Thursday, October 17, 2013

Saturday, October 26: Cider and Sliders!

Wrap up the 2013 Kidical Mass DC riding season with a nice easy ride on one of DC's cycling gems: the Metropolitan Branch Trail (our family's favorite place to ride in the whole city).  We'll start at Stanton Park on Capitol Hill (where last month's Cupcake Ride began) and ride through NoMa and Eckington to end at Chocolate City Brewery, where we'll enjoy complimentary apple cider (thanks, WABA!) and the option to eat tiny hamburgers from the DC Sliders Truck.

Moms and Dads who want to partake of more adult beverages can sample beers and purchase growlers from one of DC's best-known craft breweries. Apple cider is free for all riders, compliments of WABA's Women & Bicycles program.
  • When: Saturday, October 26, 2013. 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: Meet at Stanton Park on Capitol Hill, bike to Chocolate City Brewery 
  • Distance: 2.8 miles
  • Difficulty: easy. As in peasy, for adults & kids.
  • Route map
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Questions? E-mail Megan Odett, Kidical Mass DC's organizer, at

Ride Recap: "Kidical Kupcake"

(With gratitude to Randall Myers, who is clearly much better than I am at coming up with clever titles.)

On Saturday, September 28, over 40 kids and adults met in Stanton Park on Capitol Hill to undertake a leisurely ride to Georgetown Waterfront Park and enjoy cupcakes from the world-famous Sprinkles Bakery. The girls led the charge all the way with ladies from ages 6 to 30 honing their traffic riding skills and setting some new personal records for distance. Randall Myers, a member of WABA's Board and the DC Bicycle Advisory Council, accompanied the ride and remarked that it was an eye-opening illustration of the challenges of biking with kids in the city. Afterwards, our riders consumed a heroic number of cupcakes from Kidical Mass DC organizer Megan Odett's kid-hauling cargo bike, temporarily converted to a cupcake delivery vehicle. A fabulous time was had by all.

See more ride pictures here. Photos by Ranpuba, who is the mostest bestest.