Bike jousting

From a historical perspective, a jousting is a combat in which two jousters on horses try to impact each other with lances. In the bicycle word, this concept has been adapted so that instead of using horses, bicycles are ridden. Lances have been substituted by plastic sticks in order to avoid serious injuries and contenders carefully respect the rules.

The Black Label Bike Club is internationally famous by its bike jousting. Once a year, they make a huge party on Brooklyn, New York, in which this event takes place. Although all the bicycle types can be used, tall bikes are employed to add more emotion to the combats here. Surprisingly, they have not had problems with the police even when alcohol is present.

Bicycle jousting can also be seen at Voldenpark, Amsterdam, each summer.

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