I'm pretty happy that we've been spending more time around home this summer. It's been great to move along slowly with minimal plans and schedules. Kidical Mass is always one of our favorite activities each month. I love catching up with friends and meeting new bikey families while checking out different routes and activities each ride.
This month, Sac Kidical Mass "board member," Heather, organized a nice 3-mile trip from the Colonial Heights Library to the Oak Park Farmer's Market. The library is home to Sacramento's first seed library where you can "check out" seeds to sow in your garden and hopefully return some after your plant has gone to seed again. We had a stop at the Sol Community Garden where the group has taken over a barren plot of land and turned it into a beautiful community garden for neighbors.
Moving at the pace of the little ones on their own bikes, it took about an hour to get to our final destination, the Farmer's Market. They were generous enough to save some Crop Bucks for the families to spend $5 at the vendors. The market is my favorite place to be on Saturday mornings (May through November) because of the great produce and foodstuffs, wonderful music, and fun kids' activities. It is an incredible community resource and just a few blocks from our house.
Our bike gives us such a great connection to our community. It's not often, if ever, that you get to travel with 25 other people who share a common passion. We get the opportunity to show our kids that biking is fun and safe and show others that we are using a viable form of transportation.
Next month, we're riding to a River Cats' game on July 13th. For more info, check the Sac Kidical Mass Facebook page or our website: SacKidicalMass.org. Come ride with us!