Decorate your bikes, tricycles, wagons, strollers, wheelchairs and power wheels and join in a loved tradition during the New Haven Rocket Fest 2016.
The parade kicks off at 4:00 p.m. at the New Haven Elementary. The Bike Parade Awards Ceremony will be held upon arrival at the high school. First, second and third place ribbons will be given in ten different categories! All children will receive participation ribbons. Parents
are welcome to decorate their bikes and ride with their children but will not be eligible for awards.
What are the prize categories?
Bike Parade Questions and
Where does the parade go?
The bicycle parade will travel from New Haven Elementary to New HavenHigh
School. We will ride in the neighborhood and then take the sidewalk on the east side of Gratiot all the way to the high school.
The route is about 1 ½ miles.
How do I get back to my car at the New Haven Elementary?
You can park at the high school or the
elementary. We’ll be running bus shuttles back and forth between 3:00 and 5:00
p.m. Rocket Fest Shuttles will also run all day from noon to 8:00 p.m., but may
be a less direct route than the shuttles just for the bike parade. Look for the
Bike Parade Shuttle sign in the bus window.
What if my son or daughter gets too tired to finish the route?
We’ll have a pick-up truck behind the route
picking up anyone with tired legs. On the sidewalk stretch, we’ll run a
four-wheeler to assist anyone who needs help finishing the route. Adults will be
stationed along the route to stay with riders until help arrives.
What do we do to win a ribbon?
Decorate your bike and yourself to fit one of
the prize categories below. The more you decorate the better chance you have to
For more information contact New Haven Community Schools at 586-749-5123.