I love it when the Red Hook Crit videos come rolling in!
What started out as an illegal night race with 15 riders has turned into an international championship gathering over 500 athletes from 43 different countries.
The Red Hook Crit turned 10 this year. I first did the race in 2010, Brian Vernor was also there for the first time, making a movie and shooting photos. Seven years later we were both in the media tent at the 10th edition of the race trying to take it all in while simultaneously being completely blown away by the race. A few days later I got to see his photos from that day (the one’s you see in this gallery) and the images he made just struck a cord with me. The choices he was making about what to photograph and what not to photograph made me feel like he was understanding the race in a way that was similar to mine. So I called him up to just talk about the Crit, his photos, and why he keeps coming back. (more…)
Here’s a video featuring British Pro-cyclist Hayley Edwards, racing the 2017 Red Hook Crit Championship Season for Stanridge Speed Cycles.
… check out more information on her new skinsuit at Santini.
Caren Hartley recently completed a track bike for Juliet Elliot to take on the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn this weekend with. Made from Columbus HSS Spirit, with a Columbus Futura fork and custom paint, done in-house at Hartley Cycles, complete with gold leafing and fiery red candy fade. See more details at Hartley Cycles and keep your eyes peeled at the Red Hook Crit for this bike in action!
Photos by Chris Riekert
The Red Hook Crit Brooklyn is coming this weekend, April 29th. Each year, the designers at Specialized look to outfit their racers with limited edition Allez track bikes. This year, the design was inspired by the process and design of the BMW art car series with a composition made by puzzle-pieced decals on top of the frame’s paint as a collaboration with Rocket Espresso, the team’s co-sponsor.
This process makes these uniquely-designed bikes production-ready, unlike previous versions of the RHC Allez race frames. If you’re looking to acquire one of these, the bad news is the track frames are for the athletes only, but there will be 300 road frames available in July. See the Allez track frames in action this weekend at the Red Hook Crit and check out more photos below. Thanks to Dylan Buffington for sending these over! (more…)
The 8Bar Bikes team made it to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium in the second installment of their video story. You can see the first half of the video in the related column on the left.
It’s always rad seeing your friends doing their thing, no matter how crazy it can get!
The Swiz is the whiz when it comes to paint!