Car-less Long Island's 3rd Annual Bike-to-Work Parade!!

April 28, 2018

 Bicyclists on Parade! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

Bicyclists on Parade! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

On April 28, 2018 Car-less Long Island held it's 3rd Annual Bike-to-Work Parade. It was a pleasant overcast morning and about 50 people attended. About half of the participants rode on the main parade route and about half chose the walking route. Newsday covered it with and posted this wonderful video of it here. The Long Island Herald and Long Island Business News also covered it.

We awarded prizes for the best bikes and costumes. For the second year in a row, Ed Giron won the grand prize for his incredible "motorcycle cop" bike float! (Throughout the parade I kept catching him in my peripheral vision and mistaking him for one of our police escorts.) Barry Germond won the second place prize for his fuzzy-top-hat caped dog outfit. Kelly Schmidt won third place for her Hippie-Chick keyboardist biker. Keep up the good work, cyclists!

 Grand Prize Winner (second year in a row), Ed Giron (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

Grand Prize Winner (second year in a row), Ed Giron (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

 Second Place Prize Winner, Barry Germond (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

Second Place Prize Winner, Barry Germond (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

 Third prize winner Kelly Schmidt with her Hippie-Chick Keyboardist bicycle float.  (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

Third prize winner Kelly Schmidt with her Hippie-Chick Keyboardist bicycle float.  (Photo credit, Amy Frushour Kelly)

Alison Blanchette from Long Island Streets gave a riveting talk about what needs to be done for bike activism in Long Island at the festival afterwards.

 Alison Blanchette giving the keynote address. (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

Alison Blanchette giving the keynote address. (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

 Those hearty parade-sters who were still there at the very end! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

Those hearty parade-sters who were still there at the very end! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

 "The wheels on the bike go round and round .. "  (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

"The wheels on the bike go round and round .. "  (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

 The police escort wanted selfies with the star! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

The police escort wanted selfies with the star! (Photo credit, Amy Fruschour Kelly)

 The walkers had soul!  (Photo credit, Alison Pratt)

The walkers had soul!  (Photo credit, Alison Pratt)

Attendee Brett Bennington shared his Go Cam footage, above. (The baby in my taga bike is Kiam. This is his second parade -- third if you count the time he joined me in my womb.)

 Best bicycle parade selfie award goes to Tom Culkin .. disclaimer, also a board member (he comes to board meetings JUST LIKE THIS -- if you want to join the fun, email me and say, "hey, I want to be on the CLLI board!")

Best bicycle parade selfie award goes to Tom Culkin .. disclaimer, also a board member (he comes to board meetings JUST LIKE THIS -- if you want to join the fun, email me and say, "hey, I want to be on the CLLI board!")

We were lucky to have several wonderful photographers offer their time and expertise to us for this parade. Enjoy the pictures!

Amy Frushour Kelly Photographs (click to scroll through)

Volunteer Nick Bragman rode his long board for the parade and got some nice shots. (Click below to scroll through.)

Volunteer extraordinaire Gen Maalouf got some nice photos (and more of the walkers -- click to scroll through):

Antonio Kelly -- someone who knows what is happening, period -- caught some nice details. (Click to scroll through.)

A few more of Ed Giron because, hey, that guy rocks! (Click to scroll through.)

 

 

Previous Parades

Check out some the first two Bike-to-Work Parades, too:  2016 and 2017

 

 

We are eternally grateful to our generous sponsors:

 Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

 Humanists of Long Island

Humanists of Long Island

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