Saturday, May 16, 2009

First Seattle Kidical Mass

Although I am a transitmama, I am married to a bikedaddy. This means that our kids not only travel quite a bit on the bus, but they also travel quite a bit by bike. Our primary means of transportation in summer is not King County Metro, but is our Xtracycle. Well, a group of like-minded biking individuals met last night in Ballard to travel to Gas Works park. The official event was called "Kidical Mass", a play on the name of the sometimes controversial bike group Critical Mass. Due to personal time constraints, we met them at Gas Works after riding the Burke Gilman Trail from the northeast side of town.

What an event! I was amazed to see over 100 parents and kids on bikes. We saw several xtracycle users and the more traditional bike trailers and trailer bikes (AKA afterburners). But we used the opportunity to check out some Bakfiets and Madsens. These folks were definately proof that a large family is no need to give up cycling and buy a minivan. All in all, a great time was had and we were glad to be a part of the first ever Seattle Kidical Mass.

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