We Cycle Bike Shop's Zombie Bike Ride was created in 2009 by Marky Pierson of Wonderdog Studios and Evan Haskell & Chris Needham of WeCycle Bike Shop. The bike ride quickly grew from a couple hundred people to nearly 5,000 in 2013.  The ride is a little over four miles long and takes a leisurely pace down US1 along the Atlantic Ocean, right at sunset.  The Zombie Bike Ride has grown to epic proportions with the help of thousands of fun-loving, bike-riding, costume-sporting, and rock-and-roll townspeople.  A police escort leads the ride down US1, past the Zombie Beach Bash at Salute! On The Beach, downtown past The Green Parrot Bar, and down to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater where the ZombieFest continues.
Zombie Land at the historic and haunted Fort East Martello opens at 2pm, boasting live music, entertainment and food/drink vendors. New this year, carnival games, crafts and even Zombie Ponies! Face and body paint start at 2pm. Face painting is first come first served with each artist offering designs around $50 - please be prepared to wait up to 1 hour for face and body painting at the fort.  Some artists do take appointments earlier in the day.  A $10 registration fee per rider pays for the insurance, street closures, cone rentals, police officers and permits.  Plus it gets you a 2023 souvenir Zombie Bike Ride collectible wristband.
Zombie Bike Riders are encouraged to drink a lot of water, limit their alcohol consumption and follow all bike safety rules. Rentals are available for the ride but the bikes must be returned to WeCycle Bike Shop. The WeCycle crew will help with last minute tune-ups and safety equipment for the ride. For questions about bike rentals and t-shirts, visit wecyclekw.com.