A Neighborhood Parade for Kids of All Ages...
WHEEL DAY 2012 is MAY 27th! (Rain date: May 28th) Wheel on down Old Dominion Boulevard in style at the annual North Ridge Wheel Day Parade on Sunday, May 27th. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their bike, trike, scooter, skates, stroller, doll carriage, or anything with wheels and join the fun. Arrive at 2:45 PM to line up for the parade of rolling children, which starts at Beverley Circle on Old Dominion Boulevard and rolls down hill to the Beverley Hills Church. Prizes and refreshments are included.
This event is FREE, open to all ages, and requires no reservations. Just show up your the decorated wheels of choice and have fun.
NRCA always needs volunteers for a number of easy and fun jobs:
* Blocking and staffing crossroads
* Registering participants
* Setting up and refreshing snacks & beverages
* Cleaning up, and more!
What is the history of Wheel Day?
A North Ridge tradition dating back to the early 1940s, Wheel Day was conceived by local Cub Scouts at the Beverley Hills Church and quickly evolved into an annual event. Neighbors came to watch the parade of kids make their way through Beverley Hills with wagons, doll carriages, and bicycles all brilliantly decorated and made into floats. According to North Ridge Lore, the event also included a soap box derby for a number of years. Although Wheel Day celebrations became more intermittent and less elaborate in the 1960s, members of the North Ridge Citizens' Association resumed the annual tradition in the 1970s and continue it to this day. Wheel Day is now celebrated during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.