View Full Version : Call for Mardi Gras Parade Volunteers!

Tim Kelley
02-03-2015, 10:14 AM
The Clarendon Mardis Gras Parade is taking place on February 17th this year. BikeArlington, WalkArlington and Capital Bikeshare are participating again and we want folks of all ages and abilities walking and riding bikes with us, some come on out! We're looking for folks to walk/roll through Clarendon tossing out beads and candy with us. The parade starts at 8pm, so we'll probably be stage about 6:30 or so, final details to come!

Join our people-powered platoon by signing up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1odcKoF2GZDJ1aHd4pLkiLr-Bs5RyNQFX4QzaEAlEKSY/viewform

Previous year's Facebook albums:



Here's the official website:


Quick, somebody post a picture of me in a dress!

02-03-2015, 10:39 AM
I win!


Tim Kelley
02-03-2015, 10:42 AM
I win!

Thanks to your help, now that we've seen this photo we're all winners!

02-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Thanks to your help, now that we've seen this photo we're all winners!

Nooooo. No. Not Steve O.


02-03-2015, 12:51 PM
I'm signed up to volunteer, Jim, and can't wait for the parade to begin!

02-04-2015, 12:24 AM
I signed up, even though I'm pretty sure Mardi Gras is not in fact a Jewish holiday. :D

02-12-2015, 09:01 AM
Snow in the extended forecast (again). Should be fun.

02-16-2015, 11:04 AM
The parade has been postponed again, as it was last year. Arlington could get 4 to 8 inches of snow overnight.

The parade has been rescheduled for St. Patrick's Day, Tue. March 17.


02-16-2015, 03:42 PM
Sigh, and then it will snow on St Patricks and the parade will be cancelled, deja vu all over again. :(

03-02-2015, 11:59 AM
The parade has been rescheduled yet again. This time it is moving to Tue. March 10, at 8 pm.


The current forecast looks promising. Although more ice and snow are on the way this week, it doesn't appear that we will get any precipitation after Thur. Temperatures will warm up on Sun. with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s between Sat. and Wed. The forecast for Tue. is for a high of 52F with clear skies. Temperatures around 40F at 8 pm. The forecast can and will change, but there don't seem to be any storm systems moving in next week.

Tim Kelley
03-02-2015, 12:04 PM
We're still kicking around schedules to see if we can make it work. It falls during the week of the National Bike Summit so we've already got conflicts. We'll let you know when/if we're going to do it.

Erin Potter
03-03-2015, 11:23 AM
So there will still be a walk/bike contingent at the Clarendon Parade, but it will be sans Tim in a dress. So while that is certainly disappointing, if you want to represent some bikelove at the parade, please email rebecca.dunn@neonichestrategies.com to join in the revelry!

03-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Given the predictions of rain for tomorrow, is this still on?

Tim Kelley
03-09-2015, 09:00 PM
Given the predictions of rain for tomorrow, is this still on?

Here's the website: https://clarendon.org/mardi-gras/

BikeArlington won't be there this year, as the rescheduled date conflicts with the National Bike Summit going on this week!

03-10-2015, 10:53 PM
Well, BikeArlington sort of got represented. The banner still said BikeArlington. And I did my best, as the sole bicyclist present, to share the bike love. I biked circles around the walkers, threw beads, and gave out candy to strange children. I couldn't quite manage to look like Tim Kelley in a dress (since I look nothing like Tim Kelley and was not wearing a dress), but I did what I could!