Keirin Berlin presents Rollapaluza roller-racing
Keirin Cycle Culture Café, Oberbaumstraße 5, 10997, Berlin
Friday 9th December, 20.00- 24.00
Sponsored by Cinelli & Wasted German Beer, with prizes from BagJack, Irie Daily, plus goodies from Keirin and Rollapaluza.
FREE TO ENTER OR SPECTATE…Cheap Beer!
Pioneers of the global fixed gear bike culture Keirin Cycle Culture Café and Rollapaluza come together for the first ever Rollapaluza roller-race in Berlin.
Keirin are recognised worldwide as the first ever “fixed gear shop” having first opened back in 2004 as a hangout for their messenger mates (all members of Keirin and Rollapaluza are ex-couriers), selling them coffee, bikes and parts and mending their bikes. They now offer much more and the shop is a treasure trove of rare parts, cycling books and magazines, messenger equipment, rare imported Japanese Keirin frames and historical bikes, they still make coffe and mend bikes though and attract visitors not just from Berlin but from all over the world.
The first Rollapaluza roller race was held in a pub in London in 2000 and their unique mix of sporting competition, entertainment, beer and music has grown in popularity ever since. In the UK there are 150 Rollapaluza roller racing (sometimes known as Goldsprints) events annually and some of the world’s greatest athletes have competed including reigning Olympic Gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.
Rollpaluza involves two riders racing over 500 metres on custom built static roller-rigs with their progress displayed on a huge dial and their times recorded by split-second digital timing, all to the backdrop of cheering crowds and pumping music.
Rollapaluza Germany launched at this year’s Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen, however this will be the first public Rollapaluza event in Germany…and is open to all-comers.
Never seen Rollapaluza? check their movies: http://www.rollapaluza.de/