View Full Version : Alexandria joins the party!

07-09-2014, 03:41 PM
That's right: this month will see the inaugural ride of Kidical Mass Alexandria! Yay! Total Kidical Mass Domination!

The first ride is a joint ride with Kidical Mass Arlington (start in Arlington, ride through Alexandria, come back to Arlington for lunch). Please join us for KIDICALLY ARLANDRIA (http://kidicalmassarl.blogspot.com/2014/07/kidically-arlandria-kidical-mass.html)!!

It's time to explore and expand and to welcome Kidical Mass Alexandria to the family biking party! Our next ride with be joint with our neighbors to the South, on their inaugural ride.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:00am (roll out 11:15am - come early to play!)

Meet: Playground behind the Harris Teeter at the Eclipse, Potomac Yard, Arlington -- near South Glebe Road and Potomac Avenue, Arlington
Parking: At the Eclipse, off of South Glebe Road between Jefferson Davis Hwy/Rte 1 and Potomac Ave
Lunch (optional): We the Pizza -- 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5134414 - through Alexandria!
We start off in Arlington, at the playground behind the Eclipse, Potomac Yards (it's the building with the Harris Teeter at Route 1 and South Glebe Road). We'll meet at 11am (we roll out about 15 minutes late, to give kids some time to play, put on sunscreen, etc) and roll down through the exploding retail of Potomac Yards, then around the leafy neighborhoods of Del Ray. After passing some great parks and exploring some fun trails, we'll roll back into Arlington and back to the playground. Those who want to continue on can join us in Crystal City for some yummy We the Pizza (we should get there around noon, in case you'd like to have others meet us there).
All are welcome. This route will be about 4 miles, and flat as a pancake.

It's always exciting when a family grows, and we are so happy to welcome Kidical Mass Alexandria to the extended family!

07-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Early results from the Kidical ride. It looked like there are nearly fifty riders in the peloton. No breakaways were noted, the leaders are clearly keeping everyone in line.

Head of the peloton

Middle of the peloton

Back of the peloton

07-20-2014, 11:11 PM
It was an awesome, awesome ride. More pics and thoughts to come. But first PRESS! GOOD PRESS! YAY!!


07-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Awesome! I SOOOOOOO wanted to come. But both my wife and I were/are suffering from the summer plague, and cyclingfool, jr. has symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth, which I didn't want to put other kids at risk of, so I was unable to go. I can't wait for the next one!