Rat Patrol Chicago
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: None, all, it's the same thing
"Derby" usually takes two forms:
1) Footdown. Last person to put their foot down wins. No other rules. A good way to take someone out is to lift their front wheel off the ground with your leg, there is no recovery from this move. The person who wins is always the person who *avoids* conflict until there are only two riders.
If there is a crowd, the crowd should move the circle tighter every time there is opportunity to do so.
2) Demolition Derby. Last person who can physically ride their bike wins. No other rules. Wheel destruction is the usual route; even if you have mags your dropouts can be twisted off. Generally it's understood that we're all friends so no fighting dirty, but this is a brutal sport however it's played.