League of Michigan Bicyclists is once again hosting a bicycle-themed "float" in the annual Silver Bells Electric Light Parade to be held November 16th at 6:10 pm. We are inviting cyclists from across the state to light up their bikes and join us for this annual celebration in downtown Lansing.
This year's bicycle "float" theme is tweed. (No, not tweet as in twitter...TWEED!) So, pull out your warm woolens if tweed is part of your wardrobe and come ride with us. (If not, ride with us anyway - just make sure your bicycle is decorated with plenty of lights) Afterwards, stick around to watch the lighting of the state holiday tree with 150,000+ of your closest friends.
The staging area for the parade is the east side of the 500 block of S. Washington St. between Lenawee and Hillsdale Streets. Cyclists should arrive before 5:45. Come early to finish decorating your bikes while visiting with fellow cyclists and enjoying donuts and coffee courtesy of LMB.
Riders who need to drive downtown are welcome to park at LMB's office at the corner of Kalamazoo and Cedar Street.
Rider Tip: Consider riding a bicycle with a quick release seat post so you can easily lower it just before the parade. The pace of the parade is very slow with frequent stops. Lowering your seat so your feet can touch the ground will help you keep your balance and allow you to "shuffle" along at the parade's slow pace.