Cyclists from across north Seattle pedaled their way to downtown Ballard for the Bike to Work After Party and Summer Streets event on 22nd Avenue between Ballard Avenue NW and NW Market Street earlier this evening.
Hundreds of brightly dressed, helmet-wearing, Lycra clad riders took to the street, snagging free offerings from various vendor booths, including these Cliff Bar samples.
Many waited in line to ride the Dutch Bicycle Company’s humongous, seven-seat Conference Bike.
Some had their picture taken by Michael Stearns as part of his ByPedal Project.
In this clip, Michael explains his project and works with a rider to capture her image.
Madi, here in this picture, took off a few minutes later on the Kidical Mass bike ride, which according to their site is an “easy-going, and law-abiding family bike ride for kids of all ages.”
Alas, minutes after they left at 6 p.m., a drenching rain arrived, encouraging many of the riders to make a damp dash for home.
Here’s a clip of Kidical Mass heading out on their ride.