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The 4th of July IB Bike Parade and Pancake Breakfast has Grown to one of Imperial Beach's Premier Events in just 7 Years

Jun 28, 2019 07:55PM ● By Paul Spear

In 2012 when the City of Imperial Beach Did away with the US Sandcastle Open Greg Hughes along with his family decided they wanted to do something for the community and the started the IB Bike Parade and it was an immediate success. Greg with his wife Shannon mom, Bonnie and father and friends all pitched in and did a Pancake Breakfast after the bike ride and it has just kept on growing. They probably had about 2,000 + people riding their bikes or other vehicles on the Fourth of July last year and a few hundred show up for the breakfast.   

The bike parade starts at 9am with assembly starting at 8.30. 

Bring your kids, dress up and have a blast riding through the streets of Imperial Beach on tHURSday, July 4th. Meet in the parking lot in front of Mar Vista High School and be ready to leave at 8 am sharp and when you are done join in the pancake breakfast at the finish line at Greg Hughes's House at 320 Date Ave. where he and his family host a pancake breakfast. Lots of people bring items to pitch in for the Pancake Breakfast and party that follows but it is not a requirement.

8:30 am - Staging in front of MVHS on Elm Street (or on 4th Street if you want to avoid the hill) 
8:45 am - Color Guard ceremony & National 
9:00 am Parade Begins 

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Thank you,

Paul Spear, Editor, 


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