Bicycle caroling in Kernville

Lights in the darkness on Sirretta Street
Lights in the darkness on Sirretta Street

By the five pm meeting time, the rain made good on its all-day threat and began in earnest.  The adults who had gathered for the annual escapade of Bicycle Caroling the streets of Kernville were ready to sit by the fire and phone it in, but Emma and Megan Lane would have none of that and so off we went, four kids and twice as many adults into the wet night.

First stop, the assisted living facility on Burlando, where we sang to a half dozen residents, some who surprised us by singing along.
Bicycle carolers croon for Kern Village Assisted Living residents
Carolers croon for Kern Village Assisted Living residents
Now in its 14th year, Bicycle Caroling, with lit and decorated cycles, has reached the status of tradition.  It started at Pam and Scott Alten’s house on the hill in Kernville, and now departs from Dawn and David’s Victorian near downtown.
John Newman led the way on his festooned mountain bike that would have been at home at Burning Man.
Fa la la la la la lots of lights
Fa la la la la la lots of lights
Up Sirretta Street to the Randals, then down, stopping at lighted houses, we serenaded people we knew and some we didn’t.  At one house, a visiting relative greeted the group with delight saying, “Nothing like this has ever happened to me before!”
Silent Night, White Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, all along the street we sang as the rain grew heavier.
By the end, we were all drenched and dripping.  Red nosed, like Rudolph, we sang. In the rain, dear.
lovely ladies lit by lights
Lovely ladies lit by lights
{The above post was guest-written by and posted with permission from Roberta Piazza-Gordon, for whom I have two lovely gifts. I normally participate, but was cozy at another get-together, with the nog and spinach dip so comforting while the rain came down outside …}
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3 thoughts on “Bicycle caroling in Kernville

    1. Thanks, Island Traveler. I’ll pass your compliments and holiday wishes on to Roberta Piazza Gordon, my guest blogger.

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