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April 24 2015

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Image c/o Eloy Anzola.

Red Hook Crit, the city's premiere (brakeless) bike race, rolls out this Saturday. The high energy, high stakes and highly popular event, held each spring in the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, makes for one of the year's best to watch. The main event starts at 9pm, but get there early to take advantage of free bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives — while supplies last — and you'll also get to watch the qualifiers and a 5K foot race.

While you don't need to follow bike racing to appreciate the race's visceral thrills, for those looking to dig deeper, event founder and BikeNYC guest contributor David Trimble put together the Essential Red Hook Crit 2015 Guide to explain the basics, highlight top contenders and race strategy. 

Looking for something a little more low-key? Join Kidical Mass — a fun, safe, family-friendly bike ride — for a ride Uptown, or tour all twelve of the Bronx's bike shops with T.A.'s Bronx Activist Committee this Sunday.

Read on for a roundup of all this week's best events.

Events
Cyclist Ayesha McGowan (aka A Quick Brown Fox) on her journey to become the first pro African-American woman cyclist.

Profiles in Pedaling

A Quick Brown Fox Jumps Pro Cycling’s Biggest Barrier
April 22, 2015

Ayesha McGowan (a.k.a. A Quick Brown Fox) on her inspiring and eye-opening journey to become the first professional African-American woman cyclist.

Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn 2015 Guide.

Red Hook Crit 2015

The Essential Guide to the World's Premier Track Bike Criterium
April 20, 2015

Red Hook Crit founder David Trimble's guide to the world's premier track bike criterium gives event goers the ropes and highlights 2015's top contenders.

Bike to Work Challenge

Profiles in Pedaling

Daniel Garwood Leads the Bike Commuter Challenge
April 20, 2015

T.A. Spoke with Daniel Garwood, captain of Sam Schwartz Engineering's Bike to Work Challenge team to learn why his workplace took the Challenge.

Earth Day bike ride.

This Week's Best Bike Events

Earth Day Social Ride, Memorial Ride and More
April 17, 2015

Join Brooklyn BP Eric Adams for an Earth Day Social Ride, plus more of the week's best bike rides, classes and celebrations.

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