The ‘traditional’ Baltimore Bike Party happens when most adults are ready to go: post- happy hour on Fridays. That doesn’t always work for those finishing up a week at elementary school or an episode of Phineas & Ferb. A group of parents and non-parents came together to make sure kids aren’t missing out on all the fun.
The Baltimore Family Bike Party is a safe and fun bike ride for kids and families. Inspired byKidical Mass – a group bike ride for families first held in April 2008 in Eugene, Oregon. Kidical Mass has grown to over a dozen communities throughout the United States and Canada – now including Baltimore! The first ride will be short (around 2 miles) and comfortable for young children on two-wheeled bikes. These monthly rides will happen in different neighborhoods around the city over the autumn, and maybe into the winter.
The first Baltimore Family Bike Party ride begins and ends at Our Playground at Stadium Place on Saturday, September 15th at 3pm. Located at the YMCA at the corner of 33rd Street and Ellerslie, Our Playground is a great destination for toddlers to big kids and was built entirely by volunteers. The ride will take us along the Guilford Avenue bike boulevard along with a few quiet neighborhood streets in Abell and Ednor Gardens. Sign up on the Facebook event page today.