I’m still riding an adrenaline rush from a weekend of high speed fun at the Red Hook Criterium. It launched with dinner Friday night at artist Dustin Yellin‘s awe-inspiring Pioneer Works space in Red Hook and then heats during the day Saturday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (running and bike races). The place was packed and food trucks depleted by the time the riders headed out for the final and champagne sprayed from the winners podium sometime after 10:30 P.M. Saturday night with Neil Bezdek taking the top prize.
According to Angelo Colombo, owner of Cinelli the famed Italian road bike brand, the Red Hook Crit is the hippest most exciting bike race in the world right now. OK- full disclosure- his company is a sponsor of the race, too- but still- that’s a pretty high recommendation from someone who knows a whole lot about bike racing. I was over the moon when David Trimble, the sporting young entrepreneurial spirit behind the night-time fixed gear bike race in Red Hook suggested that I do a collaboration with them. And thus was born the Red Hook Riding Dress. A dashing red shirt-dress with 3 reflective buttons and a silver lining.
The Red Hook Riding dress made her debut last night on podium girls Laura and Jennifer as they handed out the accolades to the winners of this first Red Hook Crit event of the year.
While the racers were sweating it out on the course, we did an impromptu photo-shoot on the gorgeous yacht that the Trimble family rents and stays on during the event – so look out for some fun new pic!
The Red Hook Riding Dress will be available on the Red hook Crit on-line shop and at the 3 other events this year:
Here’s the year’s schedule, come on out to the next one in June!
Round 1: March 30th, Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn
Round 2: June 8th, Red Hook Criterium Navy Yard
Round 3: August 24th, Red Hook Criterium Barcelona
Round 4: Early October, Red Hook Criterium Milano