Family biking is the future of biking. We’re working to support families with new programs, new ideas, and new approaches to local bike advocacy. Read on for great local rides, educational opportunities and ways that you can get involved.
Do you ride bikes with your kids? Do you wish you could? Several grassroots Kidical Mass groups organize rides around the region.
These groups organize legal, safe and fun bike rides for kids, kids at heart, and their families. These family-friendly bike rides usually go through a community, and generally meet at a park and end not too far away at another fun spot ( i.e. ice cream shop, pool, or special event).
Most groups ride about once a month. Check their websites for upcoming rides:
Family Biking Resources:
Click here to download the best all-encompassing resource on biking with your children, produced by the San Francisco Bike Coalition. You can find information on everything from biking while pregnant to biking with pre-teens!
Family Biking Town Hall:
Save the date! On Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. join us for our first-ever public input meeting on how to prioritize family biking within WABA. We need your ideas on how to improve our existing programs, how to build family-focused programs, and how to make biking with children more accessible in the Washington Metro Region.
Please sign up here for updates on our Family Biking Town Hall.
Family Biking Workshop:
On Sunday, Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kidical Mass organizers and WABA met at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We went over the ins and outs of equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children.
City Cycling for Parents and Kids (We’ll have more of these in the future)
This kid-friendly class is designed to get you riding comfortably and confidently with the whole family.
During our three-hour session, we’ll cover fundamental riding skills such as how to perform a safety check before you ride, getting helmet fit right, and confident bike control tips and tricks. At the end of the session we’ll all go on a ride together.
Adults can register in advance for $10, or walk up to the class the day of for free. Kids always ride for free!
Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m.
Sign up for updates on our Family Biking Program!