Idiotic Fixed Gear Fad Comes To Its Idiotic, Red Bull Sponsored Climax

This Saturday, Red Bull will host a fixie race. On a tiny wooden track. Inside a church in Bushwick. There will be a T-shirt cannon.

Via DNA:

“Right after I signed up, I signed a waiver and then I watched videos of all the crashes… I was nervous at first, but you have to be confident in your biking skills.”
Teyber is facing off against 99 other cyclists in 10 laps around the “mini drome” as part of an event tour that’s already been to cities including Tokyo and London, according to Red Bull’s website.

“I’ve never raced in Bushwick. And, definitely, racing in a church is going to be unique,” said Teyber, who plans to don his “lucky beer socks” with giant beer cans on the back. “There’s something magical about being under stained glass.”

Teyber, a California native who lives on the Upper East Side, said each contestant takes to the track for a mere two minutes. But the music-filled fixed-gear party will last all day and night, organizers said.
“I’ll be launching a T-shirt cannon,” said co-host Tony Blahd, who said he hopes to shoot shirts out of a cannon in the church while Roberta’s Pizza serves up drinks and fresh pies from its mobile pizza oven.

If you want to attend, here’s the information, via Red Bull’s website: [Read more…]

Red Bull Curates Exhibition Tonight!

CHUG THAT RED BULL, GRAB THAT PAINTBRUSH, AND WERK!

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Red Bull has come up with a really cool art competition – turn a standard Red Bull refrigerator and turn it into a work of art. Or, as Red Bull puts it: “The medium? A Red Bull refrigerator (covered in canvas). The mission: Create.” And create they did!

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25 New York artists gathered at Villain on Sunday, September 9 to create and fulfill this “mission.” Of these 25 works of art, only 3 will be coined winners. And these winners will be revealed tonight, September 13!

So what are they competing for – what’s the grand prize? A chance to show at the “Scope art fair during December’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, the biggest international art event on the calendar.”

Again, the event takes place TONIGHT, September 13 at Villain at 9:00 PM. Go and enjoy the art!