PHOTOS: Inaugural DC Bike Ride Pushes Through Amid Dreary Skies

More than 8,000 participants took place in the inaugural D.C. Bike Ride Sunday amid the overcast and dreary skies.

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The 17-mile route around D.C. had roughly 8,000 cyclists dressed in their most waterproof outerwear during the DC Bike Ride 2016.
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Riders began the route at the Capitol Reflecting Pool then along the National Mall before hooking around Foggy Bottom on Maine Avenue next to the Washington Channel.
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A penny-farthing AKA a high wheel, enjoyed a calm ride along the route due to the massive road closures that ensured the safety for all riders.
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Riders passed by historic monuments like the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and the White House along the 17-mile route. The inaugural event took place May 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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The National Park Foundation was on hand to ensure a competitive round of Jenga for riders.
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A view from Pennsylvania Ave near the Newseum. The ride ended near Capitol Hill where participants enjoyed live music, food and activities.
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A cyclist begins her route.
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The Finish Festival was headlined by DJ Questlove from the in-house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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Many kid-centric activities were on hand like face painting during the Finish Festival.
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QuestLove performs during the Finish Festival near Pennsylvania and 3rd St. The event also included musical performances by White Ford Bronco, DJ Jahsonic and Adrian Loving.
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Riders take in a moment for a quick selfie before the ride begins along Pennsylvania Ave.
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The event also featured post-run yoga sessions, food trucks and giveaways for participants.
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