The 5th annual Red Hook Criterium was held Saturday, March 24. Beginning at 8 pm on Clinton Wharf St., the fixed gear criterium and a 5km running race consisted of multiple laps of a short technical circuit around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Daniel Chabanov won the race for the 3rd consecutive year when he broke away on the 4th lap. The field consisted of elite athletes, track stars, amateur runners, professional cyclists, bike messengers, and urban cyclists.
This unique event combines the underground art of street racing with the intensity of an high-level competition. First held in 2008 to celebrate organizer David Trimble’s birthday, the RHC has established itself as a fast, intense, and spectator-friendly race that is the pinnacle of a weekend of events that includes dinners, art exhibitions, parties, and group bicycle rides.
Photographs by Mark Hewko.