Today Sean and I joined a few hundred people for the Morro Bay 4th of July bike parade.
The bike parade path is a 1.5 mile stretch that starts north of the Morro Creek Bridge across from the Morro Bay Rock, winds along the Embarcadero, past restaurants and tourist shops, and ends at Tidelands Park. Despite how crowded it looks in the photo, it’s actually a lot of fun. People ring their bells and honk their bike horns and cheer and wave to the pedestrians. For this year’s parade, I thought it would be a great idea to attach tin can noise-makers to our bikes, and the results turned out better than I expected. The cans made an incredible racket that added to the merriment of the parade, and other riders made sure to give us a lot of room to let those cans clank and drag along behind us.
A lot of people waved and cheered and laughed when they saw us riding by with tin cans trailing from our bikes. For some strange reason, though, we kept getting asked the same question:
I don’t have any photos from the actual parade because it was a lot nicer to just ride without a phone or a camera in my hands. Also, I needed my hands free so that I could wave to all the people who came out to watch and enjoy the event.
Happy 4th of July!