Resident organizing July 4 bike parade

DOWNEY - With summer at its finest, the sun shining at its brightest, it's that time of year again, to knock the cobwebs off your bicycle, dust off the seat, and take it for a spin.Steve Perez, a Downey local, is organizing a bike parade that is scheduled to take place on the fourth of July. The event will take place around the track at Downey high school with registration beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the parade starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. A few laps will be done around the track by the contestants who will later be judged by the audience. Prizes will be given out to those who excel in the following categories: best decorated, most patriotic, youngest rider, and oldest rider. "I am expecting local bike shops to contribute bike related items for prizes, this is to this day undetermined," Perez stated. When Perez first came up with the idea of planning this event, he had an overall theme in mind, adding perspective to the bike parade itself. "The idea of the bike parade is to promote bicycling awareness," Perez said. "One thing I want to stress is that all minors should wear helmets." The event is open to anyone who would like to participate and is willing to have some fun. "The parade is open to anyone of all ages, races, and species," Perez joked.

********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10