Report at 9:45 a.m. to parade check-in at 31st Street and Broadway Boulevard – on foot or on bike (map: http://g.co/maps/cfp7j).
Our group is #83 in the Emerald Division and listed as “Bike Share KC”. We will be lining up on the east side of Broadway south of 31st Street. If you have problems finding us, please call Eric Rogers at 816-867-8048.
Please be prepared for a lot of standing/waiting until the parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
Feel free to bring snacks, water, games, and other diversions. However, no alcoholic beverages are allowed, and bringing them with you will get our entire group kicked out of the parade. Westport has plenty of places for a beverage after the parade, and some of us will likley gather afterward to celebrate.
If you have friends and family looking for you in the parade, they can line up on Broadway anywhere between Linwood (33rd) and 43rd Street. The parade web site has more information at http://kcirishparade.com/category/parade.
Directions and parking
If you need to drive to the parade, we recommend parking in the Westport area and going north to 31st. It’s about a 20-25 minute walk or a 10 minute bike ride.
The MAX and #57 run on Main Street just east of Broadway, stopping at 31st Street and 43rd Streets – the beginning and end of the parade. The #51 that usually runs on Broadway will be diverted to Southwest Trafficway for most of the day.
KCATA bus reroute information: http://www.kcata.org/rider_bulletins/st_patricks_day_parade_reroutes/
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 17th. We can’t wait to see how you decorate yourself, your bike, or your kids! However you are attired, be prepared for some great fun.