The Dublin Cycling Campaign is not only there for your cycle friendly city. Last Thursday shows it also provides community service by organising great parties.
The annual Christmas Party at the Pod was filled with bicycle commuters, cycle chic party goers, and jolly couriers. The sidewalks and traffic squares on Harcourt street were temporarily transformed into Dublin’s busiest bike parking spot; fixies were strung up high in racks and railings, road racers were bundled together as if to warm each other in the snow, and Dutch bicycles stood locked against the LUAS lantern posts.
Outside, the Bicycle Christmas Tree welcomed visitors, while inside, people already warmed up to a fashion display by local Dublin businesses Georgia in Dublin, GreenAer, Rothar, Urban Frog, and bear bicycles. Their five minute fashion show – involving unique rain gear, electric bikes, panther print panniers, merino wool and Dutch cheese – kick started the party, paving the way for Dublin Goldsprints and their bike battles. The Goldsprints´ many blue bike versus red bike moments led to a final, after which the DJ took over with music and bike films.
The rest is bike history.