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!
Community Action Team (CAT)
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C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLAorganization that includes 4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
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4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
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4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need 4Clothing giveaways to the underserved 4Bulldog Beauty Contest 4Mom Prom 4Say, "Cheese" Long Beach 24-hr. digital photo contest 42nd Street Walkers 4Long Beach Giving Project
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12th-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)." The 2015 Parade will be Sat., July 4, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. @ Ocean Blvd.
Free parking at 1 Granada Ave. during the 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)
WE'LL WELCOME the winner of CAT's 2015 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 after the parade. There are no age categories.
• patriotic speech contest
• patriotic costume contest
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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.