Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade Ride

  • July 4 · 8:30 AM
  • Florida Department of Transportation Parking Lot

We have been invited by the Safety Harbor American Legion Riders to participate in “small town America” 4th of July Parade. For those of you that remember last year, we rode in this parade and had a blast. It was great to see little children waving their flags as we rode by (even at 3 mph) and the other motorcycle groups thanking us for participating in the event.



                        UPDATE:  4th of July Parade Riders 

Patriotic Rider Meeting Location: 

Florida Department of Transportation

3204 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759

 

Meeting Time:   8:30 a.m.

Movement to parade line up: 8:50 a.m.

Arrive at Parade Line up:  9:00 a.m.

Riders:

The American Legion had the meeting on Tuesday 24 June.  Critical event updates are above.  We will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Transportation bldg; it is the nearest place for us to meet before we head to the parade line up. I desire all of us to arrive at once so we are not separated during the parade.

Items to remember are to bring bottled water for yourself, sunscreen and enough gas to ride the two mile parade route. Although Patriotic clothing is encouraged, the request from the city was for all riders to wear their club “colors”. So, if you have a Patriotic Rider patch for your vest, wear it, or a Patriotic rider T-shirt is perfect as well. We will have some t-shirts for sale at the meeting location, but not many, so if you have one bring it.

At 8:50 a.m. we will move as a group to the Safety Harbor Marina, where we will be placed in the parade line up. We will be fourth in the parade along with the American Legion Riders, VFW Riders and the Blue Knights.  

We will be sitting for a while in the sun before the parade, so be prepared to not get overheated.  Once the parade is over, we will all park at the American Legion. From there you are on your own, but the Legion will be open to the public and you can get cheap drinks (water) and Sloppy Joes will be served. Events after the parade will center around the gazebo on Main Street. 

I look forward to seeing all of you that signed up, thank you. Grumpy

 

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  • Tracy B

    Good ride with great people!

    July 5

  • Tracy B

    Yes, Very hot but was fun!

    July 5

  • Pierre D.

    hot but good

    July 5

  • HeyYou

    Enjoyable. Looking forward to possible future rides (I am, after all, a 'stick-in-the-mud).

    July 4

  • Adam S.

    Great to see Rich doing so well, Star beaming with happiness, a terrific ride and group. Pierre, that hat! Major great ride and parade.

    1 · July 4

  • Pierre D.

    if it is an iron on patch my bike comes with an ironing board and iron as standard equipment but no sewing machine.

    2 · July 2

    • Adam S.

      Haha! I like that.

      July 2

    • Jon C.

      It's going to be hot enough today that an iron probably won't be necessary. Just pin the patch to the vest and let the sun melt it on.

      July 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a patch too please, Star!

    3 · July 1

  • Tracy B

    Does any one have a Large helmet they are interested in selling? I have a brand new HD helmet but it is a medium...dont even know what the thought was when I bought it...

    July 3

    • Adam S.

      Tracy I have a white full face large i think. Let's see maybe we can swap or something but let me check size

      July 3

    • Tracy B

      Sounds like a plan. I usually dont wear one unless am on hwy or unfamiliar territory riding. Probably not good practice but ...what can I say

      July 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    have to work Fri. morning. Sounds like a rewarding time though!

    July 3

  • Tracy B

    I have sewing machines and can see somewhat.

    July 2

  • Adam S.

    Got the daytime off. Anyone coming down from the north want to meet at the 7-11 at 41/54 to ride over together?

    2 · June 23

    • Adam S.

      Great to hear Abe!

      July 1

    • Adam S.

      Anyone else want to join us northerners as we head over to Safety Harbor for this July 4th ride and event?

      July 2

  • Pierre D.

    I am bringing candy Friday, little kiddies!!!

    2 · July 1

    • Adam S.

      I have to see if I can
      String up a tank bag...

      July 1

  • Pierre D.

    welcome Shannon.

    2 · July 1

  • Shannon W.

    Hello Everyone!
    I'm super excited to have found a group to ride with, looking forward to meeting all of you!!

    1 · July 1

  • Jon C.

    Nancy wants to know if she should bring candy to toss.

    1 · June 28

    • Star

      Yes! :)

      June 30

    • Star

      I am bringing some beads, will try to bring enough to share.

      June 30

  • Tracy B

    I am interested in a Large shirt and patch if you have any available.

    1 · June 29

    • Star

      I will bring what we have!

      2 · June 30

  • Adam S.

    Perhaps it's due to this particular holiday, but at the risk of stating the obvious, I'm really looking forward to this event. It's so what Patriotic Riders was meant to be for. Bravo to Star and Rich for seeing this great riding group continuously refining it's mission and delivering the goods in a patriotic manner. I like regular riding groups but
    Patriotic Riders is unique in what it gives and serves, a reminder to all bikers that we should never stop remembering what all who have served have done for so many. I myself didn't serve, but I am honored to be able to know Rich and all the others in this group who have served, and to help and contribute in some small way with my photography to remind everyone of all the greatness that Patriotic Riders bring to so many. Happy 4th to all.

    2 · June 30

  • Jack B.

    My bike is undergoing major overhaul, cam chain issues. I'm out of the loop for about a week and a half. Gonna miss the parade. Have a good ride

    June 27

    • Star

      Well Jack, spend the money and we will see you on Friday. Grumpy

      June 30

    • Jack B.

      I am spending the money. Can't you hear my checking account sizzling? It won't be ready by parade time, unfortunately.

      June 30

  • Adam S.

    Repeating: any "northerners" who want to meet for the ride over to Safety Harbor, please join us. We will KSU from the 7-11 at 41//54 at 7:30am.

    As always check your tire pressures and have a full tank of gas to make it over and get through the parade. Star and Rich have put a lot of effort into this event so a good showing of Patriotic Riders is called for.

    We will wind our way to Safety Harbor by back roads, likely heading over via Lake Lutz Fern Road. If there is enough interest we can make a group ride back to 41/54 ( I have to work that night so I'm planning to leave perhaps around 2pm latest.

    June 29

    • Tracy B

      Thank You! See ya bright n early Friday morning!!!

      1 · June 29

  • Star

    For this parade, I thought it would be nice if some of us are able to toss some candy or even beads to the crowd as we move along the parade route. Those of you with passengers, it would be easy to have the passenger toss a few items to the crowd and make it more interactive - feel free to bring some and do so. Also, feel free to fly well-secured flags, or even decorate your bike in red white and blue etc. to express our patriotic side this 4th!

    3 · June 29

  • Kyle

    Medium shirt please

    June 29

  • Abe M.

    See you there and I would like two large shirts if you have them. If you have a patch available I will take one of those also.
    Thx, Abe

    June 28

    • Adam S.

      The mandate is in! Bring it all on and we will buy you out!

      2 · June 28

  • Bret

    Make that a 2XL PR shirt for me. Let me know the price. Thanks

    June 25

  • Adam S.

    Thanks for the update Rich. All us "northerners" who would like to ride over to the start from the 7-11 at 41/54, we should Meet at 7:30am, I'm thinking. Rich, I'd like to buy a PR t-shirt (large) from you once there.

    June 25

  • Star

    I posted an update, please take a moment to read it. Grumpy

    June 25

  • Pierre D.

    waiting to hear from star on the schedule details. will take it from there.

    June 23

    • Star

      Grumpy went to the meeting and will post details tonight.

      June 25

  • Jack B.

    My Big Yellow Beast has electrical problems. Hopefully i can get it fixed by parade time

    June 25

  • Pierre D.

    Barbara and I will be heading south.

    June 23

    • Adam S.

      Ducky! Tell me what time I should be at 7-11 and we shall make it so.

      June 23

  • Adam S.

    I've just put in for the day off, so if work gives it to me I shall be there, camera in hand.

    1 · June 2

    • Adam S.

      Got the day shift off. In!

      1 · June 17

  • tom m.

    this snow bird is north for the summer

    June 1

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