It’s great to see a vast underground multi-level parking garage put to a creative new use. The Diamond Derby returned to Crystal City, landing in a garage a few blocks from their debut in March. Crystal City doesn’t have many exciting venues, so this bike race was a good fit. Biking in the D.C. region isn’t normally a spectator sport; the derby was a fun opportunity to watch folks hustling around the underground space, many in costume. The final race added a haystack obstacle, with the top-level cyclists practically flying over and smashing through. Here are some photos from the event.

Around the Ramp

Past the Haystacks

Running Start


Busy Work

Waiting for Go

Party Time

Bike Power

More photos via the derby2012sep tag. Coverage from the previous event: Diamond Derby Debuts in Crystal City.

Diamond Derby Returns to Crystal City

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