Black and Goldsprints from Rick Mauck on Vimeo.
In the midwest, Goldsprints are THE BEST way to get your bike on in the winter! A Goldsprint is a bicycle rollers racing and social event where riders on stationary bikes compete against each other in front of spectators. Surrounded by a roar of cheering onlookers and participants, each rider pedals as fast as they can for 20-second intervals. The bikes are fixed and mounted onto electronic rollers (third photo) which measure the speed of each rider. Who ever has the fastest time wins! And thank God for John Hughes from the Downtown Ferndale Bicycle Shop– he has been birthing an interest in the Detroit area. Come out this Saturday and either compete or cheer on your favorite rider. I know I will! -Aren