The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

Posted on February 14 2014, 11:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

With many passionate cyclists here at Rockstar, we are once again proud to sponsor the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series. Heralded by ESPN as “the greatest bicycle race in America”, the 2014 Red Hook Criterium begins in Brooklyn, New York on March 29th. From there, the three part series continues to the spectacular waterfront circuit in Barcelona, Spain culminating in the championship finale around the iconic streets of Milan, Italy.
Over the past seven years, the Red Hook Criterium has rapidly established itself as one of the most exciting cycling races in the world. Expanding into a continuous international race series in 2013, the RHC attracts pro road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban athletes who compete over multiple laps around a short, technical circuit on highly specified track bikes where riders need to demonstrate both street-tuned handling skills and unrivaled athleticism to be in contention for a place on the podium. 
For the first time in the series’ history, 2014 will see a separate race for female competitors throughout the championship directed by Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, winner of the inaugural 2008 Red Hook Crit and highest female finisher in every race since. Additionally, both the Brooklyn and Barcelona rounds will host a 5-km running race on the same date, on the same circuit, and in the same spirit as the cycling Criterium. 
With a revamped, compact three race schedule each event will carry more weight in the championship, increasing the pressure on the riders to perform consistently. Each event will feature a host of new improvements for spectators and riders alike, and an increased prize list and continually rising prestige will make each podium spot fiercely contested. 
In 2013, the RHC attracted record numbers of competitors and crowds of over 25,000 cementing its place as the most exciting, technical and dynamic series on the International racing calendar; 2014 is set to be even bigger. 
March 29th: Brooklyn, New York
August 30th: Barcelona, Spain
October 11th: Milan, Italy
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  • der_Teebeutelon March 26 2014, 2:32amReplyFlag
    Where can I buy the Cycling Clothes? I'm a Rider too and i want to ride in this stuff to support you!
    • dankiller13on March 16 2014, 4:59pmReplyFlag
      I am very happy for this because i love cycling and im a rider in the spanish selection(16 years) so im going to go to barcelona,in GTA i use more the bike than the adder hahah
      • MinitureManon March 15 2014, 10:04pmReplyFlag
        I am a big fan of cycling in GTA. I am very grateful for the cycles added to GTA V But I really think there should be more added to biking in GTA V. So if R* could look into that, that would be great. Example > You should be able to kick left or right while on bike?
        • Crez01on March 13 2014, 3:00pmReplyFlag
          With Rockstar sponsoring the Red Hook, you'd think we could get some more bike love in GTA... how about the ability to paint the bikes or add new aero / trispokes / rims etc? Would love to see some new sleek fixed gears in the game too.

          You know the support would be there as there are next to no bike games on any platform anymore, this could be huge, do it do it do it ;)
          • robnarlyon March 8 2014, 4:16pmReplyFlag
            As a pro bike mechanic and rider, the bikes have been awesome for me because I had not been able to ride due to injury in over a year, so I run a MTB bike race series almost everytime I play online- if you like bikes, you'll like my races- here's the playlist link-
            race with me and win and get a crew invite and access to special crew only races and deathmatches
            • gta5NBon February 28 2014, 8:14pmReplyFlag
              NICE!is very very NICE!
              • goshtrideron February 24 2014, 1:34pmReplyFlag
                Hello everybody,
                I just created a race, in the spirit of competition cycling,
                as the "Tour de France"
                that it take place in 14 stages, all through the key places of LS
                enprumtant in all types of terrain.
                Feel free to come and try !

                The name of the race is : The round of L.S
                Key words : cycling , competition

                Thank you

                Good game at all
                • Quint_Vanceon February 20 2014, 10:04amReplyFlag
                  • JackBlaze87on February 18 2014, 7:44amReplyFlag
                    Hey everybody I've made two bike races keeping with the cyclist spirit.

                    Hope you all check them out and please bookmark, share with friends and give a like if you enjoy my humble submissions.

                    Trickle Down Economics:

                    Grove Sweet Grove:
                    • grenzlandchilleron February 18 2014, 4:37amReplyFlag
                      Please check out this job I've created: "Red HOOK CRIT"


                      The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series comes to Los Santos. The unofficial fourth stage with the classic cycling race over the Vinewood Hills.
                    • Officer-69on February 18 2014, 1:21amReplyFlag
                      Glad to see Rockstar promoting sports! Go Rockstar!

                      P.S. Just an idea, but you could stream it over GTA V's TV...
                      • TimmyNwon February 17 2014, 1:56pmReplyFlag
                        Very Very Cool ! I had no idea RSG were involved in the sport of cycling ! Congratulations on taking the time and money on the Red Hook Crit this year A world wide series of open crits races are in order. Oh and one more thing thanks for having cycling in GTA5 !
                        • LlamaHammerson February 17 2014, 10:51amReplyFlag
                          • stovokor666on February 17 2014, 10:31amReplyFlag
                            • drakeracingon February 17 2014, 4:50amReplyFlag
                              How about doing a cycling weekend race event rock*.
                              Anyone can enter. Where they have to do a time trial on a perticular track. You can try as many times as you like over a week. Then by 1 o'clock Sunday, the 20 fastest times, will be invited to race around Los Santos in the final. With BIG rewards for the winners. It would be awsome.
                            • grenzlandchilleron February 16 2014, 7:56amReplyFlag
                              Please check out this job I've created:
                              A classic BMX Race with some jumps and stairways.

                              and a playlist with my best bike races: "Cyclist Championship"

                              or the short playlist with 4 BMX races: "BMX Contest" *only BMX*
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