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Aug162012

« Bike to Camp for Pie »

Here are the details on this weekend's first ever Kidical Mass Seattle pedal parent bike camping adventure!

Route has changed due to the shambolic evil that is Hemp Fest. I have nothing against the herb, but do resent the annual week-long effective closure of a major N-S bike corridor due to all-hours walking-under-the-influence trustafarian chaos. As does anyone that commutes that route. Let's have next year's hemp event be on the Aurora Bridge, and ask drivers to push their cars across, mmmkay thx.

So. We meet at the Waiting for the Interurban Sculpture in Fremont at 10am on Saturday, and take Westlake to the Ferry. Somehow. Details TBD. Or meet us at the Seattle to Bainbridge ferry terminal if that works best for you.

I take this route because it sounds as if most people coming are not having little ones riding their own bikes (which is wise because there are lots of miles on this one). But if you can't have your under 10-11yo kids on your bike, let me know soon for alternate route selections, please.

Ideally, we catch the 11:25am ferry to Bainbridge, and get to Fay Bainbridge Park early enough to get spots (check-in at 2:30pm, but would rather be safe). Grab lunch on the island, check-in and make camp, then enjoy the beach and the island. I'll probably bring snacks and enough grub for my crew to cover one meal plus breakfast, and count on lunching or supping on the island, or picking up more groceries after we dump our stuff. We can work it out ...

And sleep a smug scofflaw cyclist slumber, then head over to Bike for Pie, at the Marge Williams center by about 10am (leaves at 10:30am). You are hereby reminded to go to this page to prepay via Paypal, and print reg and waiver forms to bring.

Don't miss the discussion on the Seattle Family Biking group about logistics if you need help getting stuff over, and feel free to post ideas or questions below. See you Saturday!

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Reader Comments (3)

I can't wait to hear the report back on your adventures. I'm organizing Chicago's first Kidical Mass camping trip for September 8th and seeing your post and the photos from Portland's ride is making me so giddy with anticipation.

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAsh L

so sad I had to miss this. I am looking forward to the report and photos. Next year!

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry G

We missed you too! See Tasha's blog for a nice write up:
http://www.themaintank.com/?p=269

August 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

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