November Kidical Mass Tweed Ride

 

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Kidical Mass Gaithersburg aims to support families in everyday use of bicycling.  Based on successful efforts in other cities, including DC and Arlington locally, the aim is to have monthly rides that are social, casually paced and fun while supporting a local business.  We also will raise awareness of the possibilities for safer bike routes in the community and guide folks to the easiest ways to navigate the community by bike.  While the ride is geared toward families, anyone is welcome to join.

Rides will be held on a monthly basis

tweed-@-harvard-bridge

Our Tweed Ride will take place Sunday, November 10th at 1pm starting at the Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg with the following route:

Booth Street
Quince Orchard Road
Kentlands Boulevard
Main Street
Spagnvola

More information on Kidical Mass nationally can be found at:  http://www.kidicalmass.org/

October Costume Ride

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Kidical Mass Gaithersburg aims to support families in everyday use of bicycling.  Based on successful efforts in other cities, including DC and Arlington locally, the aim is to have monthly rides that are social, casually paced and fun while supporting a local business.  We also will raise awareness of the possibilities for safer bike routes in the community and guide folks to the easiest ways to navigate the community by bike.  While the ride is geared toward families, anyone is welcome to join.

Rides will be held on a monthly basis

Our Halloween Costume Ride will take place Saturday, October 26th at 1pm starting at the Kentlands Mansion with the following route:

Inspiration
Inspiration Lake Path
Firehouse Lane
Inspiration
Main Street
Main Street Pavilion in time for the Main Street Trick or Treat

More information on Kidical Mass nationally can be found at:  http://www.kidicalmass.org/

Kidical Mass Gaithersburg – September Ride (note: Date change)

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Kidical Mass Gaithersburg aims to support families in everyday use of bicycling.  Based on successful efforts in other cities, including DC and Arlington locally, the aim is to have monthly rides that are social, casually paced and fun while supporting a local business.  We also will raise awareness of the possibilities for safer bike routes in the community and guide folks to the easiest ways to navigate the community by bike.  While the ride is geared toward families, anyone is welcome to join.

Rides will be held on a monthly basis.

The date of the September ride has been changed from Saturday, September 14th at 4:30 pm to Saturday, September 28th at 4:30 pm due to Jewish holidays.  The September 28th ride will begin at the Still Creek Lane Path and Darnestown Road.  The ride will be approximately 1.4 miles in length.  The ride will end at Star Diner in Kentlands Market Square.  The following route will be followed:

Still Creek Lane
Main Street
Golden Ash
Market St. E
Star Diner

More information on Kidical Mass nationally can be found at:  http://www.kidicalmass.org/

Kidical Mass Gaithersburg – August Ride

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Kidical Mass Gaithersburg aims to support families in everyday use of bicycling.  Based on successful efforts in other cities, including DC and Arlington locally, the aim is to have monthly rides that are social, casually paced and fun while supporting a local business.  We also will raise awareness of the possibilities for safer bike routes in the community and guide folks to the easiest ways to navigate the community by bike.  While the ride is geared toward families, anyone is welcome to join.

Rides will be held on the second Sunday of each month starting at 2 pm.  Locations and routes will be announced a few weeks before each ride.  We look forward to seeing you.

The next ride is scheduled for Sunday, August 11th, 2 pm starting at Rachel Carson Elementary School with the following route:

Kent Oaks
Lake Inspiration Path
Inspiration
Golden Ash
Market St. E
Sixteen Handles

More information on Kidical Mass nationally can be found at:  http://www.kidicalmass.org/

Gaithersburg Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop

Learn about the Gaithersburg Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop event held last month to discuss building a bicycle friendly community in Gaithersburg.  It was great to see a group of dedicated folks interested in promoting cycling in Gaithersburg.  Also, interesting to learn about MoCo Epic held each October for those interested in mountain biking, it is an internationally known event.

Changing Perceptions: Black Women Bike DC

If you have not heard or meet Veronica O. Davis, here is a bit on her amazing story on how started Black Women Bike DC.

“She was pedaling past a public housing complex near her Washington, D.C., neighborhood one day when a young black girl shouted to her mother, “Mommy, mommy, it’s a black lady on a bike.”

“At first I was like, ‘Why is she so excited?’ And I realized I’m probably the first cyclist that she saw who looked like her,” said Davis.

 

“With Black Women Bike: DC, Davis works to change the perception of just who is a cyclist. It’s not just spandex-clad weekend warriors riding 30-speed carbon fiber bikes. It’s moms who want to ride with their kids. It’s women who are training for their first triathlon. And it’s utilitarian commuters like her.”