Worst Day of the Year Ride Recap and Photos

RockersIt was a damp and cloudy morning on Sunday, February 15th, but thousands of hearty souls dragged themselves out of warm beds to pull on costumes over rain gear. They were headed to the start line of the 8th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride.

This year’s ride followed what’s now become a weather tradition, a damp and chilly morning followed by a gorgeous afternoon spent riding through our fair city and chowing down on excellent food at the rest stops and finish line.

3,000 riders showed up to combat the gray with bright costumes and lots of goofing around. There was a goldfish, a samurai, a hunter, two rockers, a scuba diver. Not to mention the swarm of bees.

Volunteers filled roles like “course marshals,” helping to direct bike traffic in difficult areas, “esplanade ambassadors” to help keep conditions safe for pedestrians during the ride, and ride-along medics and mechanics in case of flats or scrapes.

This year’s ride raised over $10,000 for the Community Cycling Center, which will help us to continue to broaden access to bicycles and bike safety education. Thank you to everyone who came out to spend a wonderful day with friends, family, and neighbors.

Click here to view more Worst Day of the Year Ride photos on Flickr.

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