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New York City Unicycle Festival
3 Days of One Wheel Madness
What: New York City Unicycle Festival
When: September 2, 3 and 4, 2011
Where: Governors Island, Grant’s Tomb, and Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island
NYC’s Unicycle Festival will roll 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.
The New York City Unicycle Festival takes place September 2-4, 2011:
September 2, 2011 – Brooklyn Unicycle Day. Festivities begin Friday afternoon with a mass ride over the Brooklyn Bridge (3pm) to Grand Army Plaza (4pm) and then to Coney Island (6pm). Expect to witness amazing unicycle displays near Deno’s Wonder Wheel, along the Boardwalk, and around the Cyclone Stadium. This long-distance unicycle ride is being organized by the Unicycle NYC Bridge Tour (unibridgetour.info).
September 3, 2011 – The festival’s main event takes place on Governors Island from 12pm-5pm on Saturday. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of uncicyle sports inlcuding unicycle basketball, hockey, and football. A special exhibition game between New York’s King Charles Troupe and the Puerto Rican Nationals will be played. For fans of extreme riding, a unicycle trials course will challenge riders throughout the day. World-famous riders will display their skills, and members of the public will have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding.
September 4, 2011 – Join up with the New York Unicycle Club at its traditional meeting ground and time: Grant’s Tomb, 1pm-5pm (newyorkunicycle.com).
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.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
PO Box 1917
New York, NY 10009