Silver Bells By Bike – LMB Sponsoring Bicycle “Float” Nov 22

League of Michigan Bicyclists is once again hosting a bicycle-themed “float” in 325142_10150462822175288_1326821757_othe annual Silver Bells Electric Light Parade to be held November 22nd. We are inviting cyclists from across the state to light up their bikes and join us for this annual celebration in downtown Lansing. This will be the 29th Annual Silver Bells.

Afterwards, stick around to watch the lighting of the state holiday tree with 150,000+ of your closest friends.

A special thank you to LMB volunteer Thomas Harpstead for organizing this effort once again. If you plan to participate, you are encouraged to contact Thomas directly by email or by RSVPing using this Google Doc.

The staging area for the parade is the east side of the 500 block of S. Washington St. between Lenawee and Hillsdale Streets.  Cyclists should arrive before 5:45. Come early to finish decorating your bikes while visiting with fellow cyclists and enjoying donuts and coffee courtesy of LMB.

Riders who need to drive downtown are welcome to park at LMB’s office at the corner of Kalamazoo and Cedar Street.

Rider Tip: Consider riding a bicycle with a quick release seat post so you can easily lower it just before the parade. The pace of the parade is very slow with frequent stops.  Lowering your seat so your feet can touch the ground will help you keep your balance and allow you to “shuffle” along at the parade’s slow pace.