Philadelphia Kidical Mass Holiday Lights Ride Details 12/14/2013



DATE: 12/14/2013 (Saturday)

TIME: Meet at 4:30pm // Although I have never been a stickler for start time let’s try to get this one out by 4:35 pm

START: We are meeting at DICKINSON SQUARE (4th and Tasker) 

END: Graciously, DiBruno Brothers in the Italian Market is letting us end there, we can use their parking lot to lock up our bikes and then we can go buy all the cheese 🙂 

HELMETS, BELLS AND LIGHTS (HOLIDAY AND BIKE LIGHTS!!) ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Kids are 12 are required by PA Law to wear helmets and by law a front light is required on all bikes including kids. 


Exit Dickinson Park on 4th Street, heading South

Left onto Wolf Street (Lights at between 4th/3rd, 2nd/Front)

Right on Front Street

Right on Ritner Street (Lights between Front/Second, 4th/5th)

Will will continue on Ritner until 13th 

Right onto 13th Street (Look but no go down the lights at Wolf)

Check out the “Miracle on 13th Street Display”

Right on Dickinson

Left on Passyunk

Stay on 9th end at DiBruno Bros

4.3 Miles



Santa, from Firth & Wilson’s Bike Shop will be riding with us! 

Wash Cycle Laundry, Philadelphia’s laundry mat by bicycle, will be joining us to offer a buffer and providing us with some snacks at the start. 

Thank you again to DiBruno Brothers for allowing us a space to warm up and park our bikes post bikes. 



What happens if there is bad weather?: We will likely cancel. Please check back on the website and Facebook group. 

How many lights will we see?: In interest of time we are only going to see 6 streets with lights. We will not be crossing Broad Street to see the West side of South Philly’s displays. If you want to go on a longer ride The Bike Coalition will be running one on the Thursday before ours. 

I want to drive down, where can I park?: We suggest you park at the end of the route so you can easily reload bikes and kids at the end. 

How fast do you go?: We go so slow, we could probably walk faster. No really this ride is at a slow rate, we wait for the group between lights/ stop signs. 

Kids on Training Wheels?: We suggest if your child is on training wheels, biking on the city streets might not be the safest. 

Can I come without a kid?: Yes, as long as you are pro safe streets and do not make us nervous you are welcome to come without children. Please remember though you are riding with children. 

Can I come without an adult?: Sorry, at this time we require you come with an adult who is responsible for you. 

Can I volunteer to help?: YES PLEASE. Email Us. 


Ride Details for Philly Bike Expo

Saturday’s Ride Details:

The ride will be rain or shine.

All children must have an adult accountable for them.

The ride is at your own risk so please use your best judgement on weather conditions, bike lights, helmets etc.

We will meet at Fitler Square near the bear statue at 11:30 am.

1.5 mile route
Pine east
Left on 18th street
Right on Race Street
End at Broad and Race Streets

For those attending the Expo after the ride ends at the indoor bike parking entrance.

Remember kids 12 and under are free to the expo. More details in the expo here:

There will be an ABCs of Family Biking seminar hope to see you there.

Remember Nutcase will be joining us at the start of the ride with snacks. 🙂