'Kidical Mass' aims to get families bicycling

A "mellow" bike ride set for Saturday morning is aimed at getting more families on their bikes.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Eagle Park, near Shoreline Boulevard and Church Street. Before the ride leaves at 11 a.m. there will be prizes "for every family" and a "street skills class," along with a bike mechanic from Performance Bicycle who will be on duty for light tune-ups.

When the ride ends at noon, there will be a "family rig show" -- a bike show for those who have ditched their minivan for bicycles. The 12-year-old owner of Wikid Customs Cycles will also be on hand to host a bike "fix-it-clinic."

Organizers hope the event will become a monthly ride. To RSVP, email


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Posted by MV Family
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

Great idea! Hopefully when AYSO ends we'll be able to join on Sat mornings.

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Posted by Jenn B
a resident of Whisman Station
on Oct 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Because it's late October we're going to be in costume.

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Posted by KW
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

KW is a registered user.

For more info check out the website!: Web Link

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Posted by KW
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

KW is a registered user.

Thanks to EVERYONE who showed up! Haven't done the count yet, but we had about 50 riders, another 5 passengers, one pirate ship and one clown (me!). Bicycles are the best way to cruise our beautiful downtown: a good speed for admiring scenery while being able to say hi and see smiles. We had such a great time we're going monthly. See you every third Saturday! Check the website for details.

Thanks again to our team of volunteers and the mechanics from Performance Bicycle. Winona

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