Thousands of sun-starved people packed the streets for the 30th running of the Fremont Solstice Parade, and the weather couldn’t have been any better.
As they do every year, the naked cyclists kicked off the action, turning heads on Market St. in Ballard before heading back to Fremont to lead off the parade.
“This was the biggest raft of naked cyclists I’ve seen since I moved to Seattle in 1991. Easily over a thousand,” wrote parade spectator Josh on Twitter.
The carrot bikers (above) were a big hit.
It’s also the first year with Lime and Ofo rental bikes at their disposal, and quite a few of the naked cyclists rode the rentals, raising some eyebrows and sparking lots of jokes about sanitary wipes.
“OH MY GOD NUDE CYCLISTS ON LIME BIKES NOOO,” tweeted Rhonda during the parade.
The bikers are always the big attraction, but the parade itself didn’t disappoint. Here’s a collection of photos — our thanks to Liz Gallagher, Susanne Donaldson and Debbie Paulsen in the My Ballard Facebook Group — and you can see a lot more on Instagram here.
By the way, the fun in Fremont runs all weekend with the Fremont Fair. More details and the music schedule is available here.