Going Nowhere Fast

It used to be that fixed gear bikes were exclusive to velodrome racing or specialized street training. But these days the two-wheelers are all the rage, with a fervent fan-base in the college set, who aren't opposed to having their legs do double duty as engine and brakes.

Tempe-based fixie manufacturer State Bicycle Co., in conjunction with AZ Fixed, will host the second of four races in its Roller Sprint Series at Tempe Tavern.

Location Info


Tempe Tavern

1810 E. Apache
Tempe, AZ 85281

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Tempe

“It’s a stand-still drag race on a bicycle,” says Adam Mayo, State Bicycle's customer service manager. Riders mount stationary fixed gear bikes with their rear wheels attached to special rollers that record time, speed, and distance — though they never actually go anywhere.

Thu., Feb. 2, 7 p.m.; Thu., March 1, 7 p.m.; Thu., April 5, 7 p.m.; Thu., May 3, 7 p.m., 2012
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