What's New?

Bianchi San Jose frameset in your size for top overall men's time in the Hillclimb..

Aerospoke is the Trackstand Contest sponsor again in '10. Thanks guys.

Fastest woman in the Hillclimb (geared, fixed, whatever) wins a sweet bike from Fezzari Bicycles.

We have several free-in-town-backyard camping spaces available for courteous couples. Call Dennis at 231-342-1546.

This week we'll be announcing a couple of new event sponsors.

Friday Morning - Free Breakfast at Oryana Co-Op.

Wednesday Eve - Quentin Sherwood Time Trial put on by the TC Triathlon Club is free. 10 Mile Time Trial is substantially flat.

Friday Night 200 yard Downtown Sprints is now offering a fixed gear class that's free to Symposium Registrants. Specialized Bikes is offering a Specialized Roll bike to the fastest FG sprinter. Brakes and helmet required.

New lower pre-registration fees. We were able to score some cheaper prices and we want you here....

Fifth Annual Fixed Gear Symposium
Hosted by The Fixed Gear Gallery
Traverse City, Michigan
August 24-29, 2010

The 5th Annual Fixed Gear Symposium is proud to be partners of The Cherry Roubaix
Race Series, the TC Microbrew and Music Festival, the TC Triathlon Club, and Twin Bay Cyclocross
in presenting a week of fun at the Third Coast Bicycle Festival.

There's something for everyone - kids and adults alike - here in Traverse City,
a town just voted one of the Top Ten Beach Towns in the United States by AOL.

Event Sponsors

Velocity Alleycat - Saturday Morning

Right Brain Sprints - Saturday Evening ................. Chrome Bags Hillclimb - Friday Afternoon
Presented by Hell Yes Clothing.....................Presented by Garfield Auto Service Center
Special Hillclimb Prizes for Fixed or Geared ... A complete Fezzari Bicycle to the fastest woman.
A Bianchi San Jose frame and fork to the top overall man.

Mission Workshop Shark - Downtown at Friday Night Live
Presented by State Street Grill

Raw Indulgence Big Ride - Sunday

Feedback Sports Mechanic's Race - Downtown at Friday Night Live
Presented by Great Lakes Potato Chip Company

Ben's Cycle Polo Tournament - Saturday Afternoon on Pine Street
Presented by Sound It Out Records

Earth, Wind, and Rider Film Night - Thursday Evening

Aerospoke Wheels - Trackstand Contest - Saturday Afternoon on Pine St.

Charge Singletrack Ride - Fixed in the woods - Thursday Afternoon.


Pre-Registered All Event Pass
Your all Event Pass includes:
Spokecard, special event tee, entertainment, all rides and entry into events.
Beverages, fruit and ride snacks available at different events on site.
Friday evening bar-b-que at The Commons.
Saturday evening food at The Commons.

Pre-Registered Limited Event Pass (Non-Riding Spouse or Partner) - $50.00
Includes special event tee!
Special when accompanied by a full event registrant.

Food and events for children under 12 is free. .

Friday Hillclimb Pass

Pre-Registered Saturday Pass
Includes Symposium tee if you pre=register.
Includes AlleyCat in the morning, Bike Polo and Trackstand Contests in the afternoon, Hell Yes Sprints in the evening, plus our famous Taco Bar with food specialities but none other than Jacob Ellis.

You can register on-line using PayPal or you can mail-in your entry. We'll take your registration any time, even day-of the event, but tee and spokecard are not included.


All of these suggestions are "riding distance" to the Symposium site.
Timber Ridge Campground - About 6 miles from venue, 4 miles of paved bike path, two miles of paved road with a big hill. www.timberridgecampground.com

Motel/Hotels. (many more, google search or call us)
Best Western - 305 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49696 -1-877-687-5589 Best Western
Days Inn - 420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49696 - 1-231-941-0208 www.tcdaysinn.com
Park Place Hotel - 300 E. State Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 - 1-231-946-5000 Park Place
Traverse Victorian Inn - 61 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 - 1-800-506-5525 Traverse Victorian
Holiday Inn - 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686 - 1-231-947-3700 Holiday Inn
Sierra Motel - 230 Munson Ave, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 946-7720
Pine Crest Motel, 360 Munson Ave, Traverse City, 231-947-8900
Heritage Inn - 417 Munson Ave., Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 947-9520
Traverse Bay Lodge - 460 Munson Ave, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 947-5436
Grand Traverse Motel - 1010 E Front St, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 947-9410
Island View Cottages - 853 E Front St, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 947-2863
Terrace Beach Motel - 841 E Front St, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 946-9220
Bayshore Resort - 833 E Front St, Traverse City, 49686 - (231) 935-4400

Bed & Breakfasts. Best to do a google-search, most are not urban, email us if you have questions.


By Auto - We are 250+/- miles north of either Detroit or Chicago.

NEW Google Maps to 1200 W. 11th St, Traverse City, MI 49684

Flying here? - Traverse City airport (TVC) is serviced by NorthWest Airlines. Shuttle service to most local hotels is available. Cab service also available as is BATA - Public Transit. We have a brand new airport and it is not really bicycle accessible right now. Also, we will provide some limited pick-up service as we are able.

Shipping your bike?

We will have secure storage available right here in our building if you want to ship your bike by UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS. We will also have a couple bike stands and typical assembly tools available for you.

The Fixed Gear Gallery
1200 West 11th Street, Suite 231
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

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