2012 NYC Unicycle Festival

The third annual NYC unicycle festival will be taking place from Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd. I hope that you all are ready for some fun unicycling activities. As in the past, this year's three day unicycle festival is being organized and produced by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Participation in all events are free of charge. We are asking everyone to support the event anyway that you can by either volunteering or contributing through the NYC Unicycle Festival website. You can also contribute at the event by participating in the the daily raffles and purchasing T-shirts and other memorabilia. Sponsors are also welcome. The organizers have published the following schedule of events, some of which are subject to change. We will post additional information as it is made available to us.  Bringing or having your own unicycle is not required  for participation in many of the activities. A helmet will be required for participation on the trials course as well as new learner in the workshops.  It is optional but recommended  for other unicycling activities. Be sure to register for the festival upon arriving in the activities area on Governor Island. Friday, August 31st Brooklyn Unicycle Day - times are approximate. If you are meeting up for a portion of the ride, it is advisable to get to meet up locations 45-60 minutes prior to scheduled time. Any and all unicyclists with any size unicycle are encouraged to join in the ride over the Brooklyn Bridge.  However it is recommended that a 24 inch wheel or  larger be utilized for the ride through Brooklyn on to Coney Island. 2 pm Riders gather on the East Side of City Hall Park (on Park Row, Manhattan)) 3 pm Cross Brooklyn Bridge (all wheel sizes are encouraged) 4 pm Pass through Grand Army Plaza into Prospect Park. 5 pm Enter the Ocean Parkway Bicycle Path 6 pm Arrive at Coney Island (arrival time is approximate) 7 pm Dinner break. Buy your own food and meet by Nathan's Famous (Stillwell & Surf) 8 pm Meet at Deno's Wonder Wheel for the Coney Island Unicycle Jam 9:30 pm Fireworks Saturday, September 1st Governors Island Noon to 4:30 pm Learn to Ride Noon to 4 pm Trials Course Noon to 4:30 Open Riding 1 pm Workshop: Hopping by Jim Owen 2 pm Basketball 3 pm Record Setting Attempts 3:30 pm Races 3:55 Group Photo 4 pm Trials Course Show Off 4:30 One-Wheel Public Show 4:55 Raffle Drawing Sunday, September 2nd Governors Island Noon to 4:30 pm Learn to Ride Noon to 4 pm Trials Course Noon to 4:30 Open Riding 1 pm Workshop: Unicycle mounting by James Sui 1:30 Workshop: Wheel walking by Logan Kerr 2 pm Hockey 3-4 Relays and Games 3:30 Sumo Wrestling 4 pm Trials Course Show Off 4:30 One-Wheel Public Show 4:55 Raffle Drawing I hope that many of you will be participating in on multiple days.

Ken Springle - Ken Springle @ August 20, 2012


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