To reduce gaps between groups, maintain an consistent and safe pace, and ensure an entertaining parade for all, all parade groups are required to provide designated wheel walkers / contingent liaisons.
During the parade, wheel walkers / contingent liaisons are asked to:
• Walk on either side of their moving vehicle(s), next to the wheels, to ensure the area in front of your group is clear of any pedestrians, parade viewers or other participants;
• Maintain the movement and pacing of all vehicles and marchers belonging to your group, keeping a distance of approximately 20 feet from the group ahead of you;
• Carry your group's designation number, if any, so announcers can identify your group's media information/description;
• Serve as a designated contact for your group for Parade Monitors along the route;
• Direct your group to your designated breakdown area. (Parade volunteers will be on site to assist you.)
The designated wheel walker/contingent liaison must be able to attend one Safety Workshop for parade safety training.
Upon check-in on parade day, wheel walkers/contingent liaisons will be issued an armband or other identification to be worn during the parade so they are easily identified by Parade Monitors or Staff along the route, and provide assistance, if needed. Wheel walkers/contingent liaison requirements are as follows:
Walking, Marching Groups
01 - 49 People: 2 Parade Liaisons
50 - 100People: 4 Parade Liaisons
Passenger Vehicles; Cars, Pickups, SUVs, etc.
2 Wheel Walkers per Vehicle (1 on each side)
Floats, Flatbeds, Stakebeds, Trailers, Buses
4 Wheel Walkers (2 on each side)