Do you like bikes? Do you like abandoned churches? How does being in an audience of thousands of people watching 100 fixed gear cyclists speeding around a track inside of an abandoned church in Bushwick sound?
This Saturday the 23rd, Red Bull is hosting the first ever Mini Drome in New York, and it’s happening inside that beloved church on Bushwick Ave (the same one in which The Pains of Being Pure At Heart just recorded their new music video a few weeks ago.) According to Red Bull’s press release, “In front of a cheering audience, 100 bicycle freaks will initially race against the clock for ten laps around this mini version of a typical velodrome, usually located in arenas or outside and typically cover about 10000- square feet. The field will get narrowed down to 32, who will race head-to-head in a bracket style competition – a different kind of March madness happening here… The challenge for the average NYC fixed gear cyclist is the unique and technically challenging course – that could have them reaching speeds of up to 30MPH.”
The event is 21+. To get in for free, RSVP here. Follow them on twitter @redbullNYC / #RBMiniDrome
The event starts at 9pm and runs until 4am. The church is located at 626 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Below is a link to a video on Red Bull’s website about the Mini Drome.