Over 30 kids and parents braved the heat for a beloved tradition and a popsicle.
For the past 14 years, the Fourth of July tradition for Idlewood Drive has looked like patriotic streamers twirled around baskets and American flags duct-taped to handlebars. It's the neighborhood's annual bike parade, and they go all out.
"I visited my sister-in-law in D.C., and they had a big parade," said organizer Julie Bass. "I thought it was so cute for everyone to come out. With young kids they're just anticipating the fireworks all day, so this gives them something fun to do."
The Fourth of July Wildwood and Idlewood Bike Parade brings neighbors from surrounding streets like Country Club Drive and Neptune Avenue out of their homes to watch the blur of red, white and blue fly bye and signal the start of the holiday.
"It's crazy because some of the kids started riding in seats on the back of their parents bikes," Bass said. "Now they're out here on their own."