Tuesday, July 03, 2007

4th of July Bike Parades

If you have the urge craze up your bike with red white and blue then head for the nearest old fashioned bike parade. Or start one up on your own with your friends, it's safer than blasting M80's.

Collingswood NJ - Bike Parade in Knight Park
Sponsored by the Collingswood Junior Women’s Club

The day will start with the annual bike parade in Knight Park at the Grant Avenue entrance. Registration will be at 9 AM by the Gazebo. The bike parade will be at 10 AM. Prizes from Comcast and Collingswood Cash gift certificates will be awarded after the parade in various categories. The Collingswood Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring and overseeing the event. For information, contact Val Piper at 854-1973 or email at valpiper@hotmail.com

Doylestown -
Fonthill’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4
Noon-5 p.m., Fonthill Museum
Experience "the good-old days" at an early 20th century July Fourth Celebration. Enjoy a decorated bike parade, a town ball game (19th-century baseball), a watermelon eating contest, old-time games and live music. Admission is $3 for adults ($2 BCHS members), $1 for children ages 6-17, under 6- free. For information, call 215-348-9461, ext. 10.

Down the Shore -
North Wildwood - Participants entering the bike parade should check in between 8 and 8:45 a.m. at 16th and Atlantic avenues. Call 609) 522-2955 for bicycle parade information.

There is direct bicycle friendly bus service to Wildwood via the NJ TRANSIT Rt 316. www.njtransit.com

Ocean City — Two bike parades will be held at 10 a.m. The South Ocean City Parade will begin at 40th and Asbury Avenue. The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade will start at the end of Longport Bridge at East Newcastle Road and Gardens Parkway. Registration for both events starts 9 a.m. Call (609) 525-9300 for information.

Stone Harbor — The Stone Harbor Recreation Department will sponsor Independence Day activities starting with an opening ceremony at 9:50 a.m. at the 81st Street Recreation Field and beach. Events include slow bike races,and a decorated bike parade at 11:45 a.m. in the Second Avenue parking lot, For information, see