This world is complicated, and bicycles are simple. You enjoy the journey when you ride a bike instead of focusing on your destination. The ultimate driving motivator behind Bike Shop Girl over the past 9 years has been to get more people riding. 18 months ago when we had our daughter I wanted to make the world a bit simpler for her, and to do my best to make it a better place for her to grow up in. While I am not a doctor, a politician, or a teacher that changes the world every day when they go to work – I do know bicycles, and firmly believe that bicycles can truly make this world a better place.
Obesity, pollution, ADHD, traffic congestion, and road rage. These are only a few of the things that bicycles can help with, and starting with our kids at a young age teach them the freedom, and joy of the journey instead of the destination will go a long way.
With all of these things in mind I have started up the Kidical Mass Denver chapter.
What is Kidical Mass?
From KidicalMass.org: Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The first ride was held in April 2008 in Eugene, Oregon and has now spread to over a dozen communities throughout North America and beyond. The rides are meant to be family friendly bike rides through a community. They generally meet at a park and end not too far away at another fun spot (park, ice cream shop, pool, or special event).
Are you in the Denver area? Join us on Facebook. Our first event is in October, and I’ll be sharing more on this in the coming days!