Amateurs need not apply to this bicycling event.
Red Hook Criterium is a race through Red Hook for serious daredevil bikers only. It consists of twenty grueling laps through this waterfront neighborhood, at night, over cobblestones, on bikes without brakes. And if that's not bad enough, the streets are not completely closed to traffic. Sounds fun, right?
According to Bike Blog New York, it "brings together roadies, messengers and track bike enthusiasts who turn a three quarters of a mile course into their own velodrome. All riders must be on fixed gears."
Red Hook Criterium is now in its fourth year. This year's event is scheduled for March 26th.
Keep an eye out on the event's web site for more information.
Know anyone who is taking part?