Zombie Bike Ride: A Halloweekend FestivalOct 20, 2022 12:00AM ● By Smartz Graphics News Release
Get your bike ready for the Zombie Bike Ride on Sunday, October 30th from 12-3:30 pm. There you'll laugh, howl and pedal for your life in unforgettable Halloweekend! Photo courtesy of Smartz Graphics
DAVIS, CA (MPG) - Visit Davis, California, home of the West Coast’s ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE festival from Saturday, October 29th through Sunday, October 30th. Encounter endless Halloween spectacles, including hordes of the undead, rotting robots, swords, lasers, Halloween hounds, a giant inflatable octopus, and a skydiving grand finale! The Davis Odd Fellows and the Bike Campaign are delighted to help present unforgettable Halloweekend experiences! Full details at www.zombiebikeparade.com.
Over the past three years, Zombie Bike Ride’s organizers have raised funds (primarily from sponsors) and donated more than $14,000 to Norcal Trykers, an organization that creates custom tricycles for children with disabilities. Each tricycle costs about $1,000 to make, and these children get to experience the freedom of riding on a bicycle and feeling the wind in their hair for the first time.
There are many opportunities along the route to help our generous sponsors raise money for Norcal Trykers, while also hosting almost entirely FREE to the public events!
You can experience all that Davis has to offer including art, culture, a vibrant night life, and wonderful lodging. Book a room in one of our 12 motels/hotels, visit the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden, and stroll our downtown. Davis boasts a variety bike shops to rent your ride, including our featured partners: Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, Davis Cyclery, Green Bicycle Depot, Freewheeler, and The Bike Garage.
Zombie activities begin Saturday morning with ZOMBIE PAINTBALL from 9 am-3:30 pm at Davis Paintball, located at 24998 Co Rd 102. Zombie Paintball features the use of green paint in a game of zombies vs humans. Humans who get hit with green paint join the undead ranks. Can YOU survive the attack? Zombie Paintball is one of the very few features with a cost associated. Davis Paintball’s rules and charges apply.
After a day of sightseeing or Zombie Paintball, settle down at the Zombie Bike Ride’s family-friendly PRE-BIKE BREW PARTY, hosted by Sudwerk Brewing Co. from 5-8 pm at 2001 2nd Street. Meet like-minded zombie friends, get a bite to eat together, and enjoy brews, boos, and plenty of Halloween treats—complete with a mini pumpkin patch.
Then on Sunday, October 30th from 12-3:30 pm our team of event organizers invites visitors and residents alike to join thousands of Halloween creatures for the ride of your life at our 4th annual, family-friendly ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE!!!
Along the 12-mile Davis Bike Loop (visit our website for event map) you can expect more than 10 entertainment stations, several zombie bike mechanics, food and drink vendors, opportunities for prizes for best costumes, and so much more. Entertainment stations range from interactive opportunities—such as engaging with local Davis groups like the robotics team (Citrus Circuits) and the Davis Fencing Academy—to encountering epic spectacles—such as zombies on stilts, an entire Halloween marching band, a Michael Jackson’s Thriller performance, and a huge party on UC Davis Campus with DJ Mellax!
Although we emphasize bicycling and most riders can complete the entire Davis Bike Loop, it is not required. Scooters, skateboards, strollers, and other modes of transportation are allowed. Community Park food and drink will be served by vendors such as Hotdogger, Steve’s Pizza, Niknek Lemonade, Kona Ice, and our vegan option, Vegan Circus along with entertainment, and the Skydance Skydiving grand finale at 3:30pm.
After you watch zombies literally fall from the sky at the end of our renowned bike ride, we want to make your visit to Davis, Calif., even better by inviting you to the ZOMBIE MASH AFTERPARTY from 4-6pm at E Street Plaza (228 E Street), sponsored by the Davis Downtown Business Association and featuring many unique small businesses, art galleries, bars, retail shopping, and more!
This year only—the Zombie Bike Ride is hosting celebrity comedian and MTV personality, Brent Pella, at our Zombie Bike Ride Comedy Show/Fundraiser on Sunday, October 30th from 7:30-9pm at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge (415 2nd Street).
Pella’s comedy sketches, celebrity impressions, and parody music videos have gained more than 200 million views online and have been featured on MTV, Funny or Die, BroBible, Worldstar HipHop, and more.
Comedy show tickets are $50 each, and proceeds from ticket sales will go to our non-profit beneficiaries, Norcal Trykers and The Bike Campaign.
If you wish to join the cause, sponsor our event, or form a partnership, please contact Zombie Bike Ride coordinator, Aaron Wedra, at 530-574-7306 or [email protected].