Non-Racers Can Ride in Bike Parade and Decorating Contest May 5

Participants get free T-shirts and Go-Go Pops as they promenade the loop

Pedal Into Spring, the flower festival taking place in Cold Spring on May 4 and 5, will hold a bike parade and decorating contest for riders of all ages on race day, Sunday, May 5. The parade and contest are organized by Katie Robertson and inspired by Putnam County Tourism Director Libby Pataki.

Kids Bike Parade

Cold Spring residents’ map excerpt showing the route of the kids’ bike parade (Source:

Each participant will receive a T-shirt sponsored by Putnam County Tourism and a gift certificate for a Go-Go Pop, and the winners of each of the four categories will receive a certificate from the Chamber of Commerce. The categories for the decorating contest are: Most Patriotic, Most Floral, Most Innovative and Most Extreme. Registration and judging, managed by Haldane students, will be held from 10:45 a.m. on Sunday to 11:30 a.m.

Following opening speeches at 11:30, the winners will be announced and the parade will begin, under the balloons at the base of Main Street by the bandstand at 11:45 a.m. The parade will be safe, with a Haldane student as a front rider watching for any cars and potholes, and Haldane students on each of the three corners of the race, which runs from Main Street to Market Street, around Fish Street, onto West Street and back to the bandstand.

The Haldane volunteers for this event are Katie Robertson, Shauna Ricketts, Sarah Warren, Maya Curto, Katie Phillips and Emmanuelle Palikuca.

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