Hello Maker Faire – Maker Coordinators,
We’re interested in contacting Makers of human powered vehicles to participate in Ripon’s human powered vehicles only 4th of July Parade.
We know its short notice and apologize for the inconvenience.
We’re a small Central Valley town. As the crow flies, we’re about 60 miles east of Oakland near the junction of Highways 120 and 99.
Our goal is to bring some of the inventive and creative human powered vehicles we’ve seen at Maker Faire Bay Area to Ripon’s 4th of July Parade in order to stimulate the design, engineering and Maker juices of our community. Our parade is a dress up, walk, skate, pedal, push, or drive your human powered vehicle event for all ages to show off their 4th of July spirit and creativity. We’re giving away gift basket/certificates from local businesses as prizes for the best decorated and most creative vehicles. Winners will selected based on the number of text votes they get during the parade.
Last year was the first time we held this parade and we had over 300 local participants. Check out the parade video/oix at http:www.Ripon4thofJuly.com. So, this year, we want to kick up a notch and bring in some unique human powered vehicles to show the local folks what can be done with a little time and design work to recycle items lying around their farm, barn or garage.
\We know gas isn’t cheap. So, we’re willing to cover transportation expenses to get Makers of human powered vehicles to come out East.
It would be great if you could put us in contact with a couple of Makers of human powered vehicles who are willing to spend a few hours, riding in, demonstrating, sharing their insights & experiences with our local community on the 4th of July. Local press will be covering the event. We’re also willing to offer booth space if desired.
Thank you for helping us to get Riponites to start thinking about how to build their own human powered vehicles!
Ripon 4th of July Parade Committee
email: georgeanthonyv at gmail dot com