Zdeno Chara Arrives to Parade via Bicycle, Celebrates With Fans

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Athletes celebrate championships in different ways. Some athletes travel to Florida and visit Disney World, while others choose a new vehicle to add to their collection.

Not Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

Chara stuck to Boston and avoided the automobile as the six-foot-nine defenseman showed up to the parade Saturday on his bicycle.

The B?s captain rode right past the waiting crowd outside of the TD Garden. Chara, who lives in the North End, is an avid bicyclist.

?My family, we just walked beside all the people in their jerseys, and I said this is a perfect microcosm of our team,? Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference told the Boston Globe, ?That?s our style. The players just step out of the house and walk over with all their neighbors to the parade.?

Within a few hours, though, Chara ditched the bike and hoisted the Stanley Cup from aboard the Duck Boats. Bikes are great, but there are some things that are physically impossible to do while riding -? like hoisting a 35-pound Cup.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Do 6-foot-9 defensemen need to order custom-made bikes?

Zdeno Chara Arrives to Parade via Bicycle, Celebrates With Fans

Photo via Massholesports.com

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Thanks for the patience on the 39 years. The next one will come a lot quicker.”

Peter Chiarelli, Bruins General Manager, to the crowd outside of TD Banknorth Garden prior to the parade.

TWEET OF THE DAY

We’ll never tell…

Zdeno Chara Arrives to Parade via Bicycle, Celebrates With Fans

VIDEO OF THE DAY

As the Duck Boats rolled through the city, fans capitalized on their one, last opportunity to celebrate the Bruins championship. So now what? Well, remember baseball and the Boston Red Sox? Yeah, they?re still playing! Check out the video below from a Marlins-Phillies game to remind yourself how ridiculous baseball can be.

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