Ok, so we've seen clowns in the bike lane, we've seen polar bears on bikes, Now its time for dogs on bikes. What better way to help abandon pets in NYC who are locked up all day inside, than take them out into traffic, plunked on the front of baskets on bicycles
Get Ready for the too cute for words:
THE FIRST ANNUAL DOGGIE PEDAL PARADE.
Times Up! ride will highlight bicycles adapted to transport pets as well
as the benefits of adopting homeless animals.
WHAT: Time's Up! Doggie Pedal Parade
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2 PM
WHERE: Traffic island on south end of Union Square East
between Broadway & 4th Ave
New York, NY (May 14, 2008) On Saturday, May 17th, bicyclists will use
baskets and trailers to take their dogs along for the ride in the Times
Up! first annual Doggie Pedal Parade. The bicycle ride will demonstrate
environmentally friendly ways to transport pets around the city and will
include parade floats pulled by bicycles and decorated to honor selected
animal rescue groups. The ride route will feature animal adoption sites
and animal friendly locations.
Cyclists without dogs are encouraged to ride dressed as their favorite
animals or to join the Safety Pooch Patrol to help escort the ride.
Spectators are encouraged to join the cheering sections at selected points
along the route, such as the Animal Haven Adoption Center at 251 Centre
St, and are invited to meet at the end of the ride for snacks and drinks
at a doggie celebration near the Washington Square Park dog run at
Washington Square South and Sullivan Street. Fred, the dog who was
adopted from the ASPCA and went on to star in the most recent Broadway
production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will be signing pawtographs
To prevent any Ruff Riding and for the fun and safety of the group,
non-social pets are asked to stay at home.
Supporters of the ride include ASPCA, League of Humane Voters of New York
City, Mayors Alliance for NYC's Animals and Rational Animal.
**Doggie Pedal Parade FAQ:
**Photos of DOGS ON WHEELS - sample of what you will see on Saturday's ride:
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