It started on a whim and has grown to become one of the most enjoyed aspects of Fantasy Fest week, surpassing I dare say the Locals Parade which has been taken over by non-locals.
The bike ride attracts thousands, so many its original start point on Stock Island at Recycle Bicycles got too messy with traffic. Nowadays it starts around 2 pm at the East Martello Tower and sets off down South Roosevelt at six pm (when I am safely at work).
The Zombie Bike Ride is about bicycles and costumes and fun and noy nudity and not even much drunkenness anymore.
Joking aside, for lots of people this is a family affair:
Everyone is out to be seen:
And not necessarily as a zombie...
And modern zombies that do show up are equipped with all mod cons, modern conveniences like cell phones:
There are subtle reminders of Irma everywhere, churned up ground, producing mud ina town that by and large is all cleaned up:
Law enforcement on hand to lead the parade: