Riders Needed for Lubbock's Sonic July 4th Parade on Sat July 4th starting at 6:00 AM
Check the short news video from our 2018 group. Thanks for looking. Contact me with any questions. Kent 432 528 2891
Looking for people in Lubbock who want to have some fun on July 4th, work together to produce a winning entry, and reach an agreement on expenses & prize money.
Also need a rattan love seat or couch I can borrow for a couch bike project.
The following items are in my storage and would not take much to get Parade Ready.
Riders will need to practice before July 4th. Starting, Stopping, Turning, getting on and off...
2 Giant Butterfly Bikes - great for father/daughter (Thanks to Lee Oles LFD & daughter in video )
1 Steer trike (Texas Longhorn skull w horns Front legs trot when mooving)
1 Pony Bike ( rear end trots up & down)
1 Tall Bike - Looks Hard but not if you practice a little in the grass. There is a right way to start and stop. Has a rear brake.
1 Swing Bike - a little practice and never go fast. Practice using the brake and getting off. Pedaling is not required.Has a rear brake.
1 Bike trailer - in video it holds a 36" x 72" sign
1 Uni-cycle w 24" wheel - Anyone? Anyone? you tube lesson for 2 weeks and you are good to go
Future Projects that would require build time:
1 Cargo Trike (has shopping Shopping Cart) Have the parts. Can carry water & candy.
1 Coffee Cup ( wheel chair to push, or power wheel chair or Elect Scooter ) Made it last year. Then disassembled.
1 Cup Cake Car ( same inside as coffee cup ) Have the plastic and the plans.
Star Wars Speeder Bike or Trike.
2020 Theme is: "United We Stand" Open for Winning Ideas to use the THEME with what I have.
To win prize money the entry must use the Theme.
One idea is to make wood/plastic cutouts and mount to Harbor Freight garden carts or 2 wheel dollies to make a "train".
Can be pulled with mower, trike, or golf cart?.
6' tall Stand Up Cut Outs of the following especially with the bad things that have happened to them this year.
Lubbock PD person
Lubbock FD person
Lubbock EMS person
Lubbock Co SO person
Lubbock Air Care
Lots of signage both sides of the trailer:
with sponsors web page(s) & Logo, Banners
Ready to construct a Couch Bike. Have 2 good recumbent bikes to start with.
Or acquire a light weight rattan love seat and make a pusher trike with a BMX and strong rider(s).
Need 4 Walkers at each corner as safety ambassadors.
OK to give candy. OK to include a flyer, business card, as wrapper. Have to get approval from Don Caldwell.
I do not like throwing candy from a moving bicycle, lawn mower, golf cart----bad things happen.
Promoter says we can set up at 6:00 AM. Judging starts at 7:00 AM in the staging parking lot ( N of Library, E of Civic Center ). No mean political anything. Roll at 9:00 AM. Be prepared for a 2.5 hour 2 mile walk or slow ride with lots of standing.
Need singers / musicians for the judges.
KLBK will give us 30 seconds or more at the viewing stand and read our script about our organization. In 2016 & 2017 I gave news talent, Heidi Wagoner a ride on the butterfly bike.
If we get toward the front and start at 9 AM we can be done by 11-11:15 AM at Joyland. Have my truck and trailer parked at the finish line in the shade and load up. It is still pleasant but not after 12:00 noon.
Anyone want to cook? covered dish??
Picnic and cold drinks???
1st place award for non profits is $500. Fee is $75 before April 14 and then it goes up fast.
ENTRY FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Tier 1: January 6 - April 14: $75 Non-Profit Organizations * Entry fee allows for a truck and trailer or three classic cars. Each additional vehicle will be permitted at $25 per vehicle. Will have to call about what we are planning.
All will sign waivers for Promoter and Builder - me.
Here is part of our Parade Group in 2018. Woodturners: Ron Pederson, Kent Crowell and Rhonda helping earlier. WTCA Steve Crowell, Kent Crowell, Billy Yonts in Velomobile, Lee Oles and daughter with the butterfly, Several Missionaries from Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Young Nathan Zielger on the tall bike. Sorry I am missing names....
Click here to see more photos and technical drawings on my personal web page, www.kentcrowell.weebly.com