Red Bull Short Circuit and Red Bull Bay Climb Join Forces For Two-Day Cycling Frenzy

October 23, 2021

New to the US Red Bull Short Circuit and Gritty Uphill Red Bull Bay Climb Bike Races Challenge Athletes Over The Past Two Days in San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif. – (October 23, 2021) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Today marks the completion of two epic San Francisco Bay Area cycling events, Red Bull Short Circuit – the first-ever fixed-gear elimination race held on a go-kart track in the United States–and Red Bull Bay Climb, one of the steepest uphill urban bike sprints in the country.

At the end of the weekend, Francesco Martucci of Long Beach, CA, and Danielle Morshead of Aptos, CA, were crowned the overall winners of the weekend, taking home bragging rights as the most-rounded fixed and full-gear urban bike racers in the Bay Area.

The weekend’s events, presented in conjunction with Mission Crit, kicked off Friday at K1 Speed in South San Francisco. With tight turns and no brakes on the bikes, Red Bull Short Circuit spotlighted the athletes’ best technical biking abilities as cyclists Evelyn Williamson and Francesco Martucci took home first place in the women’s and men’s open fixed gear divisions, respectively.

Martucci took top honors after battling more than 85 participants while Williamson topped 16 competitors to top the women’s podium.

“This event was really fun,” says Martucci of Short Circuit. “I think it will really grow because of how fast the action is. It’s a mix of technicality and speed–you have to be good on every inch of the track. I’m really into MotoGP and I feel like this is kind of like a mix of MotoGP and bike racing with the rules and how the course is set up.”

Saturday, at the urban hub of 18th and DeHaro streets, Red Bull Bay Climb returned in a display of grit and determination over 0.32 miles of straight uphill suffer-fest, with an average grade of 15% and a maximum grade of 21%. Welcoming both fixed-gear and “open policy” of human-powered two-wheelers, the men’s and women’s categories both impressed and inspired the crowds of spectators.

Men’s fixed-gear winner Gino Gabuyo of San Francisco and women’s fixed-gear winner Helen Gilbert-Snyder of Berkeley, CA, blew away the field of 150+ participants. Men’s open winner Harry Elworthy from San Francisco, and women’s open winner Dani Morshead from Aptos, CA, took top honors after five hours of action.

“I’ve always been pretty good for a one-minute power output,” says Elworthy, who moved to the States from New Zealand and never left. “I’ve seen Bay Climb online before, so I thought I’d give it a go. And it’s sick.”

The true spirit of Bay Climb wasn’t competition, but rather celebration, as fans lined the hills of San Francisco to cheer on competitors, who matched the crowd’s vivacious energy as select racers battled it out to see who could come up with the most creative way to get up the hill.

At the completion of the weekend’s events, the top three finishers overall for men’s were Martucci, Gabuyo and Jeff Linder, while Morshead was followed by Williamson and Colleen Gulick in the overall standings.

Both events drew the best of the best in the endurance and sprint cycling spaces from across the US and the globe, and were supported by industry experts Mission Crit of San Francisco.

Press interested in competing in Red Bull Short Circuit or Red Bull Bay Climb results and assets should contact Jess Fiaschetti at jess@outsidepr.com or 415-565-9530.

Photos and videos of the events cleared for editorial usage can be found at www.redbullcontentpool.com.

Both events were held in strict accordance with local county health regulations as ordered by San Francisco Department of Public Health:




Jess Fiaschetti
President, OutsidePR

Rosemarie Alejandrino
Communications Specialist, Red Bull Northwest


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