Baltimore’s first family bike party rolled through north Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. The late summer day could not have been more perfect to take kids on a ride through Waverley, Abell & Charles Village. The idea of having a ‘kidical mass’ in Baltimore had been discussed for years, but finally took off this weekend thanks to Eli Poussen and Patrick McMahon. Families gathered at the Weinberg Family Center Y parking lot to decorate bikes, attach trail-a-bikes and get a quick rundown of the route. The ride left the Y on the sidewalk crossing Ellerslie and over 34th to Frisby, then 32nd Street to Guilford Avenue accompanied by the “music trailer” from the Baltimore Bike Party. The group of 30 slowly pedalled the bike boulevard to a lemonade stand pitstop hosted by the Village Parents. After rehydrating and downing some delicious snacks, the ride continued back to the Y. The short 2 mile route made this ideal for novice riders of all ages.
Special thanks to Chris Merriam from Bikemore for running SAG for the ride!
The next Baltimore Family Bike Party takes place Saturday, October 20th at Patterson Park.