wowed a packed crowd at the Clown House.
Despite an increased police presence after last month’s unfortunate incident, Last Thursday on Alberta got back to business last night.
The street pulsed with energy and creativity from street performers, local art, and of course bikes and cyclists of every persuasion imaginable.
I saw “Rabbit” the clown on an antique high-wheeler, new recruits in the Belligerantes bike gang, and even a mysterious winged devil on a unicycle (see slide show below for more photos).
As the night wore on, the focus turned to the Clown House at 25th & Alberta.
Crowds spilled into the intersection as neighborhood volunteers in reflective safety vests tried valiantly to keep the road open to motorized traffic. I heard more than one person grumble under their breath, “why don’t they just close the street to cars?” If only it were that easy.
As night fell, the live reggae music on the Clown House stage gave way to tall bike jousting in the yard. There was a silent joust, a naked joust, and just before I left (with my girls were fast asleep in the trailer) that mysterious winged devil mounted his steed for a joust against crowd favorite, Turbo.
Check out my slideshow for more cycling scenes (including a session on the amazing Spin Bike!):