‘Kiddical mass’ ride is about sharing the road with little ones

Squee! We spotted these baby Linus bikes at Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. last weekend.

Squee! We spotted these baby Linus bikes at Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. last weekend.

Critical mass traditionally is a bike ride designed to stall car traffic during rush hour, usually to protest some injustice done to cyclists by motorists.

“Kiddical mass” is not that serious, but it still creates awareness.

Iris and Brennen Bechtol of Oak Cliff have launched Kiddical Mass Dallas, “the ultimate family friendly group ride.”

They are planning the kid-friendly rides one Saturday a month, a day after the monthly Dallas critical mass rides (which tend to be social rides and rarely are antagonistic).

The route is about 1.1 mile, and adults will be stationed along the route to assist with traffic.

The first kiddical mass ride rolls out at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, from Bolsa Mercado. The route goes to Lake Cliff Park for a couple of hours of playtime, including ultimate frisbee, and returns to Bolsa Mercado by 4 p.m. Bring a picnic but no alcohol.


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