West U.’s Annual Bike Parade This Friday
West U’s annual Independence Day Bike Parade and Pool Party begins at 9:45 a.m. Friday in front of West U. Elementary, 3736 University Blvd. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles, wagons and strollers. The bike parade begins at 10 a.m., and participants will travel west in University Boulevard, turn south on Academy then proceed west on Byron to Colonial Park Pool.
After the parade, admission to Colonial Park Pool is free. There will be pie eating contests, potato sack races and a cannonball contest. The West U. Rotary will hold their annual barbeque fundraiser, with brisket available for a suggested donation of $5. Money raised this year will go towards helping the West U. Little League Challenger team travel to the Little League World Series. The event ends at 2 p.m., with the pool remaining open until 5 p.m. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 713-662-5892.