Kidical Mass - Bike Overnight
What: Kids on bikes.
When: June 25th
Where: Eugene, OR
Who: Safe Routes to School, Eugene School District 4J
Why: To explore downtown areas that are safe for families and children travelling by bike and to raise public awareness of the youth bicycle population.
How? Safe Routes to School Program Manager, Shane MacRhodes explains:
"The ride will be on June 25th and will leave from a park in central Eugene in the late morning. We'll ride the 8 miles through town via quiet neighborhood streets, paths, and bike lanes to Armitage State Park, located just outside the city limits and next to the McKenzie River. We've rented a group camp there (that holds 40) and will plan some fun family activities. We'll be providing support and tips before the ride and may even hold a little 'bike camping 101' class/information/gear sharing before the ride. Registration will be required (free) so we can figure out how many people to expect and may even reserve the second group camp if we need it. If this ride goes well we'll do more. There is another spot we've scoped out that is 16 miles from town and several others that about 20-25 so as people gain experience we might venture further out. We're excited to discover the areas that are bikable to facilitate more family bike camping opportunities."
If you will be around Eugene, OR on June 25th, and Kidical Mass sounds like something you and your family could do, sign up here!
Registration is now up on the website along with gear rental information and specifics on the ride.
For those of you who will miss Kidical Mass, a full ride report will follow the event, so stay tuned.