Every year the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn are blocked off and track bikes take over. But this isn’t just a ride where the weekend warrior can show up, it’s the Red Hook Crit and it’s arguably the most prestigious event of its kind. Combining urban bike handling skills with professional cycling levels of fitness, the event is held at night for extra dramatic effect. To celebrate this year’s race, San Francisco-based bag maker Timbuk2 presents the Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack.
Long-time supporters of the event, Timbuk2 designed this bag for racers and everyday riders alike. The duffel-like zip opening allows for easy access and organization of the entire bag. Internal pockets keep valuables safe and separate from the main compartment—which is large enough to hold a helmet, shoes, racing kit and a few snacks. Meanwhile the backpack strap system converts easily to a single diagonal sling for easy on-the-bike access.
Made of lightweight, durable ripstop nylon, the Timbuk2 Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack weighs in at under a pound and is backed by the brand’s lifetime guarantee. Pick one up in orange or black for $99.
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