Sunday, August 5, 2012

Frederick Douglass Lion Ride in Pictures!

What would freedom fighter Frederick Douglass say about modern day Anacostia? The first official Lion Ride honoring Frederick Douglass brought the community together to reignite Douglass' legacy. The event was a great way to learn about how Anacostia residents connect to the history and sacrifice of Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass honored with ice cream!
Over 90 riders, food trucks, and tourists climbed the historic Cedar Hill to be part of the event.  Check out the pics and get your wheels ready for the next ride in 2013!
Bike and Roll helped get people on the road.


Langston Grille on Wheels serves as the official food truck for the event!

Generational wealth...Family!

Kiddie Tattoos aka Body Painting

Anacostia Yogi runs into the man of the hour. A Frederick Douglass impersonator!

Three men (and a baby) pose after the ride. Baby hidden behind man #2!

Summer Youth Employees working hard!

Men honor the work and fight for freedom.

Two long time Anacostia residents enjoy the shade

Anacostia Yogi and "The Lion Ride" Coordinator Alex Hutchinson of WABA
A big thanks to WABA, National Park Service, Bike and Roll, Bicycle Space, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative and Langston Grille on Wheels for their organization, support and sponsorship!!

See you next year!

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