Art “Track Stand”

The track stand is a technique that bicycle riders can use to stay balanced on their bicycles while moving only minimal distances
Origin and use

The term originated from use of the technique by track cyclists prior to starting, or as a tactic in track sprinting whereby riders will initially ride very slowly and maneuver across the track in an effort to get their rival to take the lead so that they can then draft (or slipstream) behind, conserving energy for the final sprint.

The track stand can be useful, therefore other types of cyclists also use the technique. Commuters and road cyclists use it while stopped in traffic, especially at red lights,[1] mountain bikers use it in difficult terrain to determine a path and BMX cyclists use it in preparation for tricks.


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