Culture/Entertainment

DC Bike Party rides on cold November night

On the 13th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets on an only slightly above-freezing night. The DC Bike Party rides the 2nd Wed of every month from April through December, so there will be one more ride this year.

Video-start of the Nov DC Bike Party 1 min 35 sec

Bike Party at Connecticut and K sts

Closures Ring Trump/Nationals ceremony, keeping protesters out of sight and sound

Donald Trump has in a week been booed first at the World Series, then at a UFC event in New York City. On Monday, Nov 4 he or his minions ensured this did not happen again at his Nationals ceremony in the Rose Garden. The "permanent" street closures kept protesters far away from the Rose Garden, and temporary closures forced multi-block detours as protesters probed the area for ways to get closer. Meanwhile a reported 11 members of the Washington Nationals refused to attend, in one high profile case for confirmed political reasons.

Remove Trump started out in their usual spot

DC Bike Party holds Halloween-themed ride

On Friday the 11th of October, the DC Bike Party staged a Halloween-themed ride, complete with someone in a T-rex suit on a skateboard, ghost costumes, and more.

Video: the Halloween-themed ride 4:20

DC Bike Party rides to Anacostia

On Sep 11, 2019 the DC Bike Party's "back to school ride" rode from Dupont Circle to Busboys and Poets in Anacostia.

HD Video-the DC Bike Party in Anacostia 2 min 33 sec

Early in the Bike Party, while still in NW

Video-start of the Aug 2019 DC Bike Party

On the 14th of August, the DC Bike Party again took to the streets with hundreds of participants. DC Bike Parties ride on the second Wed of every month from April to December

Video-start of the August DC Bike Party 1 min 16 sec

Leaving Dupont Circle with the DC Bike Party

DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride makes special stop at Lights for Liberty

On the 12th of July, the DC Bike Party's 7th anniversary ride made a special stopover at the Lights for Liberty vigil. Riders dismounted and walked by this vigil, a protest against Donald Trump's border concentration camps and threatened terror raids against migrant communities.

HD Video: Start of the ride and the stopover at Lights for Liberty 2min 8 sec

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

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