The Rules of the Cyclists
Don’t be creepy. Seriously. Don’t stare at people. Don’t take photographs without permission. If you’re not getting painted or helping someone get painted, don’t come.
Be respectful of your fellow painters. The painting party is tight quarters, so try to be mindful of other people getting painted around you.
Be respectful of your fellow cyclists. We’re a big group on a narrow street, and accidents may happen! Ride safely and try to be mindful of other cyclists.
Be respectful of other parade participants. We are just one part of the parade. Be sure to give room to the floats and dancers. Never circle back among the other participants!
Be respectful of parade spectators. The Fremont Solstice Parade is a family friendly event. Of course, folks expect the painted cyclists, but they may not want your junk in their kid’s face. Use good judgment when interacting with spectators.
The Rules of the Fremont Arts Council
No Printed Words: Any printed communications, written words, recognizable logos, signage, leaf-letting, or advertising in any form are prohibited on the parade route. Participants must stretch to express their ideas visually, groups flow together in one juxtaposed whole, and we’re all happily free of logos for the day.
No Motor Vehicles: People take back the streets! Creations are moved with human-power (motorized wheelchairs are always welcome); we’re happily free of cars for the day.
No Live Animals: Dogs, cats and hamsters are happier and logistics are easier without poopers or pooper scoopers (aid dogs welcome).
No Guns or Weapons: Joy and love rule the streets. We are safe and free of guns and weapons for the day.