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Zombie Bike Ride Festival this Weekend

Visit Davis, home of the West Coast’s ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE Halloweekend Festival from Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th. Encounter endless Halloween spectacles, including mad scientists, rotting robots 🤖, dancing dead, electrifying e-bikes, karate, fencing, laser marksmanship, and a skydiving grand finale 🪂! The Davis Odd Fellows, The Bike Campaign, Visit Davis, and the City of Davis are delighted to partner with more than 150 sponsors, collaborators, and media partners to provide unforgettable Halloweekend experiences! 🦇

The Zombie Bike Ride’s mission has always been to make bicycling available to everyone, including children with disabilities. Over the past four years, event organizers have raised funds (primarily from sponsors) and donated more than $22,000 💰 to NorCal Trykers, an organization that creates custom tricycles for children with disabilities. Each tricycle costs about $1,000 to make, and funds from our events have provided 23 children with custom tricycles so far. 😇 These children get to experience the freedom of riding on a bicycle and feeling the wind in their hair for the first time. With the help of our generous sponsors, we have been able to raise money for our beneficiary, NorCal Trykers, while keeping our events almost entirely FREE 😎 to the public! More opportunities to donate to NorCal Trykers are available along the bike route.

If you’re visiting from out of town, arrive early with your family and friends on Friday and experience all that Davis has to offer: art 🎨, culture, a vibrant night life, and wonderful lodging. Book a room in one of our 12 hotels/motels, visit the UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden 🌳, and stroll our downtown. Don’t forget to bring, buy, or rent a bike! Davis boasts a variety bike shops, including our featured partners: HMP Bikes, Davis Cyclery, Green Bicycle Depot, and the Bike Garage. Additionally, the City of Davis has partnered with SPIN bikes and scooters 🛴, and you can find rentals throughout town. Download the app with the bright red icon.

Beginning the Halloweekend festivities on Friday, the Davis Food Co-op is hosting a Halloween Block Party from 6-8pm at 620 G Street in Davis, CA. Enjoy live music from Big Sticky Mess 🎵, local food, and Yolo County beer and wine. There will also be art vendors, a Halloween costume contest, and pumpkin decorating. No tickers are needed for this FREE community event.

Zombie activities begin Saturday morning with ZOMBIE PAINTBALL from 9am-3:30pm, located at 24998 Co Rd 102 in Davis, CA. Zombie Paintball 💥 features a game of zombies vs humans. Humans who get hit with paint join the undead ranks. Can YOU survive the attack? Zombie Paintball is one of the very few features with a cost associated. Davis Paintball’s rules and charges apply.

If you've got time to spare, take your family and friends out to Bobby Dazzler's Pumpkin Patch 🎃 Open weekdays 12-7pm and weekends 9am-7pm. Open your world to acres of pumpkins, a maze, a petting zoo, horse rides, hay pyramids, picnic areas, and so much more, all at 23300 Co Rd 99D, in Woodland, CA. Most importantly, take a ride on their famous Cow Train 🐮, a ride that cannot be explained­—only experienced.

Then get ready for a hauntingly good time, as Mirror Image Dance Company brings you their TRUNK-OR-TREAT EXTRAVAGANZA! Join trick-or-treaters on Saturday, October 28th, from 2-5pm (with an early 1:30-2pm slot open for youth with disabilities) for a ghoul-tastic event. The dance studio 💃🏾 has conjured up a cauldron full of activities, including Laser Pistols, Face Painting, Dancing, a Costume Runway Walk, Bounce Houses, and food and drinks (including adult drinks 🍻) from the Buckhorn food truck, all at 2121 2nd Street Ste. A-106 in Davis, CA.

After a day of sightseeing or Zombie Paintball, settle down at the Zombie Bike Ride’s family-friendly PRE-BIKE BREW PARTY, hosted by Sudwerk Brewing Co. from 5-9pm at 2001 2nd Street in Davis. Meet like-minded 🧠 zombie friends, get a bite to eat, and enjoy brews, boos 👻, and plenty of Halloween candy at one of Davis’ most popular hangouts—complete with a mini pumpkin patch and carved pumpkins. From 7-9pm, party like it’s 1989 with Sacramento’s 80’s cover band, Same As It Ever Was, as they play new wave, punk, reggae, and early MTV hits. It’s totally tubular!

We suggest getting plenty of rest on Saturday night, because the community of Davis has come together to surprise families and friends with a monstrously large Halloween present 🎁 on Sunday, October 29th from 12-3:30pm. Drum roll please 🥁…our team of event organizers invites visitors and residents alike to join thousands of Halloween creatures for the ride of your life at our 5th annual, family-friendly ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE!!! 🚲

The ride takes place along the 12-mile Davis Bike Loop. See the route on our website: Expect more than 15 entertainment stations, several zombie bike mechanics ⚙, and food and drink vendors. As an added bonus, participants can join the Zombie Kingdom Quest 🏰! Traverse the Zombie Kingdom of Davis, visit 6 or more entertainment stations, and earn a FREE board game and access to the castle bounce house. Entertainment stations range from interactive opportunities—such as engaging with local Davis groups like the robotics team (Citrus Circuits) and the Davis Fencing Academy ⚔—to encountering epic spectacles—such as zombies on stilts, an entire Halloween marching band, and a party 🎊 on UC Davis Campus with DJ Mellax! Also, expect pop-up stations by community members, including the possibility of brain juice (pink lemonade) stand run by neighborhood children along the route. In conjunction with these events, the City of Davis will host a grand opening ceremony for the new Bike Pump Track 🚵 at Community Park at 12pm. This will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a demonstration ride by a member of the Davis Bike Park Alliance. Afterward, the public is welcome to explore the hills and jumps on their bikes.

In our experience, most riders can complete the entire Davis Bike Loop. Hop on the route at any location and ride in either direction. Although our event emphasizes bicycling, it is not required. All active mobility participants are invited: pedestrians, scooters, skateboards, strollers, wheelchairs, powerchairs, and other modes of transportation. For those who find it difficult to traverse bike lanes and green belts, we suggest driving to Community Park, where most of the day’s festivities take place. Community Park has food and drink vendors, entertainment, and the Skydance Skydiving grand finale ☄ at 3:30pm. The Zombie Bike Ride should be treated as a community-wide amusement park, so map out your custom route!

A 12-mile bike ride will make you as ravenous as a zombie, so take advantage of our Zombie Circus 🎪 food and drink vendors at Community Park: The Hotdogger, Steve’s Pizza, Puros Churros, Kona Ice, and Purple Tree Café.

Finally, in downtown Davis from 4-6pm, join our ZOMBIE MASH AFTERPARTY, featuring Stunt Master’s zombified BMX 🏍 performers hitting ramps, launching into the air, and unleashing unearthly tricks. Partygoers can enjoy music by DJ Duc Jones, Fire University 🔥 fire dancers, and a variety of downtown food, drink, and dessert options. This afterparty is sponsored by the Davis Downtown Business Association.

Online registration for the Zombie Bike Ride is completely optional, but it is recommended for saving the date, receiving day-of-event announcements, and being entered into a raffle for a “Greg the Zombie” plushy that lets you pull out his brain, heart, and guts!

Have questions about our lineup of events? Want to join in the planning, sponsor our event, or form a partnership? Reach out to Zombie Bike Ride coordinator, Aaron Wedra, at

— Aaron Wedra, Event Chair, Davis Odd Fellows & The Bike Campaign


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