Event Spotlight: Kids Bike Fest Melrose

Families, friends, bikes, scooters, an obstacle course, and more!

By Katy Cirrone, Wakefield Macaroni Kid Publisher May 9, 2024

Grab your bikes and scooters for a day of family fun at the Kids Bike Fest in Melrose on Saturday, June 8! The goal is to inspire families to bike and scoot more - #morekidsonbikes!

This event, put on by The Ride Cafe, gives kids the opportunity to explore their community on two wheels and participate in family-friendly, non-competitive riding. There will be bikes, scooters, obstacle courses, and more - all helping build riding and safety skills while having fun. 

What to Expect:

Kids of all ages — regardless of their size and ability — are encouraged to join in. There will be an optional obstacle course, including noodle tunnel and ramps, with parents cheering along the route.

  • Balance Bike & Scooter Event - Short ride on the Melrose High School (H.S.) Fred Green Memorial Field paths with optional obstacle course. Parents/caregivers are welcome to join their kids along this ride.
  • Kids Pedal Event led by Bike to the Sea - Many loops around the Melrose H.S. paths with obstacle courses. This event is best for kids who can confidently ride a pedal bike on their own, and are between the ages of around 3-10. 

Other Event Activities:

  • Free bike valet provided by the Melrose Pedestrian and Bicyclist Committee 
  • 9 a.m. Coffee at registration sponsored by Atomic Coffee
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rides
  • 10:30 a.m. Music by Matt Heaton
  • Helmet decorating & coloring
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • Cargo ebike test rides throughout

(Steady morning rain will reschedule the event to Sunday, June 9th.)

Thank you to Modern Legacy Law Group, Eastern Bank, and Lento + Rivkind Real Estate for sponsoring this local event!