No Saddle Required: Trikke Las Vegas Joining the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Parade
The Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days are here again and taking place in Downtown Las Vegas. Started in 1934 by Clyde Zerby, an Arizona carnival barker, the event harkens back to the Wild West era where cowboys roamed freely in the Valleys and Hoover Dam was still being built. In those days, it was a rowdy affair attracting visitors and Dam workers alike. Under the pioneering effort of the local Elks Lodge, the annual festival of Helldorado Days became a success in enticing people to put down roots in Southern Nevada after the booming days were over.
Since then, the festival has gone through many changes over the years including a hiatus period in the late 1990s due to the increase in production costs and lack of sponsorships. Helldorado Days festival was revived in 2005 in conjunction with the centennial celebration of Las Vegas and the help of the Las Vegas Centennial Commission.
Today, the festival is being held for four days and is filled with a complete list of fun activities for people of all ages. The American Frontier remains the theme that drives the activities throughout the festivities. Mutton Bustin,’ Whiskerino Contest, art show and auction, a golf tournament and a regional rodeo are all in the itinerary for this year’s celebration. The most popular event during the festival has to be the Helldorado Days Parade, and Trikke Las Vegas is making its debut appearance in this year’s parade. Along with the other elaborate floats, the crew from Trikke Las Vegas will be gliding down the parade route on Trikkes.
Trikke Las Vegas taking part in this year’s Helldorado Days Parade presents a unique juxtaposition of the past and the future. It will highlight the progress of the personal mobility in a rapidly changing urban landscape. Where stallions used to rule, now there is Trikke.