May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite

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May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite

Post by mikebikerad » May 13 2015 11:05am

The 17th of May Parade celebrates the National Day of Norway or Syttende Mai. The parade has grown to 25,000 spectators and has become a Ballard community celebration. The parade is this Sunday, May 17th at 4pm and check-in is at 3pm.

This is the first year electric bikes have been approved to participate in the parade so lets make a great turn out and show the community that electric bikes are a viable form of alternative transportation and are downright bad-ass!

We will meet at 3pm at the check-in station near Adams school, corner of 28th and 62nd NW. The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Dock St.
Map of parade route and check-in

The parade officials have five rules:
1. Do not exceed speeds of 20mph.
2. Must wear a bike helmet.
3. Do not attempt unsafe or flashy maneuvers to ensure spectator safety.
4. Do not throw candy to spectators.
5. Decorate your electric bikes in the Norwegian flag colors (Red, Blue and White).

We will provide balloons, Norwegian flags and streamers for your e-bike at the parade check-in so be sure to arrive at 3pm to give yourself time to decorate!

Parking will be difficult so please arrive early to make sure you have ample time to park or avoid parking by riding your e-bike to the parade check-in!

Please RSVP, we are limited in the number of electric bikes but we're hoping to get around 25-30 electric bikes.

To join the meetup please visit our Meetup Group, Check it out, and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/2JlzPt

Event webpage: http://www.17thofmay.org/


Each participant will have to fill out an Individual Hold Harmless Agreement, you do not have to provide a photocopy of the Washington State Proof of Vehicular Insurance document or a photocopy of a certificate of insurance. Please fill-out the agreement and email it to marimar@radpowerbikes.com no later than Friday, May 15th. We will have extra forms you can fill-out at the parade check-in but all forms will need to be turned into Marimar White-Espin before 3:15pm on the day of the parade.

If you have any questions please email Marimar White-Espin: marimar@radpowerbikes.com

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Re: May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite

Post by mikebikerad » May 18 2015 6:23pm

We had 9 people in the parade this year, with a good array of bikes, and an even greater response from the crowd. There was about 20,000 people this year, great weather, and a great opportunity to get people excited about ebiking.

Please PM me to get on the list for next years parade!

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Re: May 17th: Seattle Parade Invite

Post by Herrsprocket » May 19 2015 6:00pm

Way to go Mike and all the other attendees! Nice job on the weather too!

Tom

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