Photo by Brian Vernor
This just in from the Red Hook Crit:
“The Red Hook Criterium is proud to announce the introduction of a cohesive championship series which will take place over four rounds. Points will be accumulated throughout the season to award the first Red Hook Criterium World Champion. The first round will take place on March 30th in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Additional race dates, venues, and cities will be announced shortly.
In addition we will be introducing a new qualifying format, a constructors/team cup, and an expanded prize list. We are also increasing our focus on the 5k running race with a two race series, the men and women’s fields held separately, and USATF certified courses.”
I like seeing sprint finishes at the Red Hook Crit, even if sometimes you’ve gotta go to Milano to see one. Because there were no sprints for the gold at Red Hook Crit Brooklyn last year!
Here’s another recap from the Red Hook Crit Milan!
This in from G+D:
Our neigborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn has been left flooded and in shambles following Hurricane Sandy. Countless homes, shops, artist studios, restaurants, bars, and workshops have been devastated. Despite this recent hardship, the heart of this vibrant community cannot be washed away. While our own storefront office flooded, the losses are minimal compared to the dire situation in the neighborhood.
Castelli Cycling has generously stepped up to produce a pair of special benefit jerseys with us to help raise funds for Red Hook’s recovery. Designed by Jonah Birns, the jerseys will bepre-sold exclusively on Gage+DeSoto until December 1st. After production is complete, we will be shipping these in mid-January.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
All profits from these jerseys will be split between the Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and Restore Red Hook (RRH). The RHI–an established community center–is operating as the critical organizer of relief efforts. Since then, Restore Red Hook has also been set up to help the many devastated small businesses of Red Hook reopen their doors as soon as possible.
Available in race weight short sleeve (also in Women’s sizes) or thermal long sleeve (Men’s only) | Please select size and style before you check out | Sizing chart
The light in Northern California is just magnificent when it pours through redwoods like this. Here’s a photo of Dave Trimble, founder of Red Hook Crit soaking in the waining daylight. I shot this just 8 hours after he landed in the States from Italy for the Red Hook Crit Milano.
Here’s the first Red Hook Crit Milano video I’ve found on Vimeo or Youtube that’s worth posting. It catches some spills at that turn everyone was complaining about as well as the final moments in the race, leading up to the finish sprint, which I still haven’t seen any video of. Who’s got it?