North Avenue sprung to life with trapeze acrobatics, Boulevard teemed with bicycle hockey (aka hipster polo) and drag queens crashed the after party. Which means it was pretty much business as usual Sunday for Atlanta Streets Alive, the last street-closure shindig of its kind for 2014. Thousands flocked to a Big-Dipper-shaped route the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition billed as "4.5 miles of car-free bliss," and most of the bike-riding, beer-swilling, freestyle-dancing, a cappella-singing patrons seemed to be feeling it. Multi-lane North Avenue made its ASA debut, adding extra room for street frolicking and a steep hill for breaking the speed limit on two wheels. The eye test says attendance may not have broken the 82,000 benchmark set by ASA's similar route last October, but for a somewhat dreary day, the party was strong.
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