Sad news today as organizers behind the Red Hook Crit announced that they have canceled all races for 2019. Series founder and owner David Trimble told VeloNews that sponsorship revenues this year were not enough to cover the event’s overhead costs.
“There were, in my opinion, bad options to continue this year at a lower level,” Trimble said. “But for me, reaching the full ambition of the race is my idea. So, instead of scrambling to find solutions for this year, I’m going to take a year and relaunch it in the future.”
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After careful consideration of our options we will be taking 2019 off. Instead our efforts will be focused on raising support and developing plans for the continuation of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series in the years to come. We appreciate every athlete, sponsor, volunteer, photographer, videographer, staff member, and fan who helped us build the Crit into what it is today and look forward to the next time we can bring everyone back together at the RHC. #redhookcrit