Who doesn’t love photos of a bicycle derby? The Crystal City Diamond Derby was this past weekend, a fun time with bike polo, several races around the course (with obstacles!), and bikes of all shapes and colors – including a couple riding tandem in the open-class challenge.
Bicycle polo takes some serious skill. By the way, the DC Bike Polo group is hosting a “Beginners Day” this Saturday, March 17 at noon at 13th & D St SE if anyone wants to try it out. I’m told you only need to bring your bicycle and a helmet – you’ll be able to use their mallets and balls.
Big open space – they rented out a parking garage in Crystal City on Saturday for the event.
Cyclists waiting to race.
“Checkpoint: through the van!” One of the ways to get your diamond card stamped in the open-class challenge was to dismount and go with your bike through the van.