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Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

  • 11/24/2022
  • 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Chicago, IL

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2022 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade


The Unicycling Society of America, Inc has been selected to participate as a Specialty Unit in the 2022 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. This is your opportunity to represent the unicycling community on a national stage, as the parade will be broadcasted live on the CW! Grab your unicycle, tell your friends, and come ride with the USA this November 24th! 


*Deadline to Sign-Up is November 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EST - don’t delay, sign-up today!*



Important Details:

  • The parade takes place in downtown Chicago on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24, 2022. The parade steps off at 8:00 a.m. at State and Ida B. Wells Drive and ends at 11:00 a.m. at State and Randolph. Call times may be as early as 6:00 AM. More parade information can be found here.

  • Nearby Hotel Options: HI Chicago Hostel (they have great group rates, or $33/night for an individual), Travelodge by Windham (~$100/night for 2),Hotel Blake (~$125/night for 2), Congress Plaza Hotel and Conference Center(~$150/night), Sheraton Grand (the required hotel) (~160/night for up to 4)

  • Parking: SpotHero can provide cheaper parking options 

Requirements to Ride: 

  • Uniform: Blue/black pants and dark long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt under USA shirt. The uniform t-shirt is available here, or you can choose a sweatshirt instead. If you choose "Ship to Alex" it will be available to pick up at the event. Don't delay, t-shirts are printed on demand

  • USA Membership: ALL riders must be current members of the Unicycling Society of America. To become a member, or renew membership, please visit the membership page

  • Helmets: 

    • Standard (20” & 24”) - Helmet optional, but encouraged.

    • Non-standard (giraffes/big wheels) - Helmet Required

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