Eagle celebrates Fourth of July with community bike parade | VailDaily.com

Eagle celebrates Fourth of July with community bike parade

Janie Thornton powers her way up the Capitol Street hill during the Eagle July 4 Bike Parade on Wednesday.
Pam Boyd/pboyd@vaildaily.com

EAGLE — Kids and bikes are synonymous with summertime in Eagle. Combine the two and bang — you have a parade.

For 16 years now, Eagle’s Fourth of July recipe for fun has been a community ride from Brush Creek Park to Eagle Town Park. Once their ride is complete, the kids enjoy games and treats before getting hosed down by a Greater Eagle Fire Protection District truck.

At just 1-month-old, Elise Watrous may well have been the youngest 2018 parade participant. The event is always a multigenerational celebration with grandparents and parents coaxing kiddos up the Capitol Street hill before ditching the bikes, strollers, scooters and wagons to find some shade at Town Park.

“We are just so grateful that Eagle has something for the little kids,” said Elise’s mom, Laura Watrous. “We are glad to get to celebrate Fourth of July in our hometown.”

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