“Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The first ride was held in April 2008 in Eugene, Oregon and has now spread to over a dozen communities throughout North America and beyond. The rides are meant to be family friendly bike rides through a community. They generally meet at a park and end not too far away at another fun spot (park, ice cream shop, pool, or special event). Each community figures out the type of ride, routes, locations, and events that work best for their area families.
All types of bikes, trailers, trail-a-bikes, Xtracycles, longtails, bakfiets, Long Johns, tandems, folders, trikes, and whatever rolls are welcome! We celebrate the fact that Kids are Traffic Too and aim for family fun on vehicles that don’t hurt the future! It’s just another excuse to pedal around town with your family.”
— from the Kidical Mass official website. Check out their website for more information on rides across the country and how it all got started.
OUR DISCLAIMER (please read this before you join our ride):
Ames Kidical Mass (AKM) takes no responsibility for any bodily injury incurred by cyclists participating in any events and using any information provided on the AKM website. The responsibility for each rider’s safety, fitness, and the soundness of his or her bicycle lies solely with each rider. Cyclists under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who assumes responsibility for the minor’s participation in AKM. Our monthly rides are open to the public and AKM does not assume any liability for your participation in these rides.
Please remember that abiding by traffic laws, state laws for cycling, and watching out for hazards, pedestrians, and vehicles is critical for safe and responsible riding. We strongly encourage the use of bicycle helmets for all participants.