Come ride with us! (Honk! parade 2012)

For years we have crashed the Honk! Parade, an amazing non-motorized parade from Davis in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge, full of raucous activist street bands from all over the world, and the purpose of which is to “Take back the streets for Horns Bike and Feet!” That’s a sentiment we can get behind here at CFWK. The parade is part of the annual Honk! Fest (full schedule here) starting tonight (Thursday) and running all weekend.

This year, we’re more organized, and have our own parade contingent of cargo and family bikers! Please come ride with us! You don’t need to be on a fancy bike, though if you have a weird or interesting one, we’d sure love to see it. Kids can come on their own bikes provided they bring a grown-up, and they ride well enough to navigate a crowd and follow instructions.

If you’d like to join us, please contact us at carfreewithkids at gmail and we’ll give you the details.

Hope to see you there!

(Also, as an added bonus, the bikes will be right in front of my brass band, and there’s a great story about our band and Honk! on radio boston and the boston globe)


About Nathan

Nathan lives in North Cambridge, MA with his wife and two kids, and prefers never to be in cars if he can avoid it. Nathan thinks parenting is way more fun when you don't have to worry about car seats.
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2 Responses to Come ride with us! (Honk! parade 2012)

  1. Eric Haines says:

    I’m cheered no end to hear your group crashed the Honk parade in years past, as we sort of accidentally crashed your contingent today in the Honk parade. My wife and I just moved to Cambridge and heard there was some Mass. Bikes group gathering to be in the parade. We ran across your group of (excellent) bicycles and couldn’t find their group at all, so tagged along with you, not really realizing you had a theme. People were very nice and we had a great time (we were the people in the red sequined bowties). My only regret was that I didn’t have my panniers on.

    SLSAPS was also lovely to bike in front of, my wife and I kept hanging back towards the end of the group just to hear them better (and HONK the days before was fantastic, up there with Zlatne Uste’s Golden Festival). Enough gushing, I just wanted to say “hi” and explain who those people were that you may have seen but didn’t know.

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