If you have kids, and you have not attended a Kidical Mass Buffalo bike ride, I highly suggest that you do so. Not only will your entire family have a blast exploring different neighborhoods in the city by bike, you will get a chance to meet a bunch of other families that love bike riding and being outdoors.
Throughout the summer, Kidical Mass Buffalo organizes a number of different bike rides. Each one focuses on a different part of the city, including the waterfront and the Elmwood Village. The rides focus on having fun and being safe. These rides demonstrate to children how to best adhere to the rules of the road. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun when someone leads the rides, and all you have to do is follow along.
The next Kidical Mass Buffalo is coming up on Sunday, July 16 at 10am. Cyclists will meet up at City Honors School (186 E. North Street, Buffalo NY), before heading over to the splash pad at Martin Luther King Park.
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Following is all that you need to know, to participate and enjoy yourselves.
Please join us on Sunday July 16th at 10:00 AM for a leisurely paced, family-friendly bicycle ride. We’ll start and end at the parking lot of City Honors School at 186 East North Street. From there, we will ride on quiet neighborhood streets past several community gardens, the Foundry (a small business incubator for local artisans and artists), and through Martin Luther King Jr. Park on our way to the giant splash pad in the historic Humboldt Basin.
After playing at the splash pad for about an hour, we will return by way of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood and passing by the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on our way back to our starting point.
Bring bathing suits, sandals, towels, perhaps a change of clothes and a picnic lunch if desired.
The round trip route is approximately three miles long altogether. Kids who have the bicycling skills and maturity to ride safely in a group on city streets are welcomed on their own bikes. For younger kids, bring your bike seats, trailers, tag-alongs, cargo bikes, etc.!
Note: This is an informal group bicycle ride, and every parent or guardian is responsible for the safety and supervision of their own child. Helmets are legally required for children aged 13 and under.
View the route map here:
A bit of information about the park and splash pad:
The original Kidical Mass website from the ride that started it all in Eugene, Oregon: