December 08, 2003

Houston Bent Riders Star at TGiving Parade

Houston Area Recumbent Riders Participate in 49th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

Houston’s biggest recumbent club, “Team Bent”, made its second consecutive appearance in the Washington Mutual Thanksgiving Day parade through downtown Houston. Threatening weather did not prevent ~30 of the clubs members from making the annual ride through the heart of the city. With an estimated 500,000 spectators lining the streets Team Bent had plenty of opportunity to show off their proud machines. This year the club was positioned in slot 17 and actually got some national TV exposure on CBS (all be it brief). In the spirit of the holiday season several riders were dressed as Pilgrims, Santa Claus, Tom the Turkey and even Sponge Bob. Riders of all ages got into the act. From adults on their Gold Rushes, Screamers and prototype LWBs from Cycle Genius, to pre-teens on their BikeEs, EZs and CGs many age groups were represented There were even a few toddlers on trail-a-bikes and sidecars.

When all was said and done everyone had a great time and got plenty of practice riding slow…really slow. The team is already looking forward to next year’s parade

Posted by mkreig at December 8, 2003 11:43 PM