We do not  yet have a paint party location that will accommodate the bulk of the riders for this year.  We will probably need many small locations; do you have a friend in Wallingford, Fremont, or Ballard you can convince to host you and a couple of friends?  If you have an idea of a bigger place we can use, join the group below and share it!

The solstice parade will be Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Time Line:

Set up at paint locations

Morning: Paint up, then ride to Gas Works Park

1:00-1:30 Form up at Gas Works

1:30-2:30 Ride from Gas Works Park to parade route, loop on parade route as desired, then exit to Gas Works or beyond.

Clean up at paint parties

Painting parties

If you want to organize your own paint-up and you’re willing to share the experience with new friends, please post to  Rendezvous at Gas Works Park at 1:00pm.

See the page on the main paint party if you want to join the bulk of the riders in painting up.

Join the community

To get (or provide) further details on the ride, the paint party, and painting ideas, join our community by sending a message to, with a short message saying how you fit in.

The Painted Cyclists have long been a fixture of the Fremont Solstice Parade experience.  The parade is produced by the Fremont Arts Council; it’s 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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