‘Unofficial’ Bike Race Draws Crowds in Red Hook

March 29, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff

Capital New York writes about an unofficial bike race called the Red Hook Criterium that takes place on a regular basis. The ride has grown from a late-night ride for locals to one that draws corporate sponsors and competitors from as far away as Italy and Spain.  There’s only one rule: Competitors must ride fixed-gear track bikes. These bicycles, widely used by bike messengers, usually don’t have brakes, so they’re difficult to control.


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