This past Saturday, my family and a few of our closest friends gathered at the start of the Aloha Festival Floral Parade. We had our bikes, our helmets and signs that read "spokes, no jokes", "soil not oil" and "bike lanes for all". As the morning sun rose, more bicyclists joined us. Many of them planned to participate in the lengthy Century ride the following day, and considering the heat- we were touched by their commitment and enthusiasm to join the parade with us. Our motivation for that day- raise awareness for safe bike lanes and contribute to 350.org's campaign to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Occupying the tail unit in the parade, just behind Hawai'i island pa'u riders- we rolled out with signs and shouts. It was completely gratifying to see our 3 year old and his best friend riding with glee along a car free Kalakaua Avenue. Along the route, the parade announcers told the crowds of the 24 hours of climate action that we were a part of. They heard that people in India, Egypt, Canada, Fiji and Samoa were rallying for solutions to the climate crisis on this day. The crowds cheered when they heard the words "reduce our dependency on fossil fuels"- a sign that we may be getting on the same page sooner than we thought.