Nov 14, 2008
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Also known as "Foot Down" a bike derby is a contest, the goal of which is to be the last person still riding their bike. Modeled somewhere between a Demolition derby and a Roller derby, a bike derby adds the element of maintaining balance on a bicycle while causing other contentants' to lose their balance and step or fall to the ground. When a contestant touches the ground, they are considered out of the derby.
Bike derbies often involve, roughly in order of popularity:
-drinking alcoholic beverages
-an arena defined by the spectators' bodies
-property damage, primarily to contestants' bikes
Additionally, a newer trend of 'Ghost Biking' has become part of a derby. A 'Ghost Bike' is a riderless bike that is often rolled into the mix by someone on the sidelines. The intention of this is to knock someone off their bike.
Perfect.....Sign me up
Posted by Newtrøn at 7:52 AM