2008-05-01 Doggie Pedal Parade

EVENT ADVISORY

Contacts:  Judy Ross 917.405.1544
                   Barbara Ross 917.494.8164

CYCLISTS AND THEIR DOGS BIKE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL DOGGIE PEDAL PARADE


Time’s 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
**Excellent visuals**

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 Time’s 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, Earth Angels Canine Rescue,  League of Humane Voters of New York City, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC's Animals, Rational Animal and Stray from the Heart.

Click here for the DOGGIE PEDAL PARADE FAQ

Click here to see photos of DOGS ON WHEELS - sample of what you will see on Saturday's ride.

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George riding Scout on Time's Up! ride  - by Tomas MelchorNadette riding around with her pug Olive - photo by Barbara Ross