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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).

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

Occupy Lafayette park: Opera Night

Day Four of Occupy Lafayette Park featured "Opera Night": two singers who sang opera solos and patriotic songs, with one flipping off MAGA hecklers. Featuring Dominic Lion (throughout), pissed off opera singers Molly and Carla (24:25 and 54:35), John Aravosis(38:15), Rock Newman(1:01:07), and Bianca Vivion(1:05:51).

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Pissed off opera singers join Occupy Lafayette Park

Video from big 6th anniversary DC Bike Party

On the 13th of July, the DC Bike Party held a very large ride on the 6th anniversary of their first ride. Normally the rides are on the second Wed of the month, but this special ride was on a Friday.

Video highlights of the early part of the ride

DC Bike Party holds big Pride-themed ride

On the 13th of June, the DC Bike Party held their Pride-themed June 2018 ride. This ride was very large, and when the ride went to the basilica at Catholic University and circled the street in front of it not all of the ride would fit in the circle at one due to its size.

Video from the start of the ride plus the visit to the Basilica

Densely packed bikes as the ride leaves Dupont Circle

Pro bike racers run in N Va

On the 9th and 10th of June, pro bike racers returned to the streets of Clarendon and Crystal City, for the Clarendon and Crystal cups respectively. With the furious resistance mounted by marginalized communities against corporatization of events like Pride, it can be shocking to see the degree of overt corporatization (and militarization in this case) in pro bike racing.

Video from the 2018 Crystal Cup, second race of the series

Big DC Bike Party rides to site of A16 (April 2000 IMF) Convergence site

On the 9th of May, a rather large DC Bike Party rode from Dupont Circle to a park in NW, and finally through Adams-Morgan, past Howard, and ended up at a warehouse on Florida Ave. Eighteen years ago, that same warehouse served as the convergence center for the A16/2000 IMF protests, where amoung other things scout bikes had been assembled.

Video highlights of this spectacular ride(5 min 18 sec)

DC Bike Party rides down 18th st after the halfway point break

DC Bike Party holds "Cherry Blossom Chase" ride

On the 11th of April, the DC held their first fully promoted ride of the year, billed as the "Cherry Blossom Chase." The ride went over Memorial Bridge before going to Independence Ave and Haines Point under the cherry blosssoms.

Video highlights of the Cherry Blossom Chase ride

Returning from Memorial Bridge en route to cherry blossoms on Mall

DC Bike Party "Organizer's Ride" first ride in 2018

On March 15, the DC Bike Party staged the "Organizer's Ride" promoted mostly on the core crew that puts on the ride but open to the general public. This ride allows the crew to "warm up" before the big rides with hundreds of participants begin in April

Video highlights of the ride

Still Rising #4 Mixtape

This mixtape is dedicated to the J20 Defendants who will be going to trial on March 26 2018, the German and Russian Anarchists who are facing repression right now, and the average joe trying survive this winter.

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