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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