Open Streets Fort Wayne Bike Parade

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Join local residents and businesses for the first-ever Open Streets Fort Wayne Bike Parade on Sunday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m.!

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Summer fun returns to the streets for the third annual Open Streets Fort Wayne on Sunday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!

NEW this year is the first-ever Open Streets Fort Wayne Bike Parade. This free, all-ages parade invites residents to decorate their bikes and join in a fun, relaxing community bike ride in celebration of active living and civic pride. Several awards will be given out in different categories, including the mayor's award, best theme, most creative, and more.

The parade begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. from the corner of Calhoun and Superior Streets. Participants are asked to check-in from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the start line.

Bike Parade Schedule:

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Participant check-in

12:15 p.m.: Bike line-up

12:30 p.m.: Parade begins

1:30 p.m. Parade ends

More bike parade information and rules:

-Costumes may be worn, but must not interfere with rider’s vision while cycling.

-Trinity English Lutheran Church will sponsor a free decorating stand near the start of the parade route (decorations not required to participate).

-Decorations must be attached firmly and not interfere with safe operation of unit.

-Bikes can be 2 or 3 wheels (training wheels are permitted).

-Children can ride a shorter route to Wayne Street.

-NO motorized bikes/cars are permitted for this event.

-Units must be in safe, operating condition.

-Parade guides will pace riders at a steady pace.

-Bike riders are encouraged to wear helmets.

-Sign-in at registration desk for opportunity to win awards.

Award Categories:

  • Mayor’s Award – Best decoration that captures the spirit of Fort Wayne
  • Downtown Improvement District Award – Best decoration that connects to downtown
  • Parkview Award – Best decoration that promotes good health
  • Best Costume - Child
  • Best Costume - Adult
  • Best Costume - Family
  • Best Use of Color - Child
  • Best Use of Color - Adult
  • Best Use of Color - Family
  • Most Creative - Child
  • Most Creative - Adult
  • Most Creative - Family
  • Best Business or Corporate Entry

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