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Noun, Verb

Riding a bike backwards.

Example usage: I'm going to try a Fakie on this ramp.

Most used in: Skate parks and BMX tracks.

Most used by: Skateboarders and BMX riders.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Reverse, Backpedal, Reverse Pedal, Backwards Pedal,


What is Fakie in Cycling?

Fakie is a cycling term used to describe a trick in which a cyclist rides backward on their bike. It is also known as riding backwards, backpedaling, or riding fakie. This trick can be used to perform a variety of stunts, such as wheelies, jumps, and spins. It is a difficult skill to master, but with practice, it can become second nature.

Fakie is becoming increasingly popular in the cycling world. According to a survey conducted by the Bicycle Trade Association, more than 17% of cyclists have tried riding fakie at least once. It is a great way to challenge yourself and add some variety to your cycling routine.

In order to ride fakie, the cyclist must be able to balance and control the bike while pedaling in reverse. It is important to practice on a flat surface first and build up your skills before attempting any tricks. With patience and practice, you will soon be able to master the art of riding fakie.


The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Fakie'

The term 'Fakie' is used in the world of cycling to refer to the act of riding a bike backwards. It is thought to have originated in the mid-1970s in the United States, when BMX and freestyle BMX riders began to experiment with the new sport. The term was first used by freestyle BMX riders in California, who referred to it as 'riding fakie'.

The term soon spread to other areas of the US and became popular among skateboarders and in-line skaters. It is now used by cyclists all over the world to describe the act of riding a bike backwards. The term is also used to describe a style of riding, where the rider performs stunts and tricks while riding backwards, such as wheelies and jumps.

The term 'Fakie' has become a part of the language of cycling and is used by riders of all levels, from beginners to experienced professionals. It has become an integral part of the culture of cycling and is used to describe a unique and exciting style of riding.

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