Baltimore hosts the largest Kinetics Festival/Race on the east coast. For the 20th consecutive year human powered works of art have taken over the streets of the city.
While not quite as large as the one in Humboldt County, California, the Baltimore race still featured a number of well done sculptures, as well as coordinated racers.
Even the spectators were interesting.
Many dressing for the occasion.
While the teams got ready for the 15 mile race around the streets, into the bay and through a mud pit.
Eventually they were off and made their way up Federal Hill.
Which provided a nice backdrop of the skyline.
The machines had all sorts of designs, some better than others (although this one used their arms and hands, not their legs, which proved troublesome).
Eventually they made their way into downtown.
With a highlight being Patterson Park and the mud pit. The crowds were 5 deep on both sides.
And the mud was deep.
But with 48″ alien wheels the mud was no problem.
Which made for happy aliens.