San Francisco, CA (May 1, 2013) - On Saturday, May 4, Red Bull Ride + Style will return to San Francisco for the third time, reuniting the world’s best fixed gear racers and freestylers together in Justin Herman Plaza. The event also brings together four of the world’s top street artists – Risk (Los Angeles), Tristan Eaton (NYC), Insa (London) and Sam Flores (San Francisco) – through collaborative art on both the race course and the freestyle ramps.
Josh Boothby (freestyle) and Addison Zawada (race) are the defending champions and will return to compete on a course boasting six features constructed by H5 Events. More than 250 four-foot by eight-foot sheets of plywood, 560 eight-foot-long two-by-fours and more than 5,000 nails were used in the build. The four artists used more than 400 cans of spray paint, 30 gallons of primer, 20 gallons of automotive clear coat and 20 gallons of high pigment acrylic, plus a variety of metal flakes and vintage candy tints.
The event begins at 11 a.m. with the track races. The freestyle competition begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
For more information, please visit www.redbull.com/ridenstyle.
Riders automatically invited to Red Bull Ride + Style are the finalists from both race and freestyle portions of the 2012 event. The top 16 racers and top 10 freestyle competitors from last year’s event have been invited.
Fixed Freestyle: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 10)
Josh Boothby (2012 winner) Joe McKeag Matt Reyes Michael Chacon Justin Mitchell Matt Montoya Ed “Wonka” LaForte Jakob Santos Miles Mathia Tyler Johnson
Race: Pre-Qualified Riders (Top 16)
Addison Zawada (2012 winner) Walton Brush Edgar Juarez Jason Clary Hernan Montenegro Kell McKenzie Austin Horse Massan Fluker Chas Christensen Jerome Stretch Steven Tortorelli Justin Mitchell Kapri Gonzalez Tony Rabeneau Scott Piercefield David Trimble
For more information, please follow @redbullSFO / #rideNstyle on Twitter and join the Facebook event page for updates: http://win.gs/RNS13FB. Photos c/o Red Bull.