Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chatsworth Holiday Parade

Join us for our Second Annual entry in the Chatsworth Holiday Parade, as the “TRAILER TRIKES”, as we cycle for 2.5 miles on Devonshire Boulevard in Chatsworth entertaining the locals and inspiring new riders. The ride is Sunday, December 12, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Bring your other Trailer Trike friends. All trikes are welcome, and if you have a trailer for your trike, all the better!

Meet at Matt Weintraub’s House in Chatsworth at 10:15 a.m. for decorating in Holiday Theme. This year has the additional parade theme of “Candyland” so you can use that as your decorating motif as well as the usual Holiday theme. You can also wear a holiday cap if you have one, but DO NOT DRESS AS SANTA. THERE IS ONLY ONE SANTA, PROVIDED BY THE KIWANIS CLUB. But be in the holiday spirit. Got some lights?

We recommend bringing a trailer for your Trike with your favorite animal in it (stuffed or real), as our entry name is: TRAILER TRIKES. Last year we were a real hit with a couple dogs and kids in various trailers. So this is a reprise of 2009.


We will meet at Matt’s house, decorate our TRIKES, and then cycle to the parade starting point. Departure from Matt’s house to the parade will be at 11:15a.m. Check-in must be before noon or we lose our spot in the parade.

Parade “step-off” starts promptly at 1pm, but it depends on where in the line-up we are located as to when we start the parade. Step off can be up to an hour later, so bring lunch food and water, although there will be some vendors open in the area. Porta-potty’s are available as well.

Cycling in the parade can take as long as an hour, and then we cycle an additional 20 minutes back to Matt’s House afterwards. So plan your schedule accordingly.

Parade route: Devonshire, from Topanga Canyon to Mason. In Chatsworth

Return route: Chatsworth Street (one block north of Devonshire) to Valley Circle, to Andora.

Estimated schedule:

10:15am – arrive at Matt’s House and decorate

11:15am – depart for parade

11:30am – parade arrival and check-in. Topanga Canyon and Devonshire

11:45am – find place in line

12-1pm – eat lunch and socialize. Continue decorating. Find Andy Gump

1:00pm – parade starts, military flyover

3:00pm – parade ends for last entry/float

3:00pm – cycle back to Matt’s House

3:20pm – load trikes into cars and depart.

*note – we may be done SUBSTANTIALLY earlier if we step off early (before 2pm). The above assumes we are last, but we have never stepped off later than 1:40pm. It takes about an hour for the parade and an additional 20 minutes to ride back to Matt’s house. So end time depends on our position in the line-up. We could theoretically be done and back to Matt’s house by 2:30pm

Matt’s Info:

9747 Andora Avenue

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Closest cross streets: Lassen and Valley Circle

Matt’s Cell: (626) 807-0545

Matt’s Home: (818) 773-9314

Call on his cell for best response

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