Zombie Bike Ride in Davis, CA for 2023

by | Aug 21, 2023 | Community

Davis Odd Fellows Zombie Bike Ride

Welcome to Davis – Home of Northern California’s Zombie Bike Ride and “Halloweekend Festival!” Some call it the Zombie Bike Parade in Davis. But regardless of what you call it, you will be in for the ride of your life!

Beginning on Friday, October 27, 2023 and going all the way through Tuesday, October 31, 2023, you will find a plenty of things to do while you prepare for and experience the Zombie Apocalypse that can only be found in Davis.

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All Weekend Through Halloween

Friday, October 27, 2023

Experience Davis

If you are visiting from out of town, hook-up with your zombie patrol by be-heading to Davis early to experience Davis, CA and all that it has to offer.

Art – enjoy art that can be found at our local art galleries and stores. Places like the Pence Gallery, the Artery, and the Natsoulas Gallery are perfect places to view and enjoy the creativity of the artist who are in and around our community. Also be sure to take a walking tour to enjoy the may art installations that can be found around Downtown Davis.

Restaurants and Night Life – Enjoy one or two of the many restaurants that are found in Davis. There so many to choose from. We are confident you will find something that has survived the zombie apocalypse. Be sure to stay up late and keep an eye out for a zombie attack by visiting one of the many night spots found in Downtown Davis.

Zombie Gear – If you are planning on staying around for the Zombie Bike Ride, it would be a good idea to be sure that your bicycle is in tip top shape so you can evade any zombie attacks. There are a number of bicycle shops in Davis that can make sure you have the supplies you need during the ride.

Davis Food Co-op Block Party

Get your groove on early this Halloweekend in Davis, CA. The Davis Food Co-op is throwing a block party that you just can’t miss. And, everyone is invited.

The Co-op parking lot will be closed and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 27, 2023 and it will become home the to coolest, funkiest, grooviest, and perhaps spookiest parties for Friday night in Davis.

According the the Facebook post, you will be able to…

  • groove to the sick beats of Big Sticky Mess,
  • nosh on local foods from Handheld Sweet & Savory Pies and Zim Cuisine,
  • chill with some beverages that include as special collaboration from Dunloe Brewing and Matchbook Winery,
  • check out the vendor booths,
  • enter the Halloween Costume Contest and Pumpkin Decorating,
  • and more.

No tickets are needed, but you can let them know you will be going by visiting


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Zombie Paintball

Zombies v. Humans! In this all out battle to survive, the zombies will go against humans in an attempt to assimilate all humans into the zombie ranks. If you are a human and you get hit with green paint, you become a zombie.

Will you be able to survive?

If you think so, head over to Davis Paintball, 24998 Co Rd 102, Davis, CA 95618 and join the battle. Zombie Paintball is on Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Note: Most of the Zombie Bike Ride events are free. However, there is a cost associated with the Zombie Paintball event. 

Trunk-or-Treat Extravaganza

Does an afternoon of activities, such as laser pistols, face painting, dancing, a costume runway walk, bounce houses, and a food truck sound like an exciting Halloween event? Well, head over to the Mirror Image Dance Company for an afternoon full of dance-infused fun at the Trunk-or-Treat Extravaganza. Festivities take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 pm. session for youth with disabilities) at 2121 2nd St, STE A-106, Davis, CA 95616.

You don’t want to miss this.

Pre-Bike Brew Party

After a day of shooting zombies and exploring in and around Davis, head over to Sudwerk Brewing Company for the Pre-Bike Brew Party. Enjoy a cold one and a bite to eat while you re-live, and possibly exaggerate, the stories and excitement of the day. 

Also enjoy the Mirror Image Dance Company’s annual Trunk-or-Treat and the mini-pumpkin patch.

Sudwerk Brewing Company is located at 2001 2nd Street in Davis.



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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Zombie Bike Ride

The Zombie Bike Ride takes place on the Davis Bike Loop. The Davis Bike Loop is a 12-mile track of bike paths, tunnels, bridges, and streets that allow cyclists to navigate and explore Davis. The Bike Loop is suitable for cycling, jogging, and walking.

Enjoy a “FRIGHTENING” ride along the Davis Bike Loop where you will find all sorts of scary, funny, and magical creatures. You may encounter a large number of Zombies, too!

What will you see along the bike route?

I’m sure you are thinking “I guess I’ll see a bunch of Zombies.” Oh no. There will be much more than that along the Bike Loop. Expect to see a number of professional Halloween actors, zombie bike mechanics (providing free bicycle repairs), professional photography at designated areas, and much, much more. In 2021 there was even a Bigfoot sighting. Wow! That was AMAZING!

Bigfoot in Davis

Bigfoot is captured on camera at the Zombie Bike Parade in Davis, CA. The image of this elusive creature was captured by Stewart Savage, Photographer.

Get the Zombie Bike Ride V Map

Visit https://www.zombiebikeparade.com/route to view the route map and learn more about this epic event brought to you by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows – Davis Lodge #169.

Where to Begin?

There is no starting point on the bike ride route. Riders (zombies, ghouls, ghosts, magical creatures and humans) can join the bike rid by entering the Davis Bike Loop at any location. You are free to ride in either direction along the route or even go back and forth along your favorite bicycle sections. But be sure to head towards Community park around 3:00 PM. There you will see Zombies falling from the sky (skydiving) at 3:30 PM. You don’t want to miss The Zombie Bike Ride Grand Finale!

Bike Ride Rules

What can happen when you ride bicycles amongst zombies and other creatures of varying decomposition? A lot! To help you get along safely, there are some rules you should look in to. They want you to have fun at the Zombie Bike Ride. They also want you to be safe.

What Riders Can Expect

The Davis Bike Loop is about 12 miles long. I know that seems like it is really long, but on a bike, the path is easy-peasy. Plus, along the path there are plenty of things to see and do. You will definitely be stopping to enjoy the Zombie Bike Ride entertainment that will be found along the bike route.

Here are some the things you will see.

  • The Laughing Corpses
  • Whymcycles
  • Giant Zombies
  • Food and Drink Vendors
  • Halloween Rally Band
  • Thriller
  • Halloween Hounds
  • Zombie Bike Mechanix (free repairs)
  • Zombie Swords and Lasers
  • Zombie Defense Training
  • Rockin’ Robots
  • Mombie Fitness
  • Picnic Area
  • The Dancing Dead
  • Caricature Conjurers
  • Giant Octopus
  • Photography at designates areas
  • Glow-in-the-dark T-shirts available for purchase
  • And much, much more

Giant purple and pink squid/dj booth

Giant DJ booth on the UC Davis campus for the 2022 Davis Zombie Bike Ride. Stewart Savage Photography – 2022

Skydiving Zombies

THAT’S NOT ALL – At 3:30 PM, end your Zombie Bike Ride journey through zombie land by heading to Community Park and watch zombies fall from the sky. That is right! Zombies will hurtle their undead corpses towards earth and then safely parachute to the ground. Skydiving zombies are compliments of Skydance Skydiving located at the Yolo County Airport.


Beware of falling zombies at the Davis Odd Fellows Zombie Bike Ride. This zombie that is about to land in Community Park is saved by the fact that it was wearing a parachute and was able to pull the rip cord with it’s unsevered hand. Photography by Stewart Savage.

Downtown Zombie Mash-up

The Zombie Bike Ride festivities do not end at Community Park. After watching the zombies plummet to earth and saved only by the fact that their un-severed hands were able to pull the cords and open their parachutes, head to downtown Davis and enjoy the Zombie Mash-up. This awesome party of the undead will take place in the early evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Central Park located at the corner of 3rd and B Streets in downtown Davis. 

Will it be just a bunch of people milling about?


So much to do at the Zombie Mash-up. Here is a list of features so far.

Be sure to visit restaurants in downtown Davis for a fantastic array of food, drink and dessert options.

Person fire dancing

Fire University performing in E Street Plaza. A number of skilled fire artists put their unique skills and talent on display for an enthusiastic crowd. Certainly a great show in Downtown Davis, CA. Photograph by Stewart Savage

Totally FREE Event*

There are NO ADMISSION FEES for the Zombie Bike Ride as well as other events during this Halloween Weekend Festival. This is a FREE community bicycle ride. Free stuff also includes the Skydiving Zombies and the Downtown Zombie Mash-up. *However, the Zombie Paintball does have a cost associated with it. And when you purchase items from downtown businesses, you have to pay for that too.

Bicyclist on a bike path

Family dressed in Halloween costumes bicycling in the Zombie Bike Ride in Davis. Stewart Savage Photography – 2022

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Davis Downtown Treat Trail

The Halloweekend Festival wraps up with Davis Downtown’s annual Treat Trail. Head to downtown Davis on October 31, 2022, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm, for lots of spooky tricks and plenty of delicious treats.

Last year, over 30 downtown business provided mouth-watering treats to the little ghouls and goblins who are enjoyed downtown festivities.

This year, we will see how many businesses participate. It should be GREAT!

Plans for the Treat Trail are still coming together. So check back for more info.

All Halloween Weekend

Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch

What is Halloween without a few pumpkins on your porch welcoming the trick-or-treaters as they go house to house in the neighborhoods of Davis? 

If you need those most recognizable decorations, head out to Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkin Patch at 23300 County Road 99D, just north of Davis, and pickup a variety of Halloween pumpkins.

Bobby Dazzler’s is a perfect place for an afternoon of fun. Roam the pumpkin patch in  search of your favorite pumpkins; a number of varieties to choose from.

Plus, there are plenty of other things to do at Bobby Dazzler’s

  • Cow Train
  • Milo Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Play Zone
  • Corn Bath, Bounce House (Sat/Sun only)
  • Hay Maze

Check out their website for details

There is ample free parking, free entrance to the pumpkin patch, a free play zone, and free use of wagons in the patch while pumpkin hunting.


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