Goepper To Ride In 500 Festival Parade

Posted On May 15, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Nick Goepper photo by Chuck Folop

Nick Goepper
photo by Chuck Folop

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Dearborn County Olympian Nick Goepper’s publicity tour is not over yet.

The 19-year-old bronze medal skier from Hidden Valley will be among the celebrities to appear in the IPL 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, May 24.

Goepper will be joined by – among others – Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Indianapolis 500 Mario Andretti, “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan, and parade grand marshal Jim Nabors, who will make his final appearance singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the race on Sunday, May 25.

The 33 starting drivers in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 will also ride in the parade.

It won’t be Goepper’s first involvement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following his Olympic performance, Goepper skied around the historic racetrack towed by a pickup truck. He also pulled of an IMS first by doing a backflip of a small jump at the yard of bricks.

For more information on the IPL 500 Festival Parade, visit www.500festival.com.


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