The Fremont Solstice Cyclists ride
on Saturday, June 21, 2014!


Timeline (tentative for 2014, pending announcement of parade time and site)

4:00-7:30 p.m. Set up party at CSR Marine.

9:00-1:30 Group paint party.

1:30-2:00 Clean up and organize for ride.

2:00-2:45 Ride to parade.

2:45-3:00 Enter the parade route (after 3:00, don’t try to join up).

3:00-?? Loop back through the parade route as often as you like, always keeping ahead of the parade, and always keeping to the right side of the street.

11:00-1:00 Clean up party at CSR Marine.


Painting parties

Lots of people organize their own painting parties.  Smaller groups can be fun.  If you are willing to share the experience with “new friends”, please post to SolCycles@yahoogroups.com.  Rendezvous at the start of the parade route – corner of 3rd Ave NW and NW 36th St – at 2:45pm, painted and ready to kick off the parade! Make sure you get to the parade start on time; joining after that is difficult and dangerous.

Main painting party

CSR Marine (tentative)
4701 Shilshole ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Here’s a handy diagram of the paint location.

Please bring $10 ($15 if you want to share paint) to pay your share of the cost of outfitting the site.

Please arrive early; it gets crowded towards the end.  Get painted, then move outside to make space for others, unless you’re helping others get painted.

Shared paint and paint brushes will be available (though the selection may be thin towards the end).  Get some paint in a small container and move away from the table to paint up.  Bring the left-overs back to the central table and get your next color.

There will be a couple of spray-paint stations.

Please clean up your paint area when you’re done.  Bring any usable left-over paint (if it’s acrylic) and brushes to the central table and throw everything else away.

Please do not leave anything you care about at CSR Marine; nobody will be looking after it. If you forget something there, you may be able to pick it up during the clean up the next day, but don’t count on it.


Join the community

To get (or provide) further details on the ride, the painting party, the set up, the clean up, and painting ideas, join our community by sending a message to SolCycles-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, with a short message saying how you fit in.


The Painted Cyclists have long been a fixture of the Fremont Solstice Parade – an event created and produced by the Fremont Arts Council. The parade is a fantastic and whimsical celebration of the return of the sun, complete with larger than life puppets, floats, and street performers.

The Painted Cyclists engage and entertain the crowd with our boldness, bareness and enthusiasm. Join us as we welcome summer to Seattle with an outpouring of artistic expression, fossil-fuel-free travel, and fun.

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