2012 and, along with already having events scheduled through the end of the year, they’re expecting the Mayor to join in on the fun this month.
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Kidical Mass set for February; but don’t expect to see Rep. Greenlick

by on January 27th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Puppet parade bike move

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 fitting way to demonstrate their opposition to the bill.

On January 15th, despite rain-soaked skies, about 50 people showed up to ride through the streets of Sellwood. Ride organizer Katie Proctor invited Rep. Greenlick to join them but he had a prior commitment (House Rep. Jules Bailey did attend). This month, Proctor once again invited Greenlick, but he has declined the invitation.
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Kidical Mass recap: Politics, hot cocoa and kids on bikes

by on January 16th, 2011 at 8:26 am

Kidical Massers in Sellwood.
(Photos: Paul Manson/Flickr)

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Rep. Jules Bailey to attend Kidical Mass ride this Saturday

by on January 14th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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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 House Representative Jules Bailey.[Read more…]

Kidical Mass November will be the “Tour de Pie”

by on November 10th, 2010 at 8:43 am

This just in from Kidical Mass Headquarters…. Full details on this month’s ride (which happens on Sat, 11/20):

Family Fun Bike Ride Plans Tour de Pie

Portland, OR — November 9, 2010 — The Thanksgiving holiday is all about gathering with friends and family, giving thanks for our blessings, and eating pie. Lots of pie. Portland’s monthly family fun bike ride will celebrate these traditions with a “Tour de Pie” in close-in SE.

The Kidical Mass Tour de Pie will be a rolling exploration of southeast Portland’s pie establishments. Stops are not yet finalized, but will likely include pizza pie, fried pie, and of course the traditional baked-in-a-flaky-crust pumpkin pie.[Read more…]

Kidical Mass returns! Thriller! Zombies! Slideshow!

by on October 24th, 2010 at 12:05 am

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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 Blocks and mingled a bit before being corralled by ride organizer Katie Proctor.[Read more…]