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Capitol Pride Reportback

On the 11th of June, the Capitol Pride march returned to DC, this time marching to the streets next to P st Beach rather than starting there. At Dupont Circle, the same "ex-Gay and "Ex-trans" fundamentalist Christians who harassed the parade last year were back, again hiding behind the cops. In a longstanding pattern, there were way too many corporate floats in the parade, though also some explicitly political contingents. At one point, PSL's contingent chanted "you say Stonewall, we say riot!" This is a reminder to the growing theocratic menace in the US that many will not peacefully submit to any recriminalization of GLBTQ lives.

Video: Capitol Pride attendees confront bigoted "Ex-Gay/Ex-Trans" street preachers 2 min 13 sec

Video: Dangerous stampede out of Dupont Circle 21 sec, cut from Twitter video by BeingGaiden

Young people at Pride get behind the cops, confront the "ex-Gay/ex-Trans" Fundamentalist Christian screamers

Video: Clarendon Cup bicycle race returns to N Va

On the 5th of June, Pro and Cat 1 (top amateur) bike racing again came to Claredon, VA. The race, known also as the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, has Boeing as the top sponsor. This is interesting given that bicycles are known for not using fossil fuels and Boeing's products both military and commerical are some of the biggest fuel users on Earth.

Video: One pass of the Clarendon Cup bicycle race through the hairpin turn at the bottom of a long straight 30 sec

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DC Bike Party's April "Cherry Blossom Chase" ride takes to the streets

The DC Bike Party's annual April "Cherry Blossom Chase" is often their biggest ride of the year, and this year seemed to be no exception. Due to climate change moving up the cherry blossoms bloom about ten days, once again this ride came after the cherry blossoms were mostly finished.

Video: DC Bike Party's "Cherry Blossom Chase" April ride 1 min 10 sec

DC Bike Party passing the White House

DC bike party holds cherry blossom ride, bike parties outdrawing convoys

On the 19th of March, the DC Bike Party held a special ride to the cherry blossoms, which were starting to open at that time. One rider remarked that the bike parties are outdrawing the anti-vax "trucker" convoys.

Video-DC Bike Party special ride to Haine's Point 38 sec

Start of the 3-19 ride to the cherry blossoms

DC Bike Party holds first ride of the year, rings bells for Embassy of Ukraine

On the 9th of March, the DC Bike Party held their first ride of the year, including a round-trip crossing of Key Bridge on the route. On the return trip, riders rang their bells in solidarity as they passed the Embassy of Ukraine.

Video-riders coming off Key Bridge and ringing bike bells for the Embassy of Ukraine 1 min 18 sec

GOP Capitol Hill Club gets anticapitalist carolers

On the 10th of December, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside the GOP-dominated Capitol Hill Club for a round of anticapitalist caroling. There was little response from the GOP'ers inside except for one who yelled that Trump would be back in 2024. That drew a response that Trump belongs in prison from one person.

Video-carolers regale GOP with tales of corporate-funded catastrophe 31 sec

DC Bike Party holds final ride of 2021

On the 8th of November, the DC Bike Party held their final ride of the 2021 season.

Video-start of the Dec DC Bike Party 22 sec

DC Bike Party for November takes to the streets

On the 10th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets their hundreds-strong monthly ride

Video-highlights of the Nov 2021 DC Bike Party 1 min 17 sec

DC Bike Party starts up out of Dupont Circle

DC Bike Party Halloween Ride takes to the streets

On the 16th of October, the DC Bike Party's Halloween Ride took to the streets. A substantial crowd showed up for this annual event.

Video-Highlights of the Halloween Ride 2 min

The start of the Halloween Ride

Final Boycott Nellie's Block Party of the summer

On the 27th of August, the final scheduled Boycott Nellie's Block Party took place in front of nearly empty Nellie's Sports Bar. The boycott itself continues: the previous night, Nellie''s owner Doug refused to show up at a community listening session he had previously agreed to attend.

Video-dancers outside Nellies on Aug 27 42 sec

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