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What is National Vespa Parade Day? Only one of the best days ever! It's an opportunity for Vespisti and Scooteratti to gather and ride. The Vespa Club Of America (VCOA) wants you to help promote scooter riding, and all scoots are welcome. We don't need a hundred scooters to make a parade, but it sure would be nice. Wherever you may be, get out and show your scooter pride!

Where are you riding tomorrow?
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Will it count if I take one of my Chinese scooters out on the road?
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Will it count if I take one of my Chinese scooters out on the road?
Absolutely! Ride what you have. Ride what you love. Ride and spread the joy of scooters.
Guzzi Gal wrote:
...help promote scooter riding, and all scoots are welcome.
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The Vespa Parade Ride will be part of Amerivespa in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Should be a few scooters there.
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Here in the heart of the Jersey Shore, my club (Jersey Shore Chaos Crew) will be hooking up with Noo Yawk Vespistas for a good-sized parade tomorrow. Pictures, I promise.
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We meet at Vespa Naples tomorrow at 10am. Pictures will follow if the ominous rain forecast abates! Crying or Very sad emoticon
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I'll definitely be riding my GTS tomorrow. I'll be in a parade of one but it will still be the best part of my day.
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Here in the heart of the Jersey Shore, my club (Jersey Shore Chaos Crew) will be hooking up with Noo Yawk Vespistas for a good-sized parade tomorrow. Pictures, I promise.
Where will y'all be riding?
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Where will y'all be riding?
It starts, interestingly, not far from me in Asbury Park, then riding along the Shore up to Atlantic Highlands, where we'll have something of an outdoor party.
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I'll be riding with the Jersey Shore Chaos Crew as well. Great bunch of people. Shined up the GTS 250 last night for the occasion.
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What a great turnout!
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I took mine out for a brief ride this morning to represent the scooter troops. It was pretty hot out there.
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San Diego group. 14 people. A smaller crowd as the meetup was 35 miles north of the city in the suburbs. Had to bail early but rode what I could.
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Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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The Jersey Shore Chaos Crew had a fantastic turnout. It amazed me how many people stopped what they were doing to take pictures and wave. At the staging area, I counted 60 scooters but there were more by the time we launched.
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The Jersey Shore Chaos Crew had a fantastic turnout. It amazed me how many people stopped what they were doing to take pictures and wave. At the staging area, I counted 60 scooters but there were more by the time we launched.
An absolute blast, it was. T'was a treat and privilege to meet up with johnnytwowheels as well. (Many, many more photos forthcoming.)
Obligatory Selfie #2: Me & Johnny: A splendid time was had by all.
Obligatory Selfie #2: Me & Johnny: A splendid time was had by all.
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What a great turnout!
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Sorry to miss it, but had to ride across Wisconsin to get home at a reasonable time. Does having 3 of us (well, only one Vespa) going through a couple dozen or so towns count?
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Our group of 12 in Naples,FL.
The rain waited. Note New Piaggio 1 electric and lovely Justin Bieber Vespa on left side.
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San Diego group. 14 people. A smaller crowd as the meetup was 35 miles north of the city in the suburbs. Had to bail early but rode what I could.
The only land North of Oceanside that is not suburbs is known as USMC Base Camp Pendleton. The only reason there are notr hoses along the beach from Santa Monica to Imperial Beach.
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The only land North of Oceanside that is not suburbs is known as USMC Base Camp Pendleton. The only reason there are notr hoses along the beach from Santa Monica to Imperial Beach.
Yep. Route started in Oceanside and ran south.
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We got monsooned. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Vespa Day: Hands Across the Hudson

The designated meet-up/staging area was the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot just a quarter-mile from my house - my little inside joke here is that my penchant for showing up late for group rides is such that they chose this and literally dared me to be late for this one - but this meetup was way too important to be tardy about: not only was the occasion a biggie, nor was it just about the fact that the Chaos Crew had grown to fifty members as of a day or two ago, but for this Parade we were being joined by the New York Vespa Club…a seriously big deal.

I arrived (pretty much) on-time, parked Thelonica, broke out the camera and started snapping away. This was, but a good measure, the biggest group-ride I've ever participated in, seeing so many riders I'd never met, along with those I've known for a while…and that was before the New York crew rolled in, swelling the parade ranks to at least 60 riders (likely more by the time we got rolling). Temperature was a bit on the hot side, but otherwise weather was near-perfect. We took a tour through my adopted home of Asbury Park, circled around and rode through Allenhurst, Deal, Long Branch and Red Bank (with more than a few passers-by cheering us on). Took a few tasty bits of winding two-lane until we landed near Atlantic Highlands, where we had a quite lovely picnic, replete with pizza and a raffle (including a generous donation from the New York Vespa Club) as well as our sponsors Pasta Volo, Franny's, and Feed & Seed). Yes, it's my First World Vespa Day rodeo, and I fully admit to being gobsmacked by the experience.
Arrival: There's already a serious swarm.
Arrival: There's already a serious swarm.
Many people I knew, many more I didn't…and that was a good thing.
Many people I knew, many more I didn't…and that was a good thing.
A few of the Chaos Crew luminaries.
A few of the Chaos Crew luminaries.
Yes, actual mopeds, including an electric. Some seriously cool builds here.
Yes, actual mopeds, including an electric. Some seriously cool builds here.
Arrival: The New York Vespa Club, in da Joisey house.
Arrival: The New York Vespa Club, in da Joisey house.
A Closer Look at those Mopeds: Seriously, these kids did some cool mods.
A Closer Look at those Mopeds: Seriously, these kids did some cool mods.
Representing: Jersey. (That's us.)
Representing: Jersey. (That's us.)
Representing: Gotham. (Quite the crew themselves.)
Representing: Gotham. (Quite the crew themselves.)
Many scooters, many riders, much merriment.
Many scooters, many riders, much merriment.
A gift from the New York Club.
A gift from the New York Club.
From New York: Got a good deal of info about the New York Club from him.
From New York: Got a good deal of info about the New York Club from him.
The Other End of the Ride: Someone mention pizza?
The Other End of the Ride: Someone mention pizza?
Ride, Chat. Chew: By the time I was through, I was a bit hungry again.
Ride, Chat. Chew: By the time I was through, I was a bit hungry again.
Noted: My kind of irreverence.
Noted: My kind of irreverence.
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Owww….
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