I am not sure of the DC Bike Party's official stance on corking
What is corking?
in the culture of "social rides" there is a concept called "corking"
CORKING IS NOT A CRIME!
Corking as defined by the Critical Mass culture
Corking works to help keep the group of cyclists together
sure some cars get agitated
but for the most part... I think the cars are excited... or at least curious
it can get scary if someone gets aggressive behind the wheel
but for the most part people accept that they have to wait a light cycle or two
it really is more fun if the party rolls together
I think that corking should be permitted
for a police officer to ticket someone for corking is absurd as the police ticketing someone for stopping traffic so that their moving van can back out an alley or loading dock
they are not obstructing traffic
they are doing what is best in facilitating flow and keeping things safe
these photos and more from the August DC Bike Party