I’m going to bring a 20" for the sunday events. There’s a workshop on different mounts, one on wheelwalking, and also open trials & unicycle hockey. Saturday has similar activities where the small wheel maneuverability would be best I think.
My son (9), daughter (12), and I will be doing the Brooklyn Bridge ride along with another boy my son’s age I taught to ride. I will be continuing on the 13 mile ride to Coney Island on my 29.
We are also spending Saturday on Governor’s island.
I just spent the past hour swapping cranks and pedals so my son can ride the 24 inch wheel. He hopped on it like he rode it since day 1. When I switch wheels I always say a little prayer, take a minute to check everything, and start from the mail box or sign. He free mount’s on the steep driveway without hesitating and rides away. I wish I learned when I was young.
Governor’s Island is the place where Aristide accepted a Clintonian proposal to make him president of Haiti again in return for enhancing austerity. It has no drinkable water, except in very expensive little bottles sold out of vending machines, so be sure to bring plenty of your own.
For most of what goes on at GI this weekend, you will not want anything larger than a 24" wheel- not because of austerity measures, but because most of the Unifest activities require agility, and the island is fairly small.
A 20" fits nicely under the benches on the NYC subway.
My girlfriend sent me some pictures from Governor’s Island, it’s great and amazing the effort that went into organizing that event. And what she liked (not a unicyclist… yet!) was that it was also geared for the general public, with workshops and unis to try. I’m surprised that this event doesn’t have much of an echo on the forum, surely some of the 300 riders that took part must be members here? Same with the organizers? Or are New Yorkers very independent and not mixing with the rest?
First time at NYC Unicycle Festival. Met a lot of great people. Organizers did an outstanding job. Participated in the ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island and went to the festivities at Governors Island on Saturday. Very fun time. My daughter asked if the sign “walk bike or unicycle” outside Fort Jay is there all the time or just for the festival. Anyone know?