Want to decorate a bike for Fiesta Day Parade?

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Balloons, check. Garlands, check. Banners, check. Clubs, organizations and businesses are busy planning their parade entries for the Fiesta Day Parade on May 23 (Memorial Day weekend) as they decorate cars, trucks, golf carts and more.

But individuals can get involved too, by decorating bicycles for the parade and for the Bicycle Decorating Contest. The Bicycle Decorating Contest will offer two categories, youth and adult, and is sponsored by ShowCal Skiers. Everyone will be invited to ride their decorated bicycles in the one-mile route of the Fiesta Day Parade.

At the conclusion of the parade, bicyclists will meet near the Tennis Courts, where prizes will be awarded in the following categories: “Tricked Out Show Stopper,” “Classic Circus Ride” and “Magical Mystery Tour.” Participants can then park their bikes in a secure location (locks are recommended), since bicycles will not be allowed on the Fiesta Day grounds after the parade. Pick up an application form at the Member Services counter.

Equestrian Club members are preparing their horses for the big event by having a parade practice next Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. It is expected to last approximately 30 to 45 minutes as they start at the Equestrian Center, go down Big Range and around the loop and come back up Longhorn Dr. Residents are encouraged to watch and cheer the horses on. Drivers should take caution.

Fiesta Day is just three weeks away and the Fiesta Day Committee is working hard to make this year’s “Fiesta Under the Big Top” even more fun than ever. According to “Ringmaster” Mike Shroyer, here are just a few of the acts that will enthrall families:

  • Chris Wirewalker will perform two shows of acrobatics and balancing.
  • There will be an exotic reptile show at the main tent.
  • Adults will see if they are strong enough to hit the bell on the High Striker.
  • There will be free balloon artistry and face-painting for the little ones.
  • Look for the unicycle riders, stilt walkers, jugglers and a contortionist.
  • Amazing Dana the magician will astound audiences.
  • Canyon Lake Community Theatre will perform a special circus show.
  • There will be a kiddie carnival ride.
  • The Gyro Ride will be back.
  • The Kids Zone will return, along with the Kids Zone drawings for prizes.

Returning this year are the Ski Show, the Bicycle Decorating Contest and the Cardboard Boat Challenge.

This year’s Cardboard Boat Challenge will have two categories and two heats. Youths 12 and under will compete against each other for an entry fee of just $5 per boat. Adults 13 and older will compete against each other for an entry fee of $10 per boat. The price is per boat, not per person. There will be a $100 prize for the winner of each heat.

Today, May 1, is the deadline to reserve booth space by contacting Zayda Pascual at 415-8578-8389 or zpascu@yahoo.com.

For sponsorship information, contact coordinator Roanne Grasso at 951-244-6977 or e-mail abcbounceco@verizon.net.

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Sharon Rice