More than 100 kids, parents, and friends hit the streets in October 2007 for one of the best-looking parades in East Village history. See how the locals decked out their wheels
As more than 100 young riders rolled into Tompkins Square Park on fancied up bikes, trikes, and scooters on a sunny Saturday morning, it was clear -- as Commissioner Margarita Lopez said in her kickoff speech -- that the Lower East Side was once again at the vanguard of urban culture, encouraging a new generation to support alternative transportation with their wildest artistic imaginings and their pedal power.
The First Annual Kids' Art Bike Ride For The Lower East Side, on Saturday, October 13, was a first in New York City history: A day when kids took the lead in showing the fun and the future of non-polluting transportation.
Scooters were the parade's second-most-popular popular transportation alternative
Wind power set the wheels spinning for more than one tricked-up vehicle
Ribbons, bows, and other doo-dads donated by supporters made useful last-minute additions to bikes in need of some glitter
Easy riders of all sizes left with t-shirts, though they may be outgrown for this year's parade
Though the parade was invented for kids, it was an all ages event -- as was apparent for many parents.
Pedicab drivers added some balance, and a few spare skulls, to the festivities
One smiling face reveals the meaning of the event.
Size is no deterrent from participation in the annual event.
At this parade, kids took the lead in showing the fun and the future of non-polluting transportation.
The event's art director Cindy Ruskin gave some last minute consulting to a mother/daughter duo.
The Clown Brigade from Time's Up boosted the fun quotient.