Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 19: MASSIVE International Bike Ride

The international family biking movement is uniting on a single day to celebrate the joy of biking with children, and the DC area is leading the pack! 

On Saturday, September 19th, Kidical Mass groups from Hungary to California are hosting rides to demonstrate that biking with kids is easy, safe, healthy and FUN. With seven groups in the area, the Greater Washington region boasts the highest concentration of Kidical Mass groups in the world, and every one of them will be joining Kidical MASSIVE.

Kidical Mass DC will take an easy ride from Stanton Park on Capitol Hill through the National Mall and down to the Washington Monument, where we will meet our sister rides Kidical Mass Arlington, Kidical Mass Alexandria, and Kidical Mass Falls Church for a pizza party!

Details below:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Update from the organizers

Friends, you may have noticed that this website has been dormant for some months now. This past February, the family of organizer Megan Odett was struck by an unexpected crisis when one of the Odett children, known in social media as KidA, was diagnosed with childhood leukemia.

We're happy to report that KidA is responding well to treatment and that the biking community in DC and elsewhere went above and beyond to help the Odetts during the dreadful first weeks after KidA's diagnosis.

For obvious reasons, we were not able to sustain our usual schedule of events this year. We hope that as KidA's ongoing treatment becomes less intensive this winter, we'll be able to resume awesomeness-as-usual next spring with the ABC's of Family Biking and a full calendar of family-friendly bike rides for kids of all ages.

In the meantime, please stay tuned for news about the one ride we will be doing this fall -- the first international Kidical MASSive ride. On September 19th 2015, families around the United States and the United Kingdom will ride together in spirit to demonstrate that kids are traffic too. Many of the Kidical Mass groups in the Greater Washington region will participate in this ride, so check back for more information and to find a ride near you!

If you want to check in with the Odetts personally about KidA's recovery, you can email Megan at the Kidical Mass DC email address. The Odetts are grateful to accept all forms of well-wishes, prayers, and healing thoughts.