Bike Works, Evergreen’s cycling education centre, is kicking the season off with all of the bike-related fun. The soft launch happened on March 20 with Bike Work’s first annual Part Swap, and something will be happening every weekend between now and the Grand Opening on April 23.
Day: Sat, Sept 22
Time: Races start at 2pm
Where: Evergreen Brickworks (map)
Red Bull Mini-Drome is a unique Fixed Gear Event based on open registration : anyone with a bicycle that fits the requirements can enter the event and have the opportunity to participate in an insane and thrilling bike race that takes place on the World’s smallest Velodrome.
Cyclists will take their street skills to the track in a test of mental stamina, technical precision and raw strength. From it’s roots across the pond, in England, Red Bull Mini Drome will take it’s debut laps in Canada with stops in Montreal QC, Toronto ON, and Vancouver BC.
Red Bull Mini Drome brings skill, speed, balance, and bravado together on a steep and shrunken version, far from the traditional velodrome, to give competitors the most challenging and treacherous ride of their lives.
All registrants will get a time trial at which point the top riders will be placed in a bracket to go head to head with each other until there is only one cyclist left to be crowned victorious.
3 Main Rules:
1. You have to have wheel size bigger than 26″
2. Single-speed bike required
3. Front and back wheel of the same exact size
In the heart of Evergreen Brick Works, next to the kilns that fired the bricks that built Toronto, 85 skilled and daring riders took on a steep and shrunken velodrome. With speeds reaching 35 km/h, on a track that appeared no larger than a suburban garage, the challenge was not only to set the best time but do so without slamming to the ground.
Johnny “Jet Fuel” Englar, made an appearance (racing a front rack-equipped single speed) as did many other legendary local riders from the days of the Human Powered Rollercoaster. But the big competition was Addison Zawada from Jacksonville, Florida who was also the Montreal mini drome champion.
Photos by Chris Kaiser
via Dandyhorse Magazine:
The event starts at 2 pm and the main race for the grand prize ~ a custom-painted T1 Cervélo track bike frame ~ is scheduled to start at 7 pm. YNOT bags and some beauty trophies are also up for grabs.
The sprawling grounds will be littered with cyclists and fun lovers from far and wide. The winner from the Montreal event will be competing along with about 70 other riders. You can find more information hereand on the Facebook event page.