Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FINAL Kidical Mass Ride of 2012: 10/27/2012 to the Zoo!

Can you believe it's October already? Falling leaves! Pumpkins! And, of course, Halloween!

We'll have our final Kidical Mass ride of 2012 this Saturday, October 27. Alex and I will be converting our Big Orange Bike into a pirate ship, complete with Jolly Roger flag, and I encourage you to bring your own fun bike-inspired costumes. We'll have a costume contest with copies of bike journalist Elly Blue's new book about bikes and childhood (and maybe some other goodies) as prizes!

For this month's ride we will bike to the National Zoo. I've biked there a few times, always going the "hard way" up Connecticut Avenue; but thanks to Friends of the Ride Tim, Lori and Reina, we have a new kid-friendly route that ends conveniently close to the Children's Zoo!

This ride will have three meetups:
  • Eckington (Met Branch Trail @ R Street NE): 10:30am
  • Edgewood/Brookland (Met Branch Trail @ Franklin Street NE, near Chocolate City Brewing Company): 10:45am
  • Columbia Heights (Columbia Heights Circle at 14th Street & Park Road NW): 11:15am
  • arrive at Zoo: 11:30am. Costume contest judging.
Route map is here.

Total distance (R Street to Zoo entrance): 4.5 miles

Difficulty: Intermediate. We will ride on the sidewalk for the Michigan Ave/Washington Hospital Center section.

I hope to see you out this Saturday.

Thank you all for joining us for a splendid biking season!