THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
Kids and adults welcome in the parade! In lieu of an entry fee, please bring some tuna, pasta noodles, breakfast cereal or peanut butter that will be donated to agencies serving homeless men and women in our community. Bike Parade set for 10 AM, July 4, 2023
• 9:50 a.m., Kids patriotic speech contest (90-seconds max., per speech), free
• 10 a.m., Bike parade, all ages, free
• FOLLOWING PARADE: 10:30 a.m., Kids patriotic costume contest, free
• 10:35 a.m. Awards on the boat launch ramp, cash prizes!
All events take place at 1 Granada Ave., 90803.
SPONSORS: Christie Peck and Port of Long Beach.
MORE THAN 400 kids expected in Justin Rudd's "Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade"
Sponsored by Justin Rudd's Community Action Team (CAT).
Beachfront parking at 1 Granada Ave. during the parade. And, free street parking.
Bike Parade entrants
When you arrive on July 4 (pay for your meter at the kiosk):
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 awards ceremony at the end of the concrete boat launch ramp (contests listed below).
OTHER 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, 9:50 a.m.
• patriotic costume contest, 10:30 a.m.
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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.