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Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruisenicholas-schrock-allstate

(City of Royal Oak press release, Aug. 10, 2014)


The Dream Cruise is ready to roll from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16. Royal Oak, which has the longest stretch of Woodward Avenue (4 miles) in Oakland County, is generally considered the epicenter of the event. Here’s Judy_Palmer30yearsa list of DOs and DONT’s for the world’s largest celebration of classic car culture:

~DON’T use the median to watch the event. Medians must remain clear for law enforcement vehicles and ambulances.

~DON’T bring alcohol to event. The alcohol-free policy is strictly enforced.

~DON’T block the sidewalk with your lawn chair or bike. Sidewalks must remain clear at all times.

~DON’T drive recklessly or carelessly or you WILL be ticketed. This is a family-friendly event. DO use caution to make it safe for all.

~DON’T block driveways if you park in the neighborhoods. Please be courteous.

~DO park for FREE at Upton Elementary and take a shuttle (also free) to Memorial Park or pay $10 to park at Gunn-Dyer at Chester Road, east of Woodward; south of Normandy. The Gunn-Dyer lot is run by the seed06_kat_bruner_jamesRoyal Oak Nature Society,

~DO let kids run off energy at the Family Fun Zone at Pioneer Park, located at Parkway Drive and Normandy; west of Woodward.

~DO race down Woodward in your running shoes! The “Cruise In Shoes” 5k Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 16. For more information go to:

~DO bring sunscreen and water if you plan to spend the day at the event.

~and DO heed weather warnings! In 2011, a line of torrential rains barreled through Royal Oak leaving throngs of spectators seeking shelter.

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