Announcing MidDay Ridazz!!!

September 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm 9 comments

Maybe you’ve heard about Midnight Ridazz? It’s a very loose series of group bike rides that take over Los Angeles streets after the sun goes down. Also, it’s a crazy-popular message-board website where bicyclists exchange information. 

(And, at the risk of complete uncoolness, we’ll explain that “Ridazz” is indeed pronounced more-or-less “Riders.”) 

Well… at CicLAvia on October 10th 2010 (TEN * TEN * TEN) a new Ridazz takes to the street. It’s MidDay Ridazz – a new tradition – for families to ride together. MidDay Ridazz are organizing a ride where families meet at each end of the route and ride about 4 miles together to the middle! From there families can tool around on the CicLAvia route – heading to MacArthur Park together… or they can hop on the train and get back to their starting locations. 

 

MidDay Ridazz 'THE CicLAvia Kids Ride' Flier - click for higher res PDF

 

To participate in this FREE kids ride – just go to either the Bicycle Kitchen or Hollenbeck Park at 10am, and the ride departs at 10:30am. You can probably just hang out anywhere on the route, and let the ride come pick you up! Ridazzzz Riiiiide-Onnnnn! (Join MidDay Ridazz Facebook Group here!) 

What’s really fun about this, is that CicLAvia didn’t really organize this at all (other than getting the cars off the street!) A group of the coolest parents we know (including Dudeonabike, El Jimmy, and DrBexx) got together and checked in with us, and put this event on our calendar. Once CicLAvia gets cars out of the street, all kinds of things can happen! We’re hearing about yoga classes, relay races, capoeira circles, and more. 

One tool for making these kinds of great add-on events easy is to use meetup.com – we’ve added a button to it on the right… and we’ll be running some basic instructions soon, too. If you’ve got an event idea, you can just list it at MeetUp… or, if you want, check in with us first, by emailing info [at] ciclavia.org

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  • [...] 3rd and La Brea. CicLAvia needs volunteers starting this week, and invites your family to join the MidDay Ridazz.  A view from Philly at Long Beach’s green bike priority lanes.  Dave Moulton discusses the [...]

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  • 2. Dudeonabike  |  September 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Got any questions about this family/kids ride or MidDay Ridazz? Email them to midday.ridazz@gmail.com. Or go to the Facebook group page and ask away.

    We love answering questions!

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  • 3. Joe Linton  |  September 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Questions? Say, Dudeonabike, just what makes MidDay Riders so indescribably wonderful??

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  • 4. Jessica  |  September 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

    This sounds great – will share with the Safe Routes So Cal network – wonder if anyone is doing outreach to schools on this?

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  • 5. Ross Hirsch  |  September 17, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Hey Jessica-awesome about the SRSC network-if you’ve got any suggestions on how we can do some outreach to schools, let me know–I’m all ears! I’d love to help out.

    Ross

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  • [...] Bicycle Coalition’s Aurisha Smolarski, CicLAvia’s Heidi Zeller and Joe Linton, and Midday Ridazz‘ Jimmy Lizama all spoke to express the cycling community’s excitement about CicLAvia. [...]

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  • [...] closed to cars.  Families, kids and all are welcome to join the newly established MidDay Ridazz.  MidDay Ridazz are putting together a ride where families meet at each end of the route and ride about 4 miles [...]

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  • [...] events are a meeting of urban gardeners at 3rd & Main in Downtown, two different “kids rides” along parts of the CicLAvia route, a rally for alternative energy sources on the City Hall lawn, [...]

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  • 9. Busy October Weekend w. Spoke(n) Art Ride and CicLAvia  |  October 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    [...] and some good old fashioned goofing around. The ride leaving our shop will link up with the “Midday Ridazz” kid and family ride (a play on the Midnight Ridazz [...]

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