Looks like there will be some video taping this Saturday. Here is a press release of a project for the upcoming bicycle film festival.
On Saturday, March 28 the 2009 Red Hook Criterium will take place and will be be filmed as a competitive sporting event. The film will be produced by Kalim Armstrong (Orange Bikes Take Manhattan, Messenger) and John Hoppin, with assistance from Daniel Leeb (Cinecycle). The race organizer is David August Trimble, and the race director is Al Barouh.
Multiple HD cameras will be set up to film the race. At least one helmet cam will follow race action firsthand. Additionally, a surprise helmet cam shooter may be in town to cover the race. We will have a camera at the podium presentation immediately following the race.
Race commentary and analysis will be provided by John Hoppin and Michael Green (bikeblog NYC).
The 2009 Red Hook Criterium is an unsanctioned race through a desolate post-industrial part of Brooklyn. Track bikes are mandatory for riders and the field will be a mix of semi-profesional cyclists, bike messengers, and urban cyclists. The race consists of 16 three quarter-mile laps of a course which features several hairpin turns, a fast sprint through the parking lot of a chain retailer, a cobblestone stretch, and a sprint finish. Start time for the race is 11pm on Saturday night. Bus and automobile traffic on the course, even if kept to a minimum, is a near-certainty.
The first person to cross the finish line at the completion of 16 laps will take home $300. The second place finisher will receive a $150 prize, and the third place finisher will pocket $50. Additionally, the first rider to complete the first and eighth laps will receive a prime, or prize, to be announced on race day.
Immediately following the race will be a house party where the podium presentation and distribution of prizes will take place.
This project is made possible by the Bicycle Film Festival family, a festival featuring films featuring the bicycle in 39 cities annually.
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