Culture/Entertainment

DC Bike Party holds Pride Ride

On the 12th of June, the DC Bike Party staged their annual Pride Ride, just days after Capitol Pride. Light rain at the start had exactly no effect on the ride, heavier rain did not arrive until the halfway point at Malcolm X Park. This was a very large event with hundreds of riders stretching for many blocks.

HD Video-the start of the Pride Ride 1 min

Clarendon Cup bicycle race brings pro bike racers to Arlington

HD Video-highlights of the race and how it was won 5 min 34 sec

The Clarendon Cup has been run in Clarendon, VA since 1999. These racers showcase what is really possible on a bicycle, riding 100 laps in the space of two hours at high speed. This is what is known as a "Criterium" as it is a small, tight course. This particular race is seemingly always won by a breakaway that laps the field, and 2019 was no exception.

Big May DC Bike Party takes to the streets

On the 8th of May, another DC Bike Party took to the streets. As is often the case for May this was a big ride with hundreds of riders participating. The DC Bike Party departs from Dupont Circle on the second Wednesday of each month April-Dec.

HD video-DC Bike Party May 2019 4 min 41 sec

DontMuteDC holds another huge go-go at 14th and U

On the 7th of May, another #DontMuteDC go-go night took over the streets at 14th and U. This one may have been the largest yet based on videos shot from the air.

Video from a rooftop or drone supporting estimate of 3,000 participants 28 sec

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." 

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