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No-breaks bike race is unsanctioned and uninsured

April 27, 2015   by CBS

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The Red Hook Criterium is a no-breaks bike race that isn’t sanctioned by any cycling organization and is wholly uninsured.

In 2013, a 15-year-old competitor fractured his nose, eye sockets and jaw. He allegedly received $1,200 from the organizers but it wasn’t nearly enough to cover his $100,000 in medical bills.

Since its beginnings as a Brooklyn birthday party in 2008, the race has expanded to Milan, Barcelona and London.

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This story was originally published by Canadian Insurance Top Broker.