This parade is special for P2P. This parade was sort of our official outing as an organization last year. I’m pretty sure it was our first official P2P event. And it was a huge success. I think we had about 25 cyclists show up get gussied up and ride. It’s a fun event.
You don’t have to be gay, lesbian, bi, transgendered to ride. I waxed philosophic on this event a while back.
We really want to blow the roof off the sucka this year with participation. I think doubling the number to 50 cyclists would be a huge success, but what if we could get 100?
Here’s how it works:
June 14th, Saturday.
9:00 AM: show up in the Civic Theater (Howard and Dean — across from the arena) parking lot to decorate your bike. You MUST bring some decorations to share with others. This is what makes it work. Crepe paper, streamers, colorful fabrics, whatever. Just find stuff in your house that’s colorful and can be taped and zip-tied to a bike. Tape, zip ties, and pipe cleaners are handy too.
10:30 AM: we move, en mass,through Riverfront Park,to the staging area on Post. Or Wall.
11-12: hang out and enjoy the entertainment. My favorite part of the parade last year was the hanging around before it started. There’s a ton of activity and craziness.
12: do the parade. Bring some candy or other goodies to toss out to the kids.
Speaking of kids: this is a family event.