6th Annual 4th of July Bike Parade takes off from Belmont Shore

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The sixth annual Great American 4th of July Bike Parade expects hundreds of kids to decorate their two-wheelers and ride the sunny beach boardwalk on Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Register to participate near the parade’s starting point beginning at 9:15 a.m.

It’s free to spectate. If you’re not close enough to ride to the parade start, enter the parking lot at 1 Granada Avenue and park for free. Or, use the beachfront parking meters that cost a quarter for every 15 minutes. And, there’s free parking along Ocean Blvd. Also, Second Street has tons of family-oriented restaurants and is only three blocks from the parade start/finish line.

The out-and-back, two-mile parade route travels east along the bike path and continues down Bay Shore Avenue to Second Street. Bring a chair and a cheering section for these youngsters. After the bike parade, Second Street has tons of family-oriented restaurants and is only three blocks from the parade start/finish line.

Bike Parade Prizes: The Community Action Team (CAT) will award prizes to the top young bicyclists based on the following criteria: display of red, white & blue; originality; creativity; and spectator appeal. The top ten entants will recieve a $10 bill.

Jones Bicycles on 2nd St. (Lisa Genshock, Owner) has donated a beach cruiser to be used as a raffle prize ($1/ticket) at the post-parade awards ceremony. Purchase raffle tickets at the event.

The Long Beach Wal Marts and to the Community Action Team (CAT) via Parkcrest Church are donating 27 bikes, helmets and locks that will be presented to 27 deserving, bike-less youngsters before the parade, so that they can participate.

Last year more than 250 kids participated in the Great American Bike Parade in Belmont Shore.

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