The 2012 Red Hook Crit Coverage Presented by Cinelli USA

The last time I was at the Red Hook Crit, it was a small, intimate race through the dark, cobbled streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. And even though I’ve paid close attention to the past two year’s event, I was not prepared to be greeted with a large, well-lit, legitimate closed course criterium. 20 laps of fast-paced track bike racing greeted me, complete with the standard spills and thrills. I feel like this year, more than before, the community as a whole embraced the event, sparking riders to travel from SF, LA and even as far as Italy and Spain. With Dan Chabanov defending his title, his competition came mostly from the legs of Mash‘s Rainier. With one lap to go, Dan’s solo gap was enough to seal his victory and Rainier took a solid second place. See the full results here.

It was the first time I’ve ever shot an event like this at night, so I wanted to try a few ideas out in field and for the most part, I’m pleased with the outcome.

Cinelli USA helped fund my trip out to the 2012 Red Hook Crit and below are select photos I shot for them.

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  • Awesome photos man!  i hope Red Hook stays on the race calendar for many years to come.  Congrats Dan!

  • Chris

    Great pics John.  
    What’s the story with the broke Bianchi?

  • Chris L

    What’s the story behind the broken fork on the Bianchi?

    • Chris

      The economy, man.

  • legit photo!

  • Drew

    2nd to last shot of Dan and Crihs is a great one John.

    • hater69

      Bromance is PRO.

  • Who is the dude with the Cinelli BOLT wearin the CAPO kit?  And the Italian? Guy with the Dayglow green Bike? I got pics of them and want to caption approprietly

  • Great shot! What kind of lens was used for the 2nd photo?