(singing) Oh IIII Love a Parade!

In case you haven’t heard, there is a sweet parade going on this Saturday to celebrate the Ducks’ historic season.  Local cyclists have created an entry in the parade called “Eugene’s Bicycling Champions” to celebrate Eugene’s recent Gold rating by the League of American Bicyclists, and to showcase our march towards Platinum.  There are also supposed to be tons of kids on bikes.  Y’all are invited to join!  I’ll sure be there, but probably riding a unicycle and throwing and catching stuff.

After the jump there are details on where to go when and what-whoozit. But first, I’ve been told to put my own “flair” on this post.  Generally, that’s a dangerous thing to ask me to do – but since it’s late, and after a day of work and class, I’ll only punish y’all with a little flair:

Watch this entire video about elephants on parade or you hate fun.  Then take the jump and read the details.

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Quoted from Safe Routes to School:

Join the Parade With Eugene’s Bicycle Champions

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This Saturday: Come join Eugene’s Bicycle Champions in the Celebrating Champions parade! To recognize Eugene’s Gold status as a Bicycle Friendly Community and our work to achieve Platinum, we’ll be showcasing the major champions of cycling’s future in Eugene: kids & families! Eugene’s Safe Routes to School program and other local sponsors encourage all local cyclists to join the Bicycle Champions entry by decking out your ride (and yourselves) in green & yellow and creating fun signs about bikes, champions, families/kids, your school or organization and the Ducks. We’ll have some bike tunes, banners, and more to help us standout as champs!

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The Basics:
Meet Saturday between 9 and 9:45 a.m. on 13th (specific location tba)
Parade departure at 10 a.m.
Decorate your bike, decorate yourself, and represent your school/group with signs.

Contact parade@eugenesrts.org to let us know you or your group is coming, to get more information, and to get on our email update list.  Join our Facebook event and help spread the word and stay tuned to this post for more information.

Groups coming so far:
-Eugene SRTS (McCornack Elementary, Roosevelt Middle,…..)
-GEARs
-UO Bike Program
-Kidical Mass
You and your group

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