Riding Along With the Aventon Women's Team
The Red Hook Crit is a spectacle. It's a bicycle race around a 1.2 km course that has 10 turns. There are over 60 competitors racing at once on fixed gear bikes (meaning you can't coast, and they don't have brakes). It's a crazy event and it brings out more fans than just about any bike race in North America – there were just over 8,000 spectators this year.
We wanted to cut through the spectacle and find out what makes the race so compelling for the racers. Competitors come from all over the world to toe the line on this pier in Brooklyn. So we decided to follow the Aventon Cycling Women's Team. This is their story.