Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Bellingham, WA | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

Dead Baby Downhill Bike Race Seattle — Seattle editorial photographer

Sometimes when you hear about an event, you don’t care if you cover it for any particular news outlet — you just know you have to cover it! This was definitely the case for the 16th annual Dead Baby Downhill. I learned it was going down a few hours in advance from a friend’s Facebook post, and I just couldn’t let myself miss it again this year. I arrived well before the race start time of 7 p.m. to try and get a grasp of how the shenanigans would go down. Everyone seemed to know one another and it was quite a raucous event, what with most people sipping from beer cans barely concealed on the sidewalk. I love that Seattle hosts so many of these crazy meetups because it is a chance to catch people with their guard down, when they are truly enjoying themselves. The hardest events to cover are ones where nobody wants you there! Luckily, everyone was having a great time and I hope these images captured the convivial atmosphere.

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

A few hundred bicycling enthusiasts participate in the 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill, a beer-soaked romp from Targy’s Tavern in the Queen Anne neighborhood to Georgetown in South Seattle. Photo by Daniel Berman/www.bermanphotos.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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  1. Dave said, on August 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I know just what you mean about the need to cover certain events. Great shots from one journo to another.

    (That’s my sister in your top photo, the one in the banana suit.)

    -Dave


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