Counter Repression bike ride to Pittsburgh departs from 12th and L in DC

On the 27th of September, the CounterRepressionSpokes bike ride set out from 12th and L sts in DC, bound for Pittsburgh via the C&O Canal towpath and other trails. The ride is raising money for Dead City Legal Posse(J20 defense), One People’s Project, and St. Louis Legal Fund. Each group gets 1/3 of all donations collected.

After crossing DC, the ride took the Capitol Crescent Trail as far as the last crossover to the C&O canal towpath that did not involve taking loaded bikes on a flight of stairs. An Indymedia videographer accompanied the ride as far as Great Falls in MD. At the end of the first day, riders had reached as far as Harper’s Ferry, 61 miles from the start of the C&O canal in DC and maybe 63 miles from the start of the ride.

Video of the segment from DC to Great Falls

A stop on the trail: Photo from Resist This twitter feed

The sendoff in DC

First turns of the pedals en route to Pittsburgh

Getting to work: early section of the C&O Canal towpath

The spectacular “widewater” section of the C&O canal

Stopping at Great Falls

On the Great Falls boardwalk close to the bikes

Remembering the John Brown uprising and railroad strikes at Harper’s Ferry. Photo and caption from

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