Venice Electric Light Parade shines on every Sunday night

For five years on Sunday night, visitors to Venice Beach in southern California see a show like no other. Riders bring their bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and anything else with wheels that’s human-powered decorated in LED lights for a parade along the beach.

Marcus Gladney founded the parade to promote bicycle safety at night and to have fun. “I said, ‘I’m going to start a bicycle parade for everyone, and I’ll be like Willy Wonka and the Pied Piper combined,’” he said in an interview for the Los Angeles Times.

There’s no fee to participate. Anyone who wants to ride is welcome. Simply show up at Venice Beach at 6:15 p.m. for a 6:30 departure.

If you don’t have a bicycle, Gladney rents them for $80 a night.

For more information, visit the Venice Electric Light Parade Facebook page or website. Regular updates are posted on the Facebook page.

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