4 Days of One Wheel Madness
When: September 3-6, 2015
Where: Governors Island, Battery Park to Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island
NYC’s Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this September. The growing popularity of this quirky pastime, combined with the City’s initiatives to encourage cycling, make this a timely opportunity to celebrate the unicycle. Last year’s festival brought over 300 riders to the Big Apple, even more one wheelers are expected for this year’s event. This year a long distance Manhattan ride is also being added to the schedule.
The New York City Unicycle Festival takes place September 3 to 6, 2015:
September 3, 2015 — One Wheel the West Side. Unicycle riders will meet up in Battery Park and journey up the West Side before rolling to Central Park for a loop. Some riders may return to Battery Park via an east side route.
September 4, 2015 – Brooklyn Unicycle Day. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with a mass ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island. Expect to witness a one wheel parade across Brooklyn followed by “One-Wheel.” an amazing stage show at Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery Arts Annex.
September 5 and 6, 2015 – The festival’s main events takes place on Governors Island from 12pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. DJ Sky King keeps the one-wheel tempo rocking.
Produced by Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc., the New York City Unicycle Festival brings together recreational riders, world-class performers, mountain and off-road unicycle enthusiasts, mono-wheel vehicle inventors, and thousands of people who have not ridden in umpteen years, along with circus enthusiasts, extreme sports viewers, and anyone seeking an unusual sight–even for NYC!
Free! All ages and abilities welcome.
Find out more at nycunifest.com.