The Mission Crit has become the premiere west coast fixed-gear event, attracting talent from around the world. Because it is an unsanctioned event, no points are given, the real award is the bragging rights. This brings out a level of excitement and commitment which shines through every competitor. I began shooting the Mission Crit for fun a few years ago and it has grown exponentially every year, in 2018 I was commissioned to be the official photographer.
Mission Crit is an unsanctioned bicycle criterium held on a short, technical circuit in the Mission District of San Francisco. It is the first race of its kind to win approval from the City of San Francisco. The 40-minute race pits elite road racers, track racers, and bicycle messengers against each other on fixed-gear track bicycles in a fast-paced, high-adrenaline competition.
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