From the man himself, Daveaugust:
March 20th, 2010
The Red Hook Criterium enters it’s 3rd year in 2010.
As my birthday tradition this race is “fixed” and brakeless only. The format remains the same. 20 fast laps around a tight, twisty, and dangerous circuit through the desolate Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The racing circuit follows last year’s route including the now infamous “Otsego Chicane” and the “Beard Street Cobbles”.
Date: Saturday, March 20th
Start Time: 11:00 pm
Race Length: 20 Laps (approx 35 minutes)
Equipment: 1. Fixed-gear brakeless required
2. Helmets required
3. 49x15 recommend gearing
4. Puncture resistant tires highly recommended
Entry Fee: $15
Primes: 1. End of the first lap
2. End of the halfway point lap.
Last year's winner Neil Bezdek is now Cat 1, so take that as an indicator of the level of competition - come correct if you want to make an appearance on the podium! Check out those sponsors!! This race has been getting bigger every year and is fast becoming an annual Brooklyn tradition. Wish I could be there, but I'll have to watch from Vancouver...