I heard that there will be an alleycat race in Erlangen (a bicycle city that I used to live in and also the origin of Siemens company) and that has been published in all newspapers. So I was thinking “wow, a real alleycat race – why on Earth did they publish that in the public newspapers”. Because usually these races are more underground and only people that ride fixed gear bikes know about it. But then I found the website for the “Bikenite” and saw that it is rather a ralley than a real fixed gear only race. So it is more to get the word out to the public about riding fixed gear bikes and having a ralley where anybody needs to find and cycle to certain check points in the city. I hope that will increase the acceptance of fixed gear bikes in Germany.