ROLLER RACING RETURNS TO IT'S ROOTS
That's right, after years in the wilderness, Gold Sprints returns to the heartland of Surry Hills, with our biggest roller racing party yet!
Featuring bands, DJs, pinball machines and 10-pin bowling - plus Sydney's hottest roller racing - this is the gold standard. Racing is open to anyone; challenge your friends, co-workers or complete strangers. As always, costumes earn extra points. Feeling confident? Setup your social profile below - and let the trash-talking begin. Taunt and intimidate all-comers, with prizes for best profiles.
Racing not for you? Come along and scream, support, dance and bowl the night away. It's Sydney's biggest bike party - and we'd love to see you there!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 WINNERS - CHRIS BOWIE AND LIZANNE WILMOT!
6:00pm – Doors open. Get in early for primo racing slots – no pre-registrations possible. Late registrations welcome if heats are not filled beforehand.
7:00pm – Heats, Round 1 – guys and gals open heats. Let the mayhem begin! Rapid fire heats to sort the men from the boys and determine who moves through to the finals.
7:50pm – Minge Dynasty performing live.
8:30pm – Heats, Round 2 – more rad racing! Back down to business for the second round of heats. Fastest times from the heats progress to the finals.
9:30pm – Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun performing live.
10:00pm – Finals, including presentations. Racing for all the marbles. Knock out final rounds resulting in a guys and gals grand final for the title of Sydney’s fastest legs.
11:00pm – Hit the dance-floor, show us your moves.
DOC HOLLIDAY TAKES THE SHOTGUN
Doc Holliday was a gun-slinging dentist who gambled his way across the Wild West. In “Tombstone” he takes a shotgun to the O.K. Corral and kills the bad guys. Fittingly, DHTTS are coming to slay you with their stomping swamp-surf-rock.
A post-Nintendo garage dragon-rock band. Golden sounds that soar like Peking Duck and drop like a Streetfighter cock shot.
Congratulations to everyone who took part!
|PLACE||THE GUYS||DISTANCE||FASTEST TIME|
|Tom 'Tommy 2 Wheelz' Boorman||250m||9.992|
|15||Bob 'Gonzo' Barrett||250m||10.782|
|PLACE||THE GALS||DISTANCE||FASTEST TIME|
|Maddy van Ewyk||250m||12.773|
Photos by Beardy McBeard.
What is roller racing? – Roller racing isn’t so much a sport as a party on wheels. Sure you get on a stationary (locked fork) bike and race your opponent. Sure there’s a winner. Sure it’s hard work if you take it seriously. But that’s not the point. It’s fun, anyone can try it, and there’s lots of beer.
Can anyone have a go? – Absolutely! The bikes are super adjustable and can cater for almost anyone (except kids). Whether you’re a seasoned pro – or have never ridden a bike before – roller racing is a whole lot of fun on a bun.
Is there anything I need to bring? – No – just yourself. You can race in whatever you like (we run toe straps – so no cycling shoes required), costumes optional. We’ll provide the equipment and good times.
How will the night work? – Get to The Standard Bowl by 6:30pm and register for the racing (late registrations are cool so long as we’re not full). From there pairs will race (men and women’s division), with the victor progressing to the next round. This will eventually lead to quarter, semi and grand finals – with a shot at glory on the line.
Can I race my friends? – Absolutely. When you register nominate the victim, em, friend you want to race – and proceed to stare them down. From there, though, your journey lies in the hands of fate.
What else is going down? – Let’s see… We’ll have 2 hot bands playing, DJs spinning, pinball machines and 10-pin bowling, so you can drink, dance, bowl, race or play pinball to your heart’s content (drinks, bowling and pinball charged at usual venue rates). Food available at Johnny Wongs downstairs.
The Standard Bowl
Lvl 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010
Above Lo-Fi and Johnny Wongs. Easy access by bus and bike.