2010-05-23 Doggie Pedal Parade 2010

EVENT ADVISORY

Contacts:  Barbara Ross 917.494.8164, press@times-up.org
                  Judy Ross 917.405.1544
 

CYCLISTS AND THEIR DOGS BIKE TOGETHER IN THE THIRD 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 bike ride
WHEN: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Tompkins Square Park Dog Run, near Avenue A and 9th Street

**Click here for ride route**

New York, NY (May 20, 2010) – On Sunday, May 23rd, bicyclists will use baskets and trailers to take their dogs along for the ride in the Time’s Up! second 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 with signs educating the public on the benefits of adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue group.

Ride participants will cycle through the East Village with their dogs, listen to doggie tunes playing on the music bike, and end at the Washington Square Park dog run for a party complete with donated tofu hotdogs, vegan cookies, other snacks and drinks for all.

Cyclists who don't have a dog are still encouraged to come on the ride or join the Safety Pooch Patrol to help escort the ride.

“This is going to be so much fun,” says Time’s Up! Volunteer Judy Ross, who rides the music bike. “Bike riders and their dogs, riding around, enjoying great music and a nice spring day, all while promoting the adoption of homeless animals and green transportation… What could be better?”

Click here for more information on the 2010 Doggie Pedal Parade

Click here for music video from the 2008 Doggie Pedal Parade

Click here for additional photos from the 2009 Doggie Pedal Parade

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TIME'S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has been using educational outreach and direct action for the last 20 years to promote a
more sustainable, less toxic city.