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mwhatley
06-10-2013, 08:09 PM
At the risk of sounding like a hipster (swear I'm not, just love riding my fixie more than my road bike!), where would one go to watch/participate in fixie rides or races? Realizing I could ride my fixie out to many of the group rides around the area, just curious if there are any fixie-focused rides around town. If not, (why the heck not?) who's up for one!??

dcv
06-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Me, I'm waiting for dirt to lead a FG version of kill bill.

Sorry don't know of any fixed rides but would be into it too.

eminva
06-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Isn't this what alley cats are for?

Liz

Dirt
06-10-2013, 09:10 PM
Lots of my rides tend to be lead from a fixie. I ride an MTB fixie, gravel grinder rig fixie and one of many road fixies. I even own a fixie touring bike that gets used as a commuter. We could get a group of 4-10 fixie rider sin a group ride. My schedule is weird and tight right now, though Fridays are relatively free for me.

mello yello
06-11-2013, 02:42 PM
Back when I first moved to the area there was a group of fixed gear riders called DC Pirates on Bike Forums, which stopped using that name shortly after (2007 or so?)

Anyway, they migrated to their own forum, dcfixed.com, but the forum isn't quite as active as it used to be, with DC's high turnover it's hard to keep a core group... it's pretty much turned into DC's bicycle polo forum (polo is fun, but dangerous). They're pretty into bicycling, lots of fixed riders... but everyone rides everything, yeah?

Owner of the forum is John (spud), who also works at the Bike Rack in NW, and there's a contingent that's associated with the shop. BR sponsored a CX team... i raced a race fixed once, that was fun.
edit: ss. No way I did that fixed. But I did do it on my commuting rig. Have to get that built back up... I'm down to one bike now!

Anyway, I know they did some races back in the day, the Easter egg hunt alleycat was the most fun one I participated in. They used to go ride Hains point pretty regularly.

Or you can look up the DC critical mass, which was never my thing. I think they organize through facebook?

edit: or- https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-alley-cats-Polo-events/

mwhatley
06-15-2013, 01:28 PM
In the wake of the (amazing) Clarendon Cup last weekend, I couldn't help but think a course similar to that (albeit with fewer hard turns) would be great for something similar to the Red Hook Criterium (http://redhookcrit.com/). No reason why New York City should have all the fun.

vvill
07-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Olllld thread I know, sorry, but I noticed there are more "urban" bike events popping up on facebook nowadays, including alley cats. Not sure if they're FG specific, but I'd bet there will be many FG bikes at them.
e.g.
http://www.facebook.com/events/677167145665305/

TwoWheelsDC
07-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Olllld thread I know, sorry, but I noticed there are more "urban" bike events popping up on facebook nowadays, including alley cats. Not sure if they're FG specific, but I'd bet there will be many FG bikes at them.
e.g.
http://www.facebook.com/events/677167145665305/

I may check that out...I've had scheduling conflicts with all the other alley cats I've seen advertised, but this one looks like it might work.