NY Grands BMX Alleycat Race 2017

Racing through the heart of Manhattan for 500 dollars

28 Jun 2017

Video by Bryan Close

Over the course of the Bicycle Film Festival in NYC, 40+ of the quickest street-wise riders came together for the annual NY Grands race. This year, instead of cutting through open Brooklyn streets, the course wove its way through the heart of Manhattan. The fastest dudes in the city were gunning for a $500 cash purse, number plates for the top five finishers, and the title that comes along with winning one of the wildest BMX events this city has ever seen. Congrats to all who finished. This race was dedicated to the memory of Dave Preston Rodebaugh.  

5.75 miles of red lights and tight traffic
19 minutes and 49 seconds - my time for 6th place
Average speed of 17.42mph