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Old 2015-08-14, 07:29 PM   #1
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NYC Unicycle Festival, September 3-6, 2015

New York City Unicycle Festival
4 Days of One Wheel Madness
Free! All ages and abilities welcome.
Find out more at nycunifest.com.

What: New York City Unicycle Festival
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 at 10 am 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. Meet-up at 2 pm next to City Hall (Manhattan) at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. We will roll at 3 pm. Expect to witness a one wheel parade across Brooklyn followed by “One-Wheel,” an stage show produced by Ross Berenson 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.

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Seeking volunteers, sponsors, and more.
Contact festival director Keith Nelson to see how you can help.
cirkus@bindlestiff.org

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!

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
PO Box 386
New York, NY 10009

1-877-BINDLES info
http://www.bindlestiff.org
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Old 2015-08-15, 01:31 AM   #2
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Not sure if I will be able to do the whole Brooklyn Bridge - Coney Island ride, but for those who do, what can be done with the unicycles ridden out there, while their riders are watching the show?
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Old 2015-08-16, 02:47 PM   #3
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http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95075 This is the old thread about the event, but I'm looking forward to the organizers posting more up-to-date info
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Old 2015-08-31, 04:17 AM   #4
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So who all from the forum is going?

I'm planning to do the Brooklyn Bridge - Coney Island ride Friday afternoon and then get myself out to Governors Island on Saturday at least.
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Old 2015-08-31, 02:00 PM   #5
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I'll be there. I'm doing the Brooklyn bridge ride.
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Old 2015-09-01, 06:57 PM   #6
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I will be there was well Lou.
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Old 2015-09-02, 12:25 AM   #7
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I'll be there on Saturday- can't make the Brooklyn Bridge-Coney Island ride unfortunately
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Old 2015-09-02, 04:23 AM   #8
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I will be doing the full ride on Friday.
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Old 2015-09-02, 04:15 PM   #9
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Hey guys, while I was packing up my uni yesterday I noticed cracks in one of my cranks. I was not a happy camper. So, I called UDC and spoke with Peter who informed me that they would be able to ship an overnight package with new cranks to my Hotel. I hope I get them.

A lesson learned the hard way. The cranks are 165mm long and a while back I decided to drill dual holes at 137mm. The crack occurred at the 137mm hole.
Won't do that again.

Wish me luck.
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Old 2015-09-03, 06:16 PM   #10
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Hey guys, while I was packing up my uni yesterday I noticed cracks in one of my cranks. I was not a happy camper. So, I called UDC and spoke with Peter who informed me that they would be able to ship an overnight package with new cranks to my Hotel. I hope I get them.
I have a spare set of 165 Venture II (probably longer than you want) that I can bring if you're in a pinch. Let me know.

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Old 2015-09-03, 10:30 PM   #11
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If it is not to late. That would be great, just in case UDC doesn't get my package to me. I have square taper cranks. Thanks.
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Old 2015-09-03, 11:22 PM   #12
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Oh, what I have are ISIS.
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Thanks anyway. I'm sure UDC will get my package to me. Hope to see you there.
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Old 2015-09-04, 05:57 PM   #14
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Off to the bridge!
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How was it?
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