Thousands Ride in Key West Fantasy Fest Zombie Bike Ride

Some 6,500 costumed zombies roamed Key West on Sunday. The annual Fantasy Fest Zombie Bike Ride is a highlight of the island's Fantasy Fest that began Oct. 21. The ride drew entrants of all ages garbed in ragged garments, chalk-white face paint and accessories that ranged from tattered tutus to battered top hats. Standouts included a supersized sorcerer, a "zombie ambulance" and a cemetery escapee propelling a pseudo-coffin. Other participants portrayed everything from zombie prisoners and superheroes to fiendish clowns. The undead traveled along Key West's Atlantic Ocean beachfront and into picturesque Old Town, ending at a ZombieFest "After Party."