Contacts: Judy Ross 917.405.1544
Barbara Ross 917.494.8164
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 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.