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GREAT AMERICAN 4TH OF JULY KIDS BIKE PARADE

   
 

 

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LET'S TEACH our kids about patriotism and creativity. It's that simple! With this patriotic bike parade we hope to do just that. I hope you'll make plans to attend. We've been doing it since 2004!

Warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
Community Action Team (CAT)

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C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes:

• 30-Minute Beach Cleanup
• Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
• Bulldog Beauty Contest
• Camp Justin!
• Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade
• Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
• Haute Dog Contests
• Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
• Haute Dog Poetry Contest
• Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
• Joy to the World! Christmas concert
• Long Beach Bake-Off
• Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest
• Long Beach Father/Daughter Dance
• Long Beach Giving Project
• Long Beach Heroes awards
• Long Beach Losers
• Long Beach Mom Prom
• Long Beach Polar Splash!
• Long Beach Touch-A-Truck
• Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K
• Miss Long Beach Pageant
• National Adult Spelling Bee
• National Kids Spelling Bee
• Operation Easter Basket
• Operation Santa Paws
• Red High Heels Walk
• Roses Are Red… poetry contest
• Say Cheese Long Beach! photo contest
• Sock-It-To-‘Em
• Southern California Beard & Mustache Championship
• Southern California National Anthem Sing-Off
• Southern California Tattoo Championship


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• NEW: 5K run/walk, all ages, 8 a.m., $25/advance (includes t-shirt), register:JustinRudd.com/5k
• NEW: Kids 1/2-mile run, 9:15 a.m., $15/advance (includes t-shirt), register: JustinRudd.com/5k
• Kids patriotic speech contest, 9:30 a.m., free, register on-site
• Kids patriotic costume contest, 9:50 a.m., free, register on-site
• Bike parade, all ages, 10 a.m., free



Eventbrite - Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade - free entry




13th annual: MORE THAN 500 kids expected in Justin Rudd's "Great American 4th of July Kids' Bike Parade" presented by Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 "Community Action Team (CAT)." Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price. The 2016 Parade will be Monday, July 4, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. @ Ocean Blvd. Free to enter and spectate.

Cookies provided by Corner Bakery.


4th of July 5K



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: We've added a 4th of July 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. and a Kids 1/2-mile run at 9:15 a.m., just before the 10 a.m. kids bike parade. Advance run/walk entry fee are just $25/adults and $15/kids, and both include an event shirt.

Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price.

To register for the 5K run/walk or Kids Run: www.JustinRudd.com/5k


The bike parade at 10 a.m. is free to enter.



Beachfront parking at 1 Granada Ave. during the parade.

july 4 bike parade in long beachBike Parade entrants: when you arrive on July 4,
1. put your bike in the parade lineup first (in the parking lot)
2. get your entry number from a volunteer when you sign-in (volunteers will meet/greet you in the lineup for this)
3. parade begins at 10 a.m. sharp
4. After the parade, stay for the patriotic costume contest and bike parade awards ceremony (listed below)

Eventbrite - Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade - free entry

NATIONAL ANTHEM
WE'LL WELCOME the winner of CAT's 2016 National Anthem Singing Contest. They will sing at 10 a.m. (just before the parade's start).

ADDED CONTESTS The contests below are free for all kids age 12 and younger and will take place before the parade. There are no age categories.
• patriotic speech contest, 9:30 a.m.
• patriotic costume contest, 9:50 a.m.

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Enter the beachfront parking lot at the end of Granada Ave. for parking. MAP

  4th of July Bike Parade
Monday, July 4, 2016
10 a.m.

Registration opens at 9:15 a.m.
Free entry. Cash prizes.
Adults, teens & kids encouraged to ride.
PARADE Magazine bike parade Long Beach As seen in PARADE and on the TODAY Show on NBC.

START/FINISH
Meet at the boat launch ramp: 1 S. Granada Ave. (@ Ocean Blvd.), Belmont Shore, Long Beach, 90803.

PARKING AREA & DRIVING DIRECTIONS
click, enter at 1 Granada only.

SPECIAL GUESTS
• Miss Teen Long Beach
• Miss Long Beach
• Mrs. Long Beach
• Miss Teen Southern California Cities
• Miss Southern California Cities
• Mrs. Southern California Cities

Mike DuRee, Fire Chief, City of Long Beach

SPECTATORS
Free to spectate. The out-and-back, two-mile parade route travels east along the bike path and continues down Bay Shore Avenue to Second Street. Bring a chair and a cheering section for these youngsters.

bike paradaeRULES
Kids are required, by law, to wear helmets and be escorted by a parent or guardian during the parade. By law, motor driven cycles are not allowed on the beach bike path.
By law, no dogs on the bike path.








oratory contestPATRIOTIC SPEECH CONTEST

Bring your 60-90 second patriotic speeches at 9:30 a.m. to read to our judges before the parade (ask for judges area when you arrive). A few finalists will be selected to read their speeches publicly to all the spectators after the parade and be featured on a YouTube and Facebook video. $10 prizes sponsored by the
Exchange Club. Judges will take in to consideration the age of the child.

bike parade costume contestPATRIOTIC COSTUME CONTEST
At 9:50 a.m., kids can dress up in lots of red/white/blue, or dress like Betsy Ross, the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln, Washington, Uncle Sam, Obama or some other patriotic character, and you might win! Five finalists will each receive $10 in the awards ceremony after the parade.

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VIDEO: What Matt Lauer said about our parade on the TODAY Show; and KTLA-TV Morning News live w/ Gayle Anderson.

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The Great American 4th of July Bike Parade in Long Beach

first place ribbonFANCY FOURTH OF JULY harbor cruises, spectacular theme park fireworks shows and lavish community parades have nothing on this simple annual event in Long Beach. The city's Fourth of July Bike Parade & Contest has got to make everyone smile and cheer with its old-fashioned appeal as hundreds of local kids decorate their two-wheelers and ride the sunny beach boardwalk. Red, white and blue streamers, crepe paper, balloons and American flags are on display and cash and prizes will be awarded to the top ten young future designers for originality, creativity, spectator appeal, and display of red, white and blue. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on the beach bike path at the end of Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. --Sheryll Alexander, AOL/Digital City

FREE PARKING AND NOSHING TIPS
If you're not close enough to ride to the parade start, enter the parking lot at 1 Granada Ave. and park for free. And, there's free parking along Ocean Blvd. Also, Second Street has tons of family-oriented restaurants and is only three blocks from the parade start/finish line.

PRIZES & JUDGING
The Community Action Team (CAT) will award prizes to the top young bicyclists based on the following criteria: display of red, white & blue; originality; creativity; and spectator appeal.
The top ten decorated entries chosen by the judges will recieve a $10 bill.

SPONSORS
Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).

 





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