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Kidical Mass

Fun, free, group bike rides for kids of all ages!

This group is for planning and discussing Chicago Kidical Mass rides

Location: Chicago
Members: 109
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2016

Ride Guidelines
Please wear helmets and ride safely.
Rides are typically 4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace on quiet residential streets, roughly 1 hour with stops.
Rides are suitable for children who can ride their own bike for at least three miles
Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats of their parent's bike.
Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian.

For ride locations and additional info please see

Chicago Kidical Mass website

Chicago Kidical Mass Facebook

Exiting Humboldt park

Discussion Forum

South Loop Kidical Mass? 8 Replies

Hi All!I'm really interested in organizing a ride in our neighborhood, and would really appreciate your input!  I've reached out to my meetup group of moms here, but am a little unsure about which…Continue

Started by KayCee. Last reply by KayCee Sep 9, 2013.

Can I test ride your bike? 5 Replies

My bike was stolen, so now my toddler and I need to find something new to ride.  After a year on the Pilen, and figuring out how/where we ride, I'm not committed to just buying another one and…Continue

Started by Katy Kelsey Morgan. Last reply by Elizabeth May 19, 2013.

Can I test ride your bike?

My bike was stolen, so now my toddler and I need to find something new to ride.  After a year on the Pilen, and figuring out how/where we ride, I'm not committed to just buying another one and…Continue

Started by Katy Kelsey Morgan May 10, 2013.

April Kidical Mass - 4/20/13 1 Reply

As some of you may know, Turin Bicycle has re-opened its doors at a new location in Ravenswood at 4710 N. Damen. As a way of getting to know the neighborhood and sharing some of our love for bikes,…Continue

Started by ChrisO!. Last reply by ChrisO! Apr 18, 2013.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Todd Allen on June 19, 2012 at 10:13pm

We now have 3 regular rides every month!  Look above on this group's homepage for the times and places.

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on May 2, 2012 at 3:57pm

Free Tickets to Kids Play tomorrow and Saturday at the Chicago Humanities Festival here!

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on April 11, 2012 at 11:42am

Hey all - Ride Info is up.  Saturday April 28th at Welles Park Gazebo at 10 am with Alderman Pawar!  Bike Ambassadors will be there, On The Route Bikes will help with minor adjustments, and hopefully we will have bagels, coffee and a kids bike band!

Comment by Ash L. on October 6, 2011 at 9:31pm
Yes'r, Andrew. Too lazy to make an event here. Check out the FB one:
Comment by Andrew Bedno on October 6, 2011 at 8:56pm
Happening this Saturday (Oct.8)?
Comment by Elizabeth on September 26, 2011 at 11:20am
Will the October ride have a dress-up theme?
Comment by Gin on May 28, 2011 at 4:38pm

Because some folks can't get chainlink at work and/or prefer email w/o having to "reply-all" there is now an email discussion list for those interested in helping plan and grow the Kidical Mass rides. Subscribe at:


If you do subscribe, send a hello email so we know you're "in the room."


Also, at our meeting earlier this month, we decided to have a crafting event to make flags and T-shirts in time for the June 11 ride. See  or

Comment by Todd Allen on May 5, 2011 at 9:16pm
I'll be at Monday's meeting.  For those interested in coming but unable to, please post your thoughts here.  I'll do my best to take notes and post a summary here.
Comment by Gin on May 4, 2011 at 9:07am

Who can attend a meeting at Karen and Kevin's, this coming Monday, May 9th and 8pm? 3314 W. Belden. There has been talk about having a meeting to start planning out some future rides, discuss pacing (how do we meet the needs of little and big kids), etc. Also, through Break the Gridlock, the non profit board I serve on, I was able to secure some funding for Kidical Mass promotion efforts (about $1750 for stickers, vests, print materials, web development, etc).


Meeting topics (it's not likely that we will be able to discuss all of these on Monday, but it's a start)


  • Ride Guidelines
  • Route (or at least destination) planning for the summer/fall
  • The question of big and little riders
  • Expanding to other neighborhoods/communities
  • Communications (for planning and for outreach, inc stickers, T-shirt, web,posters)
  • Grant money


Comment by shuichi.kobayashi on April 26, 2011 at 8:27am
Hello, how wonderful! folks. You are eager to enjoy riding together, right? I can't join there easily. However, I am impressed by your activities. By the way, I also have a good news. I have ordered a new 20 inches for my elder daughter tonight. We will go out together soon. I will write about it on my blog. Thank you for reading.

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