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Be part of the world’s longest bike parade!

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From page C5 | September 19, 2011 |

The effort to set another Guinness World record for the “longest single line of bikes” happens on Sunday, Oct. 2. Riders who want to be part of the parade need to register soon, but not later than Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announced in June that they would lead an effort to break the Guinness World record for the longest single line of bicycles. The current record is held by Davis at 916 bikes in a “parade” last October.

“Folks who are registered to ride in the bicycle parade must pick up their registration packets prior to the parade,” said Bicycle Parade Committee spokesman Dave Rosenberg. “The packet contains the official ‘bib’ which electronically monitors the participant’s start, progress on the route and finish.”

Registration packets must be picked up at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street, on any of the following dates and times: Friday, Sept. 30 from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Sunday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. (this date and time is reserved for out-of-town bike riders).

Registered riders who ordered official bike parade T-shirts will also be able to pick them up at the listed registration times and dates.

In addition to the registration packet pick up, bike riders may purchase raffle tickets ($1 each) to win one of three new bicycles donated by the Freewheeler Bike Center in Davis. The drawing will be on October 2, and winners need not be present to win.

Rosenberg cautioned that time to register is running out. “The bike parade officially begins on Sunday, October 2 at 10:02 a.m.,” said Rosenberg. “We will close registration at 6 p.m. on October 1.”

Named official witnesses are former Davis Mayors Ann M. Evans and Maynard Skinner. “Together, Ann and Maynard have eight years experience as Mayor and 24 years experience on the City Council. We figure they can count,” Rosenberg quipped.

Registration for the parade must be done on-line. The website address is www.worldsgreatestbicycleparade.com and once on the site, click on the “Registration” link (found on every page of the site) and follow the simple directions to register. Close to 5,000 visitors have already checked out the site.

On October 2, the starting line will be in front of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge at 415 Second St.. The parade will officially start at 10:02 a.m. on 10-2. Bike riders will be asked to slowly traverse an easy-going, 4 mile route on city streets, closed to car traffic during the parade. It should take bike riders about one hour to complete the parade route.

The parade will be followed by a family-friendly festival in Central Park, complete with food and drinks, and beer garden, music with three live bands, and entertainment for the children and teenagers.

“The Bicycle Parade Committee has been working with BazuSports to obtain the latest technology available … our count of participants will be very accurate,” said Bicycle Parade Committee member Mark Rutheiser. The parade will be monitored by radio frequency identification.

Participation in the parade is open to the general public with a minimum age requirement of 7, and the Odd Fellows invite bike riders from throughout Northern California to join the parade, break the record and help raise money for the Davis Schools. A bike must travel the entire parade route, start to finish, to count. “Tandem bikes can participate but even though they carry two riders, tandem bikes only count as one bike toward the record. Persons who are disabled or who otherwise require a three-wheel bicycle or other specially adapted bicycle are welcome to register and participate, and will certainly be counted toward the record,” Rosenberg said.

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