Red Hook Crit weekend was a blast. Opening the weekend with the Cadence X Deluxe release party, hosting a speakeasy tattoo day with Dustin on friday, and then racing the crit! Cooper qualified for the mens final, and ending up placing 60th. After getting caught up behind 3 crashes in the qualifier, Wilis didn’t end up making it to the big show for first time ever. In the womens field our racer, friend, and team coach Colleen Gulick won!
We’re beyond honored to have her wearing our kit in her first Red Hook Crit taking home the gold! The team competed on our custom painted Deluxe X Affinity Rally edition Anthems with our Deluxe carbon track wheels. The Anthem is one of the stiffest steel frames on the market, and are made by our friends Horse Cycles here in Brooklyn, we’re proud to have our team racing them.
This marking the 10 year anniversary for Red Hook Crit made it extra special. It’s amazing to see how it’s grown so much over the years. RHC started out as somewhat of a birthday celebration race for David Trimble, with no permit, sponsors, or even prizes. Now it’s the biggest fixed gear crit in the world.
Colleen and her partner Gil Hatton have been coaching the Deluxe track team since late last year; they’ve really helped us develop our training and racing tactics. If you’re looking for a coach, we can’t recommend anyone more than this duo! Check out their website here. Colleen is a national champion track racer, and professional road crit racer and Gil was the first American invited to race Keirin in Japan, an 11-time world champion, and coached the US Olympic track team.
Special thanks to Kenji Edmonds and Francois Lebeau for letting us use their photos!