There’s going to be a flood of content this week from Ride + Style for sure and I can’t wait for that. The official recap from the event went up on Redbull.com yesterday. I spent the a couple hours right after the event working on getting this together and there’s some rad flicks in the mix from the content pool as well so hop over to read the official press release. Year three of the event was so solid and competition this year was probably the most on point in both the race and freestyle portions. I know I’m beat from all the fun but I’m sure glad I got to see all the homies and take part in the biggest fixed gear event stateside. Huge thanks to the Red Bull crew and everyone that said what’s up over the weekend! Click over for the whole article.
Red Bull Ride + Style goes off with the best fixed gear riders in both track and freestyle events.
“As this year’s Red Bull Ride + Style approached, the competition was looking to be the toughest yet, with a solid, custom track set-up and a fixed freestyle lineup featuring riders from around the world. Competitors new and old geared up and hit the course at Justin Herman Plaza hoping to take home the coveted first place trophies.
Artwork on the ramps and course features from established street artists RISK, Tristan Eaton, Insa and San Francisco local Sam Floresbrightened up the space and helped blend the two distinct cultures that have mutual respect for each other. The crowd of more than 5,000 spectators was not disappointed.
Back to attempt a return to the top of the track podium was the 2011 Red Bull Ride + Style winner Jason Clary, with 2012 winner Addison Zawada also looking to claim a second title. As the heats progressed, the riding was taken to another level — some riders went full-bore and crashed, ultimately removing themselves from competition…”