Red Bull’s Ride + Style creates a unique stage for track bike and fixed gear riders to compete on a course designed to host a freestyle competition, as well as a high-paced one-on-one circuit race. Competitors have to do hot laps around the course, in designated brackets and often times at break neck speeds (luckily no one broke anything this year). When all the brackets wound down, one man was left standing. This year, the winner of the 2013 Ride + Style Track was Jason Clary.
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail and check out more photos from the 2013 Ride + Style track racers in the gallery.
As you can clearly tell, I wasn’t able to make it to the 2013 Red Bull Ride + Style this year, so I asked photographer Matt Lingo if he’d be interested in covering it for me. We’ll start off with his Guest Gallery of lifestyle and crowd shots, to set the stage as a record number of people took to the Justin Herman Plaza to watch everything go down…
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail!
Red Bull Ride + Style will return to San Francisco for the third time on Saturday, May 4, reuniting the world’s best fixed gear racers and freestylers in Justin Herman Plaza.
The event also brings together four of the world’s top street artists – Risk (Los Angeles), Tristan Eaton (NYC), Insa (London) and Sam Flores (San Francisco) — through collaborative art on both the race course and the freestyle ramps.
The BFF is coming in hot this year and to help get their host cities stoked, the crew made a compilation from their 2012 titles. You still have time to submit for the 2013 BFF. Check out more information at the Bicycle Film Festival!
This will be the first year where I won’t be in attendance at the Mash anniversary race. I’m sure Mike and the crew will have more information coming along for the three-year anniversary race on May 5th, but for now, this is all I’ve got.
Cloud Burst is one of my favorite rides I’ve ever done and was greatly responsible for my changed opinion on riding in Los Angeles. To this day, I still talk about it nonstop. If this daunting ride is too much for you to take on solo, the guys at Mudfoot are organizing the Hump Hundo, a group pedal up to Cloud Burst on May 5th.
“On Saturday, May 4, Red Bull Ride + Style will return to San Francisco for the third time, reuniting the world’s best fixed gear racers and freestylers together in Justin Herman Plaza. The event also brings together four of the world’s top street artists through collaborative art on both the racecourse and the freestyle ramps.”
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