VIDEO: More young bicyclists than ever join the Heritage Days Decorated Bike Parade at Lake Cowichan

Children with their decorated bicycles start off the Heritage Days bike parade on Saturday, May 18 at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan.Children with their decorated bicycles start off the Heritage Days bike parade on Saturday, May 18 at Saywell Park in Lake Cowichan.
Even more children than last year entered the Heritage Days bicycle parade at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Even more children than last year entered the Heritage Days bicycle parade at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park on May 18. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Hayden and Harlow Turner try out their new bicycles before the Heritage Days bike parade at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)Hayden and Harlow Turner try out their new bicycles before the Heritage Days bike parade at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Following the Heritage Days Truck Parade, and the Pooch Parade at Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park on Saturday, May 18, it was time for the decorated bicycle parade.

This event has been quietly building over the past few years and by 1 p.m. it was obvious that there are lots of kids with bikes in Lake Cowichan.

The bicycles were decorated with flowers, streamers, clickers, greenery: anything handy that would stay on with an active youngster aboard, making for a colourful display all around.