Thursday, May 28, 2015

BTV Kidical Mass 2015: Here's the plan!

I've been thinking a bit lately about how to make Kidical Mass rides in Burlington more consistent, more organic, and more frequent. As informal as things have been in the past, I think the answer is to make things even MORE informal! So here's the idea:

Saturday Rides- 2:00 by the Bell in City Hall Park
The current (Summer 2015) plan is to meet up with like-minded families to ride at 2:00 PM on Saturdays by the bell in City Hall Park, as the farmers' market is closing down, and to ride from there. If it's a younger crowd that will be more comfortable on the bike path, the group can opt to walk bikes about a third of a mile down College Street to start the ride from there. If it's a more advanced group or if the younger members are generally in trailers or on tandems etc, we can be more street-oriented. Popular destinations are likely to be parks and playgrounds along the path or in other parts of the city.

Special Rides
A secondary goal is to branch out from this baseline ride series with other rides for special events that may occur at other times of the day or month. (overnight camping rides, partnering up with other rides like the Halloween Ride in Burlington, special trips to try out other riding areas in the region, etc.)

My son and I may or may not show up for all of these regular rides. If we do, look for us on our tandem:
Two generations, one bike. 

But if we don't and people want to be able to identify each other, just shoot me a message and I'll send you a handful of "spoke cards" (Business cards, really) to stick in your wheels and you can find one another!
Like so. 

See you out there,

Matt