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Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Featured Community Activities | 24 comments

S-Cargo Pumpkin-Carving Halloween Ride: October 29, 2011 at 5 PM


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The big Pumpkin-Carving Halloween S-Cargo Ride details:  It’s this Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 5 PM. Meet-Up place is at 737 South Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL. We will meet in the vacant lot to the left (north) of the light green house. If you need to drive to the event, park your vehicle on the street around Lake Davis, which is one block west of Mills off of Gore. It is easy to find.

This is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin.) We’ll have some pumpkin carving tools and knives available, but you may wish to bring your own paring knife, grapefruit knife, butcher knife, machete, chain saw, or whatever you traditionally use. Also, bring something to light your pumpkin creation, preferably battery-powered. Decorating your bicycle cargo rig is encouraged, and feel free to dress in something festive.

We’ll have a fun ride through town to display our jack-0-lanterns.  Ride whatever you have. Be sure to put a front and rear light on your bike. We look forward to seeing everybody!


  1. This is pretty amazing. Now that I have the address, I have found that it is zero point nine miles away from the charging station I’ve selected.

    I’ve never carved a pumpkin in my life! Isn’t it kind of messy? I have a ‘lectric chain saw, but it needs to be plugged into an outlet. Is there a human powered chain saw? Oh, they are called hand saws, aren’t they?

    I’ll drag B.O.B. trailer out and put him to good use too!

    • There’s an outlet for your chainsaw if you’re so inclined.

  2. Fred, don’t forget your old-school hockey mask…

  3. I’ve never carved a pumpkin before either…maybe I’ll cheat and just get one of those plastic deals. Ha.

    • Pumpkin carving with young children is a tradition. It doesn’t actually (usually) involve a chain saw. You owe it to yourself to give pumpkin carving a try. I’m bringing some simple, non-lethal pumpkin carving tools for you. Besides, pumpkins and bicycles go together like, uhm, well… anyway, come see for yourself!

      • “some simple, non-lethal pumpkin carving tools”

        Plastic knives don’t work very well.

      • Okay, I’m game to give it a go. Any recs on what I should bring to light it with/attach to my bike?

        • Do you have a rear rack or a front basket? Let me know what you have, and I can make some suggestions. I have an extra light I can bring for you.

          • I have a rear rack. Thanks, Diana!

          • OK, Shannon, I’ve got you covered. Please pick a modest sized pumpkin, not a gigantic one. I’ll bring a pumpkin-mounting system for you.

          • You rock Diana. I’m a small gal, so it wouldn’t be too big anyway. :)

  4. Could you add the date and time to the post?

    • Thanks, Jason. I did.

  5. Saturday, October 29, 2011 5:00pm-9:00pm

  6. Wish we could come. We already have plans. Catch yall next time.

  7. Wish I could join you but am still getting over my “non-flu” (the very much flu-like symptoms that one gets from getting a flu shot which “they” claim cannot actually give you the flu). Have a great time – may the best pumpkin win and hope you all carve responsibly (especially those yielding chain saws).

    • Bummer, John. We’ll miss you.

      That’s why I don’t get flu shots.

  8. Cannot find a pumpkin anywhere… This is not good. :(

    • I just got two at Publix, they have piles of them.

    • Clemons Produce on Curry Ford at Crystal Lake has plenty.

      • I’d be coming from Kissimmee down Orange Ave. Are they near there?Thanks.

        • Just stop at a Publix

          • Will do on my way then. I was surprised Target and Whole Foods were out. See you around 5pm.

  9. Wish I could have been there! Will catch another “special” ride sometime.


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