The 9th Annual KTBA Holiday Lights Bike Ride was a huge success drawing 300 riders and participants! We had 15 local businesses come out to provide free activities, giveaways, and opportunities for some incredible prizes! All of this in the name of supporting local businesses and getting to know our community in Kensington and Talmadge. This was our final event of 2023 and we were thrilled to have such overwhelming support!
Photos and Video by Chris Brake Photography
This year we hosted two routes:
- The 3-mile Full Ride is perfect for comfortable bike riders and people who would like to take a faster-paced ride around the neighborhood.
- The 1.75-mile Family-Friendly ride is a slower-paced ride required for those 8 years old and under, but open to anyone.
The House Decoration Prizes
We awarded prizes to the top 3 best-decorated houses along the route.
- First Place: 4110 Palisades – $50 Gift Certificate to El Borrego Restaurant (donated by El Borrego)
- Second Place: 4179 Middlesex – Bottle of Champagne (donated by Edward Jones)
- Third Place: 5341 Marlborough – Historic Kensington-Talmadge Centennial Edition Book (donated by Megan Beauvais)
The Opportunity Drawing Prizes
Attendees won prizes by simply visiting on-site sponsor businesses! By submitting an entry ticket with stamps from all 6 sponsors, participants were automatically entered.
Bottle of Prestige de France Brut: Won by Liz B.
Donated by: Edward Jones
4 tickets to Cygnet Theater: Won by Martha W.
Donated by: Bravo Law
Bottle of wine and a $20 gift card: Won by Nathan S.
Donated by: Pappalecco
One hour sound healing: Won by Shannon L.
Donated by: Zen Sanctuary
$100 gift certificate towards any service: Won by Donald H.
Donated by: Kensington Tech Coach
$50 gift card: Won by Mia W.
Donated by: Fernando Garcia for San Diego City Council D9
$20 gift certificate to Clem’s Tap House: Won by Grace M.
Donated by: Just Us Medicare Solutions
UPS Store gift cards: Won by Andrew F.
Donated by: The UPS Store
Earthwell Refill water bottle and Kishu To Go Charcoal Water Filter: Won by Maya S.
Donated by: Earthwell Refill
Skincare package: Won by Patrick T.
Donated by: Citrus Aesthetics
Gift cards to Cluck Chicken: Won by Dave P.
Donated by: Castro Real Estate Group
Coupon to The Haven: Won by Anna B.
Donated by: The Haven
Dance Session which equals 2 months and a $145.00 value: Won by Jennifer T.
Donated by: Dynasty Dance Co.
Gift Certificate for a free consultation and exam with Dr. Katie ($159 Value): Won by John V.
Donated by: Family Connection Chiropractic
$50 Ponce’s Gift Card, Ponce’s logo hat, and Ponce’s logo zipper tote bag: Won by Madjid B.
Donated by: Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant
$25 gift certificate to Bench Home and Kensington ornament: Won by Ciaran T.
Donated by: Bench Home
Gift basket with holiday lights for the bike wheels, gift cards to Pappalecco, In-n-Out Burger, and Soapy Joe’s discount cards: Won by Tomas A.
Donated by: Friends of Franklin Foundation
Mission Prize Pack and Brewery Tour: Won by Christian G.
Donated by: Mission Brewing
Winter Sensory Basket: Won by Mark J.
Donated by: Specialized Therapy Services at the OAS Center
Bike Decoration Prizes
We also awarded prizes for best decorated bikes in the following categories:
- Kids non-lighted: Stella Jean’s Gift Cards
- Kids lighted: Stella Jean’s Gift Cards
- Adults non-lighted: $25 Gift Certificate to Bench Home (donated by Bench Home)
- Adults lighted: Kensington Ornament (donated by Bench Home)
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Pre-Ride Business Participants & Giveaways
|Zen Buddha bike sticker, tea and cookies
|Kensington Tech Coach*
|Bottled water, snacks, free chair massage
|Dynasty Dance Co.*
|Free dance class
|Fernando Garcia for San Diego City Council D9*
|Flyers, bottled waters
|Castro Group Real Estate*
|Mini donuts and light up rings
|Just Us Medicare Solutions
|Hot tea and cookies
|The UPS store
|Cookies, glow sticks, UPS Store coupons
|2 oz. of Hand Shield
|Family Connection Chiropractic
|Free posture check/spine screening
|Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant
|Coupon for 1 free taco for future use
|Friends of Franklin Foundation
|Glow stick bracelets and necklaces
Post-Ride Business Participants & Giveaways
|Tasting room coupons
|Free scoop of gelato, happy hour-50% off beer, wine, prosecco
|Select happy hour drinks and food specials
|Specialized Therapy Services at the OAS Center
*Denotes on-site sponsor: Those who visited all 6 were entered into the opportunity drawing!