Get your bikes ready NYC!
2011 Red Hook Criterium to be powered by Eastern Mountain Sports
Trimble Racing is proud to announce Eastern Mountain Sports as the presenting sponsor of the 4th annual Red Hook Criterium to be held on March 26th, 2011. “Each year has seen the race double the number of participants, spectators, and media coverage. The partnership with Eastern Mountain Sports will allow the race to continue growing while retaining the original atmosphere and appeal of the Red Hook Criterium,” says organizer David Trimble. This unsanctioned bicycle race is held on a short technical circuit in Red Hook, Brooklyn and has attracted semi-professional ‘roadies’, bike messengers, and urban cyclists. As in the past, track bikes are mandatory for all riders. The first person to cross the finish line at the completion of 20 laps will take home the famed cobblestone trophy. “This race is fast, dangerous and requires an equal combination of strength, bike handling skills, and bravery,” says Trimble.
Keeping with race tradition, the after party will immediately follow the race where the top finishers will be showered with champagne, prizes, and cash. “Eastern Mountain Sports is fully committed to supporting cycling every chance we get, so how can we say “no” to a race that starts at 11PM and showcases athletes racing track bikes over cobblestoned streets” says Eastern Mountain Sports Executive Vice President Ted Manning, “Coupled with our amplified focus on New York City this year, Red Hook Crit gives us a chance to not only openly support cycling, but to be a part of a unique New York-based event.”
Eastern Mountain Sports is at the top of a deep sponsor list that includes Cinelli,
La Colombe, Vici Velo, Brooklyn Brewery, Giro, 9th Street Cycles, Gage + Desoto, Teamscreen, Rapha, and Roo Design.
The race is held at night and starts at 11:00 pm sharp. More information at