Get your kicks with Bikrash

Finally, a cycling game arrives on the scene that appeals to my biking sensibilities while at the same time, satisfies that deep, dark desire to do the unthinkable: kick other cyclists off the road! That’s right: road rage isn’t just for people in cars anymore.

This is Hisashimaru‘s Bikrash (pronounced Bike Crash or Bike Rash? The choice is yours…) and you’re a pro road cyclist just doing your best to get to the finish line. But just like in real life, you’re met with obstacles in the form of questionable road design as well as competitors with similar ambitions. And the latter are not only decked out in their best spandex, they’re also crowding the road! In Bikrash, you’re left with no choice but to either skillfully maneuver around the other cyclists or, if they’re close enough, kick them out of the way.  Yes, as politically incorrect as it is, it’s a lot of fun, and clearly the most appealing aspect of the game. Sure, the bike crashes and pileups are entertaining and all, but when the goal is to steer clear of these road-clogging, spandex-clad pedal-ers and reach the finish line, who wouldn’t do whatever it takes to achieve that? Right? And so, kicking it is.

bike crash chaos

Zen and the art of kicking other cyclists

Bikrash‘s game play is a lot of fun and makes great use of rag doll physics while keeping the controls very simple: use the arrow keys or WASD to steer and use Q and E (or the right and left mouse buttons) to kick. There are no powerups and no point or health system. Just make it to the end of the track. You don’t even need to be first! You just need to get there.

Note: The peaceful soundtrack is nicely juxtaposed with the game’s inherent chaos giving you an almost zen-like experience while do engage in some bad behaviour. And while Bikrash is listed as being still in development, we’ll be looking forward to future updates.

Update: A recent update has added some interesting features, such as a gaping pothole in the middle of the road which you’ll need to avoid, and you can, thanks to another new feature: jumping aka the space bar.

Let’s check out some Bikrash gameplay for a closer look.

Developer: Hisashimaru
Download it for free on for Windows

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