Riding bikes in the Dominican Republic when he was four years old, Crihs didn’t stop when he arrived in New York City two years later in 1985. Hockey was Crihs’s first foray into competitive athletics; roller hockey first at thirteen followed by ice hockey at fifteen. He started road racing at twenty on an old GT ZR 1.0 his uncle sold him. A year later he became a bike messenger because it looked like a fun job. Alleycats and track bikes soon followed. In fact, Crihs races in every alleycat he can. But they are all just training for Monster Track.
New York will always be his favorite city to ride in, followed by Baltimore with San Francisco a close third. When he’s not riding his bike Crihs is studying photography at FIT, tracking down fifty cent beers, and playing hockey. He plans to move to Europe after graduation.