Contact: Samantha Sommer
310.458.8716 x 3
the kid-friendly bicycle movement that is growingin
cities all across the county!
Santa Monica, CA, March 20 - Ready to try
something fun and new? The City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and
the Environment, Strategic and Transportation Planning, Active Santa Monica and
Sustainable Works are pleased to announce the first ever Kidical Mass Ride set
for Saturday, April 13 - a fun, and comfortable bike ride experience for
families and youth - coordinated by biking professionals.
"The day to day world of bicycling in Santa Monica is going
to include more and more kids. This event is just one way that we can introduce
Santa Monica families to a range of transportation choices and the joy of
bicycling. We are looking forward to participating in this fun family bike
ride." - Cynthia Rose, Santa Monica Spoke
The Kidical Mass ride seeks to build awareness and engage Santa
Monica families in the Safe Routes to School Campaign to increase bike riding
as a safe and sustainable alternative to driving a car. Getting out of your car
for short trips supports our Sustainable City Plan and Land Use and Circulation
Element goals to promote healthy active children and a healthy environment for
We want this ride to be enjoyable for families with children and
there is comfort in numbers, not just on a group ride like this but also in the
day-to-day world of riding in the city. This ride is meant to help families
feel that comfort by having a group to ride with, and hopefully they will
incorporate it into their daily transportation choice.
The event will have a "GREEN" theme for Earth month
encouraging participants to wear all green and will incorporate fun activities
for children, safety presentations, awards and prizes, and a pizza party to
celebrate upon finishing the ride. The bike route has been chosen to highlight
various bicycle infrastructures in the City and bicycle leaders will be
provided to facilitate the ride. All participants are REQUIRED to wear a helmet
at all times during the ride and each family is responsible for their own
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:30am - 12:30pm, ride
will be about 45 minutes to 1 hour
Begin and End at John
Adams Middle School
2425 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
RSVP by April 11th to Samantha Sommer
(310) 458-8716 x 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking: Limited free
parking available on site. Ride your bike or carpool!
Transit: Accessible by
BigBlueBus Lines 7 and 8
Cost: FREE and open to
- GREEN theme
for Earth Month.
- Safety Talk
and Bike maintenance check.
- Route to
highlight bicycle infrastructure in the City.
- Trained safety
route leaders will be provided.
- All ride
participants will be eligible to receive prizes and giveaways.
Party will be waiting at the end of the ride to celebrate.
For more information about sustainability in Santa Monica visit www.sustainablesm.org.
For more information about biking in Santa Monica visit www.bikesantamonica.org