RED BULL RIDE + STYLE: Nate Van Dyke, Arlo Eisenberg, and Aaron De La Cruz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 28 Apr 2011

San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza will set the scene for a collision of fixed gear biking and urban contemporary art Saturday, April 30, for the Red Bull Ride + Style event, with obstacles designed and by local artists Erik Otto, Aaron De La Cruz, Nate Van Dyke, Arlo Eisenberg, and a custom installation by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Today, we look at Van Dyke, De La Cruz, and Eisenberg as they prepare their contributions.

More than 50 riders from fixed gear meccas SF, Portland, and New York will descend upon the City to compete, as well as riders from Japan this Satuday.

As a collective, Otto, De La Cruz, Van Dyke, and Eisenberg merge their styles to bring life to the freestyle event via a clever juxtaposition of objects that will play with the elements of space, dimension, and movement. “I was initially inspired by the thought of creating large-scale work,” Otto said when asked about his first reaction to the project, “that could interact with the elements of the event—three-dimensional surfaces, movement of riders, and an outdoor setting.”

All photography by Juxtapoz' Randy Dodson.

Read our Erik Otto interview here.

Arlo Eisenberg:

Aaron De La Cruz:

Nate Van Dyke:

Red Bull Ride + Style is free and open to the public, beginning at 12pm on Saturday, April 30, and ending at 4pm. A bike valet will be available for guests and spectators by San Francisco Bike Coalition. For more information, visit, on Facebook, follow on Twitter @redbullSFO / #rideNstyle.


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