The past week the forecast had brighten with only 20% chance of rain and warm weather, 65 degrees weather! Let's say the winter solstice was good to us and this previous Saturday Kidical Mass rode through lights, through south Philly in toasty warm weather reminding people kids ride bikes and Santa does too.
I'm happy to report that South Philly welcomed our group of about 30 riders + another 15 or so passengers very kindly. With the weekend before Christmas there was no impatient drivers and we rode on all infrastructure-less lanes.
Having Santa, who co-owns Philly's own transport cycle shop Firth&Wilson riding a yellow bullitt helping to block traffic when needed also helps keep car drivers acting good. Our rear was brought up by Philly's Laundry By Bike, The Wash Cycle who also provided us with amazing gingerbread cookies. I have yet to interact with one of their workers and haven't thought they are such a happy group. I assume it is all that riding.
Our total route was about 4.5 miles. Which allowed us to see some great lighted streets and end at the DiBruno Brothers parking lot where adults mingled and kids ran around. We all ate those cookies.
We said put goodbyes and my husband and I headed off to Nomad Pizza to grab some food and then we road through the city on to Kelly Drive and home. I sang along to Christmas tunes as the kids slept. What a wonderful night.