A community coalition to promote bicycle & pedestrian safety in Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida.

Homecoming Gainesville and Bike Parade

Dear Friends,

Have you ever considered what Homecoming day might be like if everybody who has the day off actually gathered someplace AFTER the parade to celebrate not only the Gator Nation, but also the diversity, richness and sustainable aspects of our North Florida community?

Homecoming Gainesville and Bike Parade

Well, we do too and Randy Wells, Albert White and I all hope that this year’s modest formation of what we are calling Homecoming Gainesville, will be a success when you join us.

This year’s Homecoming Parade 2010 takes place Friday, October 15th. We would like to invite you to participate as a walker or bicyclist in our community unit (”Run, Bike, Walk”). Please RSVP if you can participate — Extra points for creative outfits, unusual bicycles & enthusiasm!
We hope that next year this parade can be even more fun with creative competition to create unusual and amazing “art bikes”. But we know this is short notice so please help by being the first founding members of Homecoming Gainesville this year just by participating on whatever bike you have. To be a part of the parade please reply to us with the following information:

Your Name:
Number of People (incl. yourself):
Your Cell Phone:
Walker or Biker?
Any special outfit, bike, etc?

The parade is Friday, Oct 15th, starting at 12n. A few members must be there starting at 9:30am, but the bulk of us do not have to arrive until about 11am. Our unit is in Wave 4, and I expect us to be done by about 2:30pm.
As with last year, we will be meeting up in the O’Connell Center parking lot (exact location to be determined). The parade finishes just south of University Ave. and Main Street in downtown.
Following the parade, we will be gathering at Ribfest (a fundraiser for the Cotton Club), which is located at NW 5th Avenue and NW 6th Street.

Here’s the official skinny:

Bike Parade, Homecoming Gainesville, and Ribfest!
Homecoming, October 15th Noonish
Homecoming Parade/5th Ave and 6th St

Join other bike enthusiasts at this year’s homecoming parade when RunBikeWalk (runbikewalk.com) will have a unit in Wave 4 of the parade and eventually join this year’s Ribfest. Ribfest is a fundraiser for the Cotton Club and will feature of course ribs, live music, and family oriented fun as well as a collection of bikes and bike enthusiasts along the new 6th St. bike corridor. We hope this to be the first festival of many Homecoming Gainesville festivals where we can bring together the celebration of the Gator Nation with the richness of our community on Homecoming parade day.
If you are interested in joining the parade or contributing in some way to this year’s event please contact Michael Amish at mike@indiogreenstore.com or for more questions call 328.7721

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