9th Annual Holiday Lights Bike Ride

Sunday, December 17, 2023
3 p.m.
Holiday Lights Bike Ride

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

See more photos of the event on our Facebook Page.

The Route

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 Sanctuary*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 SolutionsHot tea and cookies
The UPS storeCookies, glow sticks, UPS Store coupons
Earthwell Refill2 oz. of Hand Shield
Citrus AestheticsCitrus gear
Family Connection ChiropracticFree posture check/spine screening
Ponce’s Mexican RestaurantCoupon for 1 free taco for future use
Friends of Franklin FoundationGlow stick bracelets and necklaces

Post-Ride Business Participants & Giveaways

Mission Brewing*Tasting room coupons
PappaleccoFree scoop of gelato, happy hour-50% off beer, wine, prosecco
The HavenSelect happy hour drinks and food specials
Specialized Therapy Services at the OAS CenterCookies

*Denotes on-site sponsor: Those who visited all 6 were entered into the opportunity drawing!

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