Category Archives: crits
Kathryn Friedman at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard
Guest Gallery: Kathryn Friedman at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yards

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at photos from the Red Hook Crit races from what I would consider photographers who are “new” to documenting cycling. Some of the best editorial pieces in cycling’s history were written by fresh eyes. Ever read Buzzati’s coverage of the 1949 Tour of Italy?

Two years ago at the Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn, I met Kathryn Friedman, a photographer who happened to ride bikes in NYC and after this year’s Navy Yard crit, she emailed me some photos. I figured I’d let the dust settle a bit from one of the most bloody Red Hook Crit events ever, prior to posting…

Check out a Guest Gallery from Kathryn Friedman below!

Jun 27, 2013 6 comments
8Bar Bikes and Crucial Crit 01

Photos by Constantin Gerlach

The track bike criterium is a rapidly-growing event worldwide and over in Berlin, there’s a new fixed gear crit training series called Crucial Crit. Photographer Constantin Gerlach was on site for the first day of racing, documenting it all. See more here!

Jun 20, 2013 Comments are OFF
Emiliano Granado at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard
Emiliano Granado at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard

Few people know speed like Emiliano Granado. He’s one of cycling’s most creative and compelling photographers, known best from his work with Daniel Pasley on Manual For Speed and Yonder Journal. Emi’s in your face approach to documenting the sport often results in candid, up close and personal portraits in what many would consider the most inopportune time. Don’t expect podium or finish line shots from Manual For Speed because this is the real side of cycling. MFS spends every waking moment with professional cyclists. They know the tricks of the trade and in many ways, this experience makes MFS one of the most authentic resources for those wishing to see what it’s like to truly be PRO.

The Red Hook Crit Navy Yard was quite the race. A quick, technical course awaited over 100 racers and only 5 would finish. All it took was one big spill to split the field and with Neil Bezdek out in front, it seemed the race was determined after the first lap. Kyle Murphy from MASH SF held Bezdek’s wheel, placing him in second and Marc Marino from Team Chica Sexy won in a sprint for third. Everyone I’ve talked to about the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard said it was one of the fastest races they’ve been in. A true exhibition.

See all of Emiliano’s Guest Gallery from the 2013 Red Hook Crit Navy Yard below!

Jun 10, 2013 14 comments
Neil Bezdek Wins the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard

Photos by Bklynjosh

Neil Bezdek won the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard Brooklyn track crit last night. The course was fast and almost immediately, Neil and Kyle Murphy broke away, before being caught by Marc Marino who finished third (hell yeah dude!!!!). Finishing fourth and fifth were Alex Barouh and Cooper Ray.

A lot of the race favorites flatted out, some crashed but Neil took his fourth all-time victory at the Red Hook Crit.

Jun 9, 2013 2 comments