Culture/Entertainment

DC Bike Party makes strong start with "Cherry Blossom Chase" ride

On the 10th of April, the DC Bike Party drew a large turnout for the season opening "Cherry Blossom Chase" ride.

Video highlights of first half of Cherry Blossom Chase ride 1 min 42 sec

Video: 2018-the year in activism

Video-2018 in activism 18 min 25 sec

DC Bike Party holds final 2018 ride, rides past #KremlinAnnex impeachment protest

On the 12th of December, the DC Bike Party held their final ride of the year. On the route was H Street NW, so when the Secret Service closed Lafayette Park, the Kremlin Annex impeachment protest was right next to H st, bringing cheers from riders and the sidewalk as the ride went by.

Video of the ride featuring the KremlinAnnex ride by 1 min 18 sec

Bikes lit up for the night

Photos and video from Catharsis on the Mall's Burn Night (bonfire)

On the 10th of November, Cartharsis on the Mall held their annual "burn night fire festival and bonfire. The DC Bike Party rode to the event, arriving shortly before the fire spinners started. When they finished, one of them ignited the "Temple Burn" bonfire. The fire started slow and smoky before accelerating into spectacular flames.

Video of the fire spinners and bonfire 2 min 50 sec

Pirate themed DC Bike Party for Oct 2018

On the 10th of October, the DC Bike party took to the streets in a pirate-themed ride. The theme was based on piracy in the age of sail rather than modern pirates who often use a fishing boat with two big outboard motors on the back.

Video emphasizing the pirate theme of the ride

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again

September 15th marks the ten-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers investment firm collapse, symbolizing the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis.

"The financial crisis drove 100 million people, mostly women and children, into extreme poverty around the world," noted Eric LeCompte, the head of the religious development group Jubilee USA. "Too many around the world are still feeling the effects of the last crisis and we are not prepared to stop the next crisis." 

DC Bike Party rides as rain lets up

Late afternoon on Sep 12 featured heavy rain, but the rains quit just in time for the regularly scheduled DC Bike Party's "Tropical Cruise" themed September ride.

Video from early portions of the ride

Kathy Griffin roasts Trump outside the White House on 53rd day of impeachment protests

The 6th of September was the 53ed evening of impeachment protests outside the White House AKA the "Kremlin Annex." This time around, the star of the show was actress Kathy Griffin, famous for her earlier anti-Trump photoshoot.

Video of Kathy's entire performance, originally posted to Youtube by DCfred

Still from DCfred's video

DC Bike Party gets strong turnout for combined bike/skate event minutes after rain ends

On the 17th of August, the DC Bike Party held a combined event with Washington Area Roadskaters, thus adding rollerblades and skateboards into the ride. Bicyclists were still the majority of particpants. Turnout was surprisingly strong considering rain stopped just minutes before the ride set out into a clearing sky.

Video-start and early portions of the ride

Occupy Lafayette Park: Day 9

Stream interrupted but picks up with Vlad describing Putin's rise to power and potential parallels with the USA, plus a translation for Trump (6:40). Beats and moves by Malik and Dance Sorcery (12:20, 32:10), MC is Justin.  Christine Pelosi describes her role as a Hamilton Elector(53:00).

YouTube Stream

 

Stopped before the MAGA assault at the end but check out @N2Sreports for footage of that event.

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