How to ride a Fixed bike

After this workshop you will know how to ride a fixed gear, do a track stand and leisurely skid home!

19 Jun 2010

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Riding fixed gear is not like riding your regular bike. During this workshop you'll learn how to not make an ass of yourself. Keng Pereira will teach you the basics, plus some very special bike tricks, which will impress your friends as well as yourself.


Fixed gear tricks on a car free day in Amsterdam - Picture by sindändùne , found on Flickr .


During this half-day workshop you'll learn how to ride a fixie. No worries if you don't own one: we have a couple of fixies here to practice on (with- and without brakes).

The trainer, experienced fixie rider Keng Pereira, will start from scratch. He'll show us some videos of himself and his friends, and then it's on to the basics. Everybody can participate, no matter how clumsy or awkward you think you are!

Our beautiful indoor track (designed by DUS architects) is at your complete disposal, and can be used and abused freely. After some basic practice we'll be taking the fixies outside. Keng will be by your side at all times, helping you if you need help, or just leaving you to it once you've got the hang of things.

After you and your fixie have got acquainted, you'll learn to do a track stand, and even a skid!

More information

The workshop takes place from 14.00 to 18.00 at Mediamatic Bank, and outside at the Weteringplantsoen. Price is € 10.

If you have a fixed gear bike, make sure to bring it. If not, we can lend you one, but you might have to share. We have place for 12 participants, so be quick and RSVP now! For questions you can contact Deborah Meibergen.