Thursday, September 19, 2013

Saturday, September 28: Canal & Cupcakes Ride

In partnership with WABA's groundbreaking "Women & Bikes" program, Kidical Mass DC is hosting an easy, co-ed, family-friendly bike ride from Capitol Hill to Georgetown with tasty treats at the end.
At 10:00am on Saturday, September 28, we'll gather at Stanton Park in the heart of Capitol Hill and take an easy, no-drop ride through the Mall to the Lincoln Memorial and then up to the Georgetown Waterfront Park. At the Park, kids can run around and we'll have ample space to park our bikes. Then all you have to do is enjoy the scenery--we'll fetch cupcakes from the famous Sprinkles bakery and bring them to you!

Lunch is up to you--pack a picnic, pick something up in Georgetown, or just make your cupcake your lunch. We won't judge.

Accompanying us on this ride will be Andrea Adleman, a member of WABA's Women & Bikes program whose award-winning article on cupcakes helped document the ongoing popularity of cupcakes in DC. Got cupcake questions? Andrea's your go-to expert.

After lunch, anyone who's interested can take a quick trip to to the canal to see the vestiges of the old lock system that enabled boats to navigate canals over uneven ground--and see where the C&O Canal Towpath Trail begins.

Click here to RSVP and order your cupcakes. Kid-friendly mini-cupcakes are $2 each; regular cupcakes are $3. You must respond by noon on Thursday, September 26 in order to be assured a cupcake! We'll pick up some extras for the last-minute types, but responding by the deadline is the only way to be guaranteed a cupcake in your preferred flavor.

  • When: Saturday, September 28, 10:00am
  • Where: Stanton Park, Southwest side (near 3rd & C Streets NE)
  • Length: 4.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Intermediate for kids; easy for adults
  • Route: Click here for a map of the route (subject to change depending on traffic patterns on the Mall)
Questions? E-mail Megan Odett, Kidical Mass DC's organizer, at Can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Workshop this Saturday at WABA: "MamaBiking 101"

Are you a mom/grandmom/aunt/ etc. and want to bike with kids? Then this WABA Women & Bicycles event is for you!

As part of its new Women & Bicycles program, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is offering a special workshop this Saturday for women who are interested in biking with children.
The workshop will cover:
  • Safety of biking with kids
  • Laws for biking with kids
  • Equipment (including a hands-on demonstration!)
  • Skills
  • Next steps!
Plus snacks, beverages, and childcare provided. This event is for women, trans, and woman-identified. Please pass along the invite to friends and family!
RSVP here: