The City of Avon celebrated Independence Day with its fourth annual Great Avon Bike Parade the morning of July 4.
The parade featured decorated bicycles, scooters, wagons and tricycles, all welcomed enthusiastically by councilwoman Tammy Holzmeier.
Encouraged to use a patriotic theme to celebrate July 4th, riders were decked out in red, white and blue enthusiasm as police and fire vehicles escorted the paraders from the Aquatic Center across Detroit Road to the UH Fitness campus and back.
Prizes will be awarded for bicycles with the best decorations. The event will also feature a performance of the National Anthem, a community prayer and a presentation of the parade’s Grand Marshals.
Participants in the parade received a complimentary weekday admission pass to the Avon Pool, good from July 4 through the end of the summer season. The parade was open to participants of all ages and is free for attendees.
An Avon tradition now in its fourth year, more than 600 participants of all ages took part in this annual event. A great way for families to celebrate our patriotic heritage together and parade behind a fire truck with lights flashing and sirens blaring along a flat, safe course.