Bicycle Advocacy + Bicycle Parades
I believe that bicycle parades are a great way to promote cycling in a community. People need o be reminded that riding a bike is just plain fun. A group of people in costumes with parade art attached to their bikes, ringing their bells and having a silly good time riding through town is a remarkably effective way of getting folks to fall in love with bicycles. I am delighted to be bike parading with the College Hill Allliance in Macon. We had a great time with "Santa Bike Macon" and "Petals Bikes Macon" and are looking forward to "Light Up the Hill", an iluminated bicycle parade in November. We are super proud that Petals Bikes Macon inspired the creation of Bike Macon, soon to be the city's first bicycle advocacygroup!
Santa Bikes Macon
Petals Bikes Macon
"Participation in a pink-themed bike parade during Downtown Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival introduced me to the convenience and benefits of using alternative transportation to move around town. After that quirky and social event, I began exploring my city every day by bike. I was having fun and spending more time outdoors and I wanted my neighbors to start having fun as well."