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.

“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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Glenn BurnSilver
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