As if this parade wasn't fun enough already, Jo-Ann plays bagpipe music over speakers while "the children ride in formation up and down the street, neighbors on their doorsteps clapping and cheering as the procession passes ."
I grew up in a tight-knit neighborhood and reading about Jo-Ann's bike parade brought back many wonderful memories of similar traditions I grew up with. Every neighborhood should have a Jo-Ann or two to get the ball rolling with simple activities that kids will remember forever. For more about her bike parade (including more photos) and loads of other ideas stop in and visit Jo-Ann at Pumpkin Petunia. (Images: Pumpkin Petunia) [Editor's note: This post was originally published June 17, 2009. We re-run it every year because it's such a fun idea!]