Wow, it's already been a year since we first wrote about that gnarly unauthorized no-brakes bike race through Red Hook! Last Saturday night they did it again, holding the 3rd Annual Red Hook Criterium, which takes place on a "quarter-mile course which features several hairpin turns, a fast sprint through the parking lot of a chain retailer, a cobblestone stretch, and a sprint finish." (The winner after 16 laps got a six pack of beer and an "extremely rare" bicycle frame.) This year they had volunteer marshals helping stop traffic; one of them was BikeBlogNYC, who posted a detailed account of the race, with Ed Glazer's stellar photos. Velo News also has a full report, and here's the NY Post's informative video segment about the Criterium:
Video: Red Hook's Late-Night, Fixed Gear Bike Race
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