LIVE: Red Bull Mini Drome NYC 2014
by Jon "Law" Heredia
Fixed Gear Cycling Throwdown Returns to New York With the City’s Best Riders Competing on The World’s Smallest Velodrome
WHAT: On Friday, June 27, Red Bull Mini Drome will make its triumphant return to Brooklyn where top fixed gear cyclists from across the five boroughs and beyond will compete on a shrunken velodrome that measures about the length, width and height of a New York City subway car.
Although it’s only in its second year in New York, this unique high octane race has quickly become a top cycling competition on the east coast bringing speed, balance and bravado together on a steep and shrunken velodrome, custom constructed to give competitors a treacherous challenge. Riders will reach speeds of 25 mph forcing them to test their mental stamina, technical precision and raw strength.
Fifty teams of two riders have been invited to participate in this pinnacle fixed gear competition. Each rider will clock in heats of ten laps with the top eight combined team times advancing. The night will culminate in a showdown bracket of the top eight teams with one squad being crowned the 2014 Red Bull Mini Drome victors. There will also be an individual competition with riders going head-to-head with the better time advancing.
Tickets to the event are free and on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please visit minidromenyc.eventbrite.com.
WHO: Red Bull Mini Drome features the top 50 cycling teams (two riders each, 100 total riders) from across New York’s five boroughs and surrounding areas.
WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2014, Doors Open at 7:00PM, Main Event Starts at 8:00PM
WHERE: Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
ADMISSION: Attendance is free and 21+; fans can RSVP at minidromenyc.eventbrite.com