I'm putting together a demolition derby for a bike coop opening. Any suggestions on rules or etiquite? I want it to be hardcore, but not so hardcore that people don't want to participate. Also padding suggestions? I was thinking of using carpet scraps and ducktape. -will
You're out if your foot touches the ground. No using hands (grabbing) or feet (kicking) is a pretty good rule, too. Make the circle smaller as bikes are eliminated. Decide whether or not bystanders can participate (usually by throwing things at the participants)...I agree it's better with small bikes (20" wheels or smaller).
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.