Two-wheel tikes: Fat Tire Festival opens on Baker Street

The 21st annual event kicked off in earnest with a parade downtown Friday night.

Kids lined up to compete in a slow race on the opening night of Fat Tire festivities Friday.

Kids lined up to compete in a slow race on the opening night of Fat Tire festivities Friday.

A fleet of kids on bikes tossed their training wheels and took over Baker Street on Friday.

The 21st annual Fat Tire Festival kicked off in earnest with a parade downtown. The tikes on tires appeared happy to flout street traffic laws as they pedalled their way past patient car drivers.

The party, which included a packed Market Fest, opened a weekend of bike celebrations that moved to Morning Mountain on Saturday and Sunday.

Scroll down for pictures of the event.