International Figure 8 cone spacing standard

I usually reserve this info for clinics, but you guys have been asking, so …

15 paces: Good place for beginners to start. Gives you space/time to work your side-to-side transition. Experts: Practice sprinting and braking hard; this is an amazing workout, and awesome for skills.

10 paces: Good general flow. When we hold the Figure 8 Worlds, it’ll be 10 paces.

5 paces: Tight! When it’s this tight, you’re in a state of constant transition. Earn your black belt in cornering kung fu.

Bonus: Ride these figure 8s with no pedaling — just pump. When you can do this smoothly … dude … you are a true master.

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— Lee

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6 replies
  1. Rob says:


    Thanks for the info.

    I have been doing the figure 8 drill for a while, but always wondered about spacing.

    How may cones do you use at minimum?


  2. Tyler says:

    I would love to see video of a good bike ‘driver’ rocking some figure 8’s…..then I could compare and see how bad my attempts are. I can only imagine what it looks like to do figure 8’s around cones spaced by 5 paces, or without pedaling…..perpetual motion!

  3. Marc says:

    I’m with Tyler, let’s see some video! Thanks for the info Lee–I’m gonna rock the 8 this weekend.

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