A pace motorcycle stalled moments into 30k Red Hook Crit bike race, forcing dozens of cyclists into a gnarly pileup just as they were reaching sprint speed on their fixed-gear bikes. A few managed to dodge the motorcycle until they didn’t, and mayhem ensued.
The crash forced a restart of the 85-rider race, and apparently went off as normal on the mulligan, after a short delay to
mourn the dead truck survivors to the hospital. Cycling reporter Daniel McMahon, who was on the scene, tweeted later that seven riders suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Now that you know you don’t have to feel guilty watching this melee, here’s how it looked from a cyclist’s perspective: