The Davis Bicycle Parade, otherwise known as the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade, took place on Sunday at 10:02 AM. A four-mile long route, the parade began in front of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall on 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.
The goal this year was to have at least 1,200 bicycles participating. Last October, Davis held the record for 916 bikes in a parade. This year, 777 people signed up and paid the registration fee, although only 689 people participated.
Despite not breaking last year’s record, people had fun and want the parade to become an annual event.
“I think everyone had a good time,” said Irene Fecht, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. “Plus, there was great weather. We’ll be sure to try again next year.”
Frank Giustino, committee chair of the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade, said that it’s not just about breaking a record. He said it invites the community to come together and participate in an event that celebrates bicycles.
– Claire Tan