Photo by Timothy Wilkinson

On Sunday, Oct. 20, join the undead and participate in the Zombie Bike Parade in Davis. This creepy, cool experience on wheels will be giant, with 500-plus expected to be in attendance. Bikers are encouraged to be creative with their attire (just be aware that this is a family friendly event). Zombies, do your best and wear makeup or masks that show off your undead flare. As for bikes, each ghoulish contraption should have a minimum of one wheel with a maximum of three. But no worries for beginners, training wheels are a-OK! If you have a furry friend or tiny zombies that tire easily, bring a trailer for strolling with the pack. After the parade, relax and peruse the Square Tomatoes craft fair. For those sick of blood and guts, there will be food trucks and vendors for an excellent bite to eat. Other activities include a costume contest, face painting, action flip book photo booths, live music and a zombie flash mob. The Zombie Bike Parade is presented by the Davis Odd Fellows and The Bike Campaign, while all proceeds benefit Norcal Trykers, an organization dedicated to providing custom tricycles to children with special needs. Though helmets are strongly encouraged for adults, they are required for zombies under 18. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and tickets are $5. The meeting point is Cenetral Park in downtown Davis. For more information visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #302 (Oct. 9 – 23, 2019)**