OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

I photographed the sixth annual NYC Pride Ride. Organized by one of New York City’s LGBT cycling clubs, OutCycling, the ride consisted of 30-, 65-, and 100-mile routes through New York City and Bergen and Rockland counties to celebrate Pride Month. Attended by more than 200 riders, the event was a great success, stopping midway through for lunch at Rockland Lake State Park and ending with a festival at Riverbank State Park at 145th Street on the Hudson River.

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

 

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

OutCycling NYC Pride Ride

Alan Barnett, NYC event photography

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Fourth Annual NYC Pride Ride

In June I photographed the fourth annual NYC Pride Ride. Organized by one of New York City’s LGBT cycling clubs, OutCycling, the ride consisted of 30-, 60-, and 100-mile routes through New York City and Bergen and Rockland counties to celebrate Pride Month. Attended by more than 200 riders, the event was a great success, stopping midway through for lunch at Rockland Lake State Park and ending with a festival at Riverbank State Park at 145th Street on the Hudson River.

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Alan Barnett, NYC event photography

Susan and Paul’s Wedding Ceremony in Central Park

I photographed a beautiful wedding ceremony in at Cop Cot in Central Park. I met the bride and the wedding party at her hotel across the street from the park, and after a portrait with delicious window light, we walked to the ceremony site, which had just finished a restoration the day before. The ceremony was followed by group portraits and then couple portraits by the pond.

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Weekend Getaway in Columbia County, New York

Over the Martin Luther King Day weekend I went away with two friends to Columbia County, New York. We rented a cabin in Taconic State Park and explored the area from there. On Saturday the weather was cold but sunny, and we enjoyed a hike throughout Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale. Sunday’s weather was miserable and rainy. We spent much of the day relaxing in the cabin, but we did get out for a tour and bourbon tasting at Hillrock Distillery in Ancram.

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Closing Ceremony for Braking AIDS Ride

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To celebrate the enormous success of BRAKING AIDS Ride, riders and crew triumphantly rode into the closing ceremony in front of Cylar House, a Housing Works facility on East 9th Street and Avenue D. After a few moving speeches, a check was presented to Housing Works for the net proceeds of nearly $260,000. This will go a long way toward sustaining Housing Works’ mission of offering lifesaving services for low-income men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

Click here to see the photo galleries for the entire event.

Read the other posts in this series:
Day 1 on Braking AIDS Ride
Day 2 on Braking AIDS Ride
Day 3 on Braking AIDS Ride

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Day 3 on Braking AIDS Ride

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On the final day of BRAKING AIDS Ride, the riders were exhausted but still full of energy with the end in sight. Once again, the weather was perfect for riding. As we approached New York City, the scenery became less attractive for photographing the riders on the road, so I hurried to the finish line to catch the spirit of the riders’ victory.

Click here to see the photo galleries for the entire event.

Read the other posts in this series:
Day 1 on Braking AIDS Ride
Day 2 on Braking AIDS Ride
Closing Ceremony for Braking AIDS Ride

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Day 2 on Braking AIDS Ride

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Day 2 on BRAKING AIDS Ride was greeted with spectacular weather that lasted until late afternoon, when the riders got caught in some rain. You’ll notice riders and crew wearing red dresses in these photos, because it’s “Red Dress Day.” The tradition started on AIDS LifeCycle, the seven-day AIDS ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was someone’s idea that everyone should “dress red” for a day so that on a portion of the route that looped back on itself there would appear to be a giant AIDS ribbon if viewed from above. Somehow “dress red” got reversed to “red dress” and has remained that way ever since. BRAKING AIDS Ride picked up the tradition in 2010, and everyone outdid themselves this year.

Click here to see the photo galleries for the entire event.

Read the other posts in this series:
Day 1 on Braking AIDS Ride
Day 3 on Braking AIDS Ride
Closing Ceremony for Braking AIDS Ride

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