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Red Bull “Ride+Style” Recap

When you think of fixed gear bikes the first thing that can come to mind is hipsters and bike messengers rushing past you...but that wasn't the case for this face off.

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A few weeks ago we brought you behind the scenes photos of Risk and Tristan Eaton painting a bike ramps for the 3rd Annual Red Bull “Ride+Style” event (seen here) that was on May 6 at the Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA.  When local SF artist Sam Flores added his elaborate colors and London artist INSA added his heel patterns to the mix it became an amazing display of a collaborative effort with a group of artists who styles were so different.

When you think of fixed gear bikes the first thing that can come to mind is hipsters and bike messengers rushing past you…but that wasn’t the case for this face off. The riders were flying through the air doing amazing tricks that had you standing on you toes wondering if they were going to land or not. Despite there being a few wipe outs the riders gave it their all in both categories of race and freestyle. The event was a fantastic turn out and the lacquer on the  beautifully destroyed ramps was shinning bright; its going to be tough to top this event next year!

Sam Flores
Sam Flores
Risk
Risk
Ramp designed by Risk and Tristan Eaton
Ramp designed by Risk and Tristan Eaton
Veronica Volok wearing INSA leggings
Veronica Volok wearing INSA leggings
Eliot Milner getting some air off a ramp designed by Risk and INSA
Eliot Milner getting some air off a ramp designed by Risk and INSA
Matt Reyes alongside the ramp designed by Risk and Sam Flores
Matt Reyes alongside the ramp designed by Risk and Sam Flores

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Gus Molina
Gus Molina
Joshua Boothby back flipping off of the ramp designed by Risk and INSA
Joshua Boothby back flipping off of the ramp designed by Risk and INSA
Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis

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Winners of Track Race: Jason Clary and Herman Montenegro
Winners of Track Race: Jason Clary and Herman Montenegro
Winners of Freestyle Jonathan Davis, Matt Reyes (1st place) Eliot Milner
Winners of Freestyle Jonathan Davis, Matt Reyes (1st place) Eliot Milner
Michael Jackon's and some silver guy holding Leader Bikes painted by artists involved.
Michael Jackson’s and some silver guy holding Leader Bikes painted by artists involved.
Veronica Volok loving her INSA leggings.
Veronica Volok loving her INSA leggings.

Text and Photos: Birdman for Mass Appeal

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