Cyclists pedal festively through Christmas in the Park

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- It’s becoming a Christmas tradition for metro-area families, a chance to see Christmas in the Park up close on two wheels. Tuesday’s “Trip the Light Fantastic” was a big one with about a thousand bicyclists.

Everyone is invited out to the bike ride through Christmas in the Park. This special event encourages bicyclists to decorate their bikes, dress up in Christmas gear, and get into the holiday spirit. Tuesday’s nice weather was a plus for participants, but it’s the experience itself that had people interested.

“Just Christmas in the Park itself is just an amazing experience and then to do it on a bicycle, it’s a little more intimate than a car I think,” said Richie Wolfe.

The ride was free for anyone who pre-registered, but on-site registration cost $5. Some of the money collected from t-shirt sales went to the Salvation Army. At the end of the whole ride, prizes were given out for best decorated bike, best dressed individual, and ugliest holiday sweater.