11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Danville on Main Street
Come clap along to the beat of this New Orleans style parade with bands, cars, kids, beads and a whole lot more.
Wagons and Wheels Contest – The annual Wagons and Wheels contest will be coordinated this year by Little Paws Piano and Music Studio. To be a part of this great Parade tradition, please click on the following application and mail in with your $10: Wagons and Wheels 2018 Entry Form
The Great American Kazoo Band – Want your child to be part of the Kazoo band during the Parade? This event is coordinated by Little Paws Piano and Music Studio. The deadline to get the shirt is May 1st and the fee is $25 (which includes the shirt, kazoo, and rehearsal on Friday, June 1st at 10:00 at Little Paws Studio). To apply to be part of this unique musical experience please download and mail in the following: Kazoo Band Registration 2018 (pdf)
The Wheelmen is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured in and before 1932, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. Members are intent on learning lost skills, retelling lost stories, researching and writing of the golden era of cycling.
The Wheelmen embrace a broad range of bicycle-related activities, centered on the historical aspects of cycling. Such activities include riding in parades, tours and demonstrations, holding rides, participating in events to promote modern cycling, displaying bikes and memorabilia, research, writing and publishing cycle history, collecting bicycle literature and memorabilia, restoring cycles, restoring and recreating uniforms and costumes, recreating grand dance balls, picnics, developing buglers, show and tell meets, swap meets, auctions, slide shows, visiting historic sites and museums, and learning trick riding.
Collectors and restorers have salvaged thousands of antique bicycles and preserved large quantities of bicycle memorabilia, literature and other valuable materials of the golden era of cycling. Many Wheelmen have built outstanding collections of cycles that rival the best of museums.
The club was founded in 1967 at Hoopes Reservoir, Wilmington, DE, at it’s first Official High Wheel Tour by 12 men mainly from the Philadelphia area. Today the club has over one thousand members across the U.S., Canada and overseas. Since our inception, the club has participated in major events such as the 1976 Bicentennial in Philadelphia, the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN, and grand parades in New York, Detroit, Washington, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.
The Wheelmen are coming to the 2018 GABBF from many many states, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to name a few!