The 2012 Red Bull #RideNStyle – Racers

Compared to last year’s event, the 2012 Red Bull RideNStyle race track was a huge improvement. The lanes were wider, racers were required to use some of the fixed freestyle course and with the addition of two banks on the staircase, people were encouraged to gap the channel. Much as I anticipated, the competition came down to four racers.

In the end, it came down to Addison Zawada, Hern and Walton. Three strong racers, all out for it and the crowd was into it.

Click on the above photo to launch the gallery, or here to open in a new tab.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QBAYQYB25THQTESUPTASA2XK3M Victor Tvrdy

    I’d always break my fork when doing track bike freestyle…

    • mashingmasher

      BMX stem and riser bars on a race bike. Haters gonna hate.

  • Christopher Snider

    When I click the “here” to open in a new tab it went to the “Night Mobbin'” gallery. But clicking on the comments link brings me to this gallery.

  • Prtyhrd

    I cannot believe that Addison won on that bike! It is soooo not set up for racing!

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      For this course it was. Lower saddle, high front end, wide bars and spinny gear. Perfect for this kind of shit.

    • Evangelinegale

      It would be hard to say what ‘set up for racing’ is on this kind of course. It’s a drag race on a skate park. It’s anyone’s guess what the best bike for it would be.

  • ScumbagSF

    Damn. Kell’s new whip is lookin rad. fuck i need to get back home and riding in my city.

  • AQP

    Was Kapri Gonzales the only woman riding and racing men?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Yep

  • taco

    the guy in 41 knows the score

  • Ancient Arrakis Youth

    I take back what I said about Addison, dude came PREPPED! dope photo of him on the wall.

  • Cal

    Want are those thick red grips on the Omnium? Lovin that setup

    • Brent

      OOQI

  • JossLDN

    Where is Tom La Marche? I was just thinking that the other day. He dropped 2 or 3 ridiculous edits towards the end of last year and then disappeared. WHERE ARE YOU TOM!?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      He is living in Alaska, salmon fishing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/conor.richard Conor Richard

    is there any video from the race?

  • http://lifeisagamewithoutresetbutton.tumblr.com/ Muhammad S amien

    Chas finish this heat on foot. what the story behind that?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      He wrecked and rather than picking up his bike, he just ran.

  • DamianRiehl

    Stoked on the finish line shot, John. And you know I hesitated recognizing you at the shop as well. I meant to fuck with you for a second(maybe not to that degree, but oh well), but I also had the upper hand of seeing your bike right after the reintroduction. If I’d have had mine, it would’ve been fair. Anyhow, it was a good weekend. 

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Great seeing you too man! Next time, it’ll be on your turf.