Chicago Kidical Mass Ride – August 2011

This past weekend saw the August edition of  a Chicago Kidical Mass ride take off. This month’s ride was a “Garden Ride”.  We rode our way around the greater Logan Square neighborhood and made stops at two community gardens to meet the gardeners, wander through the greenery, sample kale and other fresh garden goodies, and enjoy the flowers and the beautiful day.

Chicago Kidical Mass  - the August Ride

As always, we all met up in Palmer Square, and kicked things off by riding two loops around the square.

Ms Ding Heading off on a Kidical Mass Ride

I”m getting ready to ride around Palmer Square (photo courtesy of Chicago Kidical Mass)

Then we headed off towards our first stop, the Whipple-Dickens Community Garden.

Kids and bikes in the middle of a garden

Families in a garden

kid and bike and garden

The garden was lovely – all sorts of vegetables, herbs, flowers, you-name-it, was growing in this neighborhood plot.  It was fun to just walk around and discover all that was growing.

red flower in a green garden

Eventually we loaded everyone back up on the bikes.

Friends on a Kidical Mass Ride

You can bring your friends along on a Kidical Mass ride

And we headed off to our next stop the Altgeld – Sawyer Corner Farm.

Wandering through Altgeld-Sawyer Corner Farm

Wandering through Altgeld-Sawyer Corner Farm

As always with a Kidical Mass ride, there were a wide variety of kids bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, trail-a-bikes, and so forth for folks to ride around the city sans car with their kids.

box bikes, bucket bikes, and more

Box bikes, bucket bikes, baskets and baby seats

And some folks wanted to take our Yuba Mundo out for some test rides. We happily obliged.

test riding the Yuba Mundo

Eventually we tore ourselves away from the farm and rode off to our final stop, Unity Park.

Chicago Kidical Mass Ride

Once at the park we parked our bikes again and set the kids free to run, scream, climb, play, and have a good time. The adults managed to have some fun too.

A big kid in a bucket bike

A big kid in a bucket bike

 

Our family pile O’ bikes

 

The Chicago Kidical Mass group rides the second Saturday of the month for most of the year. You can find us here on Facebook  or on our group page on the chainlink.  Come out and ride with us!

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