Monster Track. The world’s most infamous, dangerous and in my opinion, most significant alleycat. In the 15 years it’s been thrown in New York City, it never ceases to surprise its contenders. There are only a few rules, the most important being two words: NO BRAKES.
Typically, there’s a weeding down process, at the hands of multiple manifests. Everyone starts with one, but only a select few make it to true completion by filling up to three. This year, mother nature smiled on the event, delivering somewhat favorable conditions (when compared to previous years being riddled with rain and snow). At the end of the event, the winners of Monster Track XV were Cooper Ray and Hannah Todd.
On the scene at the event and working the Williamsburg Bridge checkpoint was Chris Lee, who provided a few photos from the event. Check them out in the Gallery!
To avoid your bank accounts being drained by the queues of NAHBS builders, I’ll start dropping in normal content these next few days…
The Rookie Race is the “warm up” to Monster Track. So once again Boda Boda took to the streets to cover another fast-paced alleycat in NYC but this one’s got an unexpected ending.
Remember, in Boda Boda videos, #neverreadthecomments
… we’ll take a break from NAHBS-ness for a second to post some Red Hook Crit love. Up top is this year’s Monster Track winner, Cooper, wearing the new Red Hook Crit Jersey by Castelli and below is Crihs’ documentary on the race.
Red Hook Crit is less than two weeks away – March 29th.
Monster Track is this weekend in NYC and that means there will be a prize bag up for grabs. Not just any prize bag either. Philly’s REload Bags have been sponsoring the event for ten years and each year, their designs just keep getting better and better.
Rather than a messenger bag, Roland went with a Flight Pack. My personal favorite bag in REload’s line.
Now the question: who’s gonna win this?
Two classics in the bike messenger racing world are coming in hot, head to head, this weekend in New York City.
Monster Track XV and Velo City IX… are you ready? Head to those links for all the necessary information.
Great artwork, Greg!
Man, I miss the shit out of NYC this time of year. Everyone is anxious about Monster Track! Scoop up one of these shirts at Affinity. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Monster Track events, parties and prize money. Sounds good to me!
Photo by Chris Lee
It’s not always about perfect Cali winters. Especially not on the east coast. Wilis went out with Chris Lee to shoot some photos of his new Cadence Airflow kit. Check out more at Cadence’s Tumblr!
This just in from Red Hook Crit HQ:Trimble Racing is proud to announce the 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series. Rockstar Games returns as the presenting sponsor alongside a strong list of supporting series sponsors including Giro Sport Design, Cinelli, Castelli Cycling, Timbuk2, hatchMAP, San Marco, Ass Savers, Peloton Magazine, and R&A Cycles.
1. March 29, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.7
2. August 30, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No.2
3. October 11, 2014 – Red Hook Criterium Milano No.5
Race registration for the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No. 7 opens on
Monday February 17 at 12:00pm EST
Three Race Championship
Improved Timing & Scoring App
Better Athlete Experience
Improved Qualifying Format
Design & Sponsorship Collaborations
5k Running Races in Brooklyn & Barcelona
@rockstargames @cinelli_official @girocycling @timbuk2 @hatchmap @sellesanmarco @asssavers @pelotonmagazine @racycles
Photo by Brian Vernor
Speaking of night riding, last year, Brian Vernor linked up with Cooper Ray to shoot some photos for BELL and this was a left-over photo. Check out more at Brian Vernor’s Making Blog!
Photos by Jeremy Dunn
I saw this portrait of Dan and Britlee on the Rapha Survey and reached out to Jeremy Dunn of the Athletic for a higher-res file. Not only did he send it over, but he wrote a little blurb about them as well. What a nice guy!
Check out more below!