Bicycle Parade Added to “Rt. 66 Ribs
& Rides Cruise-In”
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[May 17, 2014]
ATLANTA - In addition to the vintage
cars and BBQ Cook-off, the Atlanta Public Library has announced that
it will hold a Bicycle Decorating Event and Bicycle Parade to the
list of events scheduled in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, June 14th.
Sign-in time for the event is 10:30am, with the Bicycle Parade
kicking off at 11:00am. The event is open to children and adults of
The decoration theme is “Paws to Read” which is also the theme of
the Atlanta Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Entrants can
use their imaginations when decorating their bikes per the Paws to
Read theme, with ideas ranging from favorite animal, favorite animal
character in a movie or book, endangered species animal or any other
animal related idea! The Bicycle Parade will proceed down Arch
Street (Old Rt. 66) in between all of the vintage and classic cars
lining the street.
Advanced registration is required. To receive a registration form,
please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone the Atlanta Public Library at
217-648-2112, or contact Youth Programming Committee chairperson,
Annie Hieronymus at 217-737-6937.
In addition to the Bicycle Parade, the Atlanta Betterment Fund
invites the public and all area classic and vintage car owners to
attend the Rt. 66 Ribs & Rides Cruise-In on Saturday, June 14th.
This free event will be held from 10am-4pm along Rt. 66 in downtown
Atlanta. As a special added attraction, a BBQ Cook-off will be held,
sponsored by The Palms Grill Café – Featuring Fat Boy’s BBQ. If you
would like to participate in the BBQ Cook-Off, phone 217-415-1101 or
217-648-2233 to sign-up.
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While in Atlanta be sure stop at the Palms Grill Café for a
piece of blue ribbon homemade pie, tour the J. H. Hawes Grain
Elevator Museum, get your picture taken with the Bunyon Giant,
pick up a Rt. 66 souvenir at the Gunnar Mast Trading Post, have
a cheeseburger at Chubby’s, visit the Atlanta Museum, enjoy a
cold one at “The Korner”, buy some homemade candy or a
one-of-a-kind item at the Arch Street Artisans shop, then stroll
around and see all the assembled Cruise-In cars.
The Atlanta Rt. 66 EV Cruise-In is sponsored by the Atlanta
For more information, contact:
Bill Thomas, Atlanta Betterment Fund
Post Office Box 166, Atlanta, Illinois 61723
Very Small – Very Friendly – Very Rt. 66
[Text received; BILL THOMAS]