This month saw the August edition of a Chicago Kidical Mass ride take off. This month’s ride was a “Garden Ride”. We rode our way around the greater Logan Square neighborhood and made stops at two community gardens to meet the gardeners, wander through the greenery, sample kale and other fresh garden goodies, and enjoy the flowers and the beautiful day.
As always, we all met up in Palmer Square, and kicked things off by riding two loops around the square.
Then we headed off towards our first stop, the Whipple-Dickens Community Garden.
The garden was lovely – all sorts of vegetables, herbs, flowers, you-name-it, was growing in this neighborhood plot. It was fun to just walk around and discover all that was growing.
Eventually we loaded everyone back up on the bikes.
And we headed off to our next stop the Altgeld – Sawyer Corner Farm.
As always with a Kidical Mass ride, there were a wide variety of kids bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, trail-a-bikes, and so forth for folks to ride around the city sans car with their kids.
And some folks wanted to take our Yuba Mundo out for some test rides. We happily obliged.
Eventually we tore ourselves away from the farm and rode off to our final stop, Unity Park.
Once at the park we parked our bikes again and set the kids free to run, scream, climb, play, and have a good time. The adults managed to have some fun too.
This article originally appeared on Samantha's family biking blog Ding Ding Let's Ride where she writes about everyday biking in the city, family biking, and adaptive biking for special needs children.