Aug 31, 2019 – Sep 1
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Castle Williams' Parking Lot

On August 31 and September 1, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings the 10th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival to Governors Island! This festival has something for everyone, from long-time unicycle enthusiasts to first-time thrill-seekers, from extreme sports adventurers to circus fans, from avid bicyclists to families looking for the best way to spend a summer’s day in the Big Apple. 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 in the Learn-to-ride area. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York’s disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Event schedule
Saturday 8/31:
Noon to 5:00 pm - Open Riding
Noon to 5:00 pm - Pimp My Uni Station
12:30 to 4:30 pm - Learn to Ride
1:00 pm - Workshop: Idling with Rodrigo Sanz
1:30 pm - Unicycle Jump Rope Jam
2:00 pm - Workshop: Artistic Group Unicycle with Fred Johnson
3:00 pm - Unicycle Basketball with King Charles Troupe
4:00 pm - Group Photo
4:15 pm - One-Wheel Public Show, starting with Pimp my Uni Awards
4:55 pm - Final Raffle for Unicycle 

Sunday 9/1:
Noon to 5:00 pm - Open Riding
Noon to 5:00 pm - Pimp My Uni Station
12:30 to 4:30 pm - Learn to Ride
1:30 pm - One-wheel games and one wheel jump rope contest
2:30 pm - Sumo Wrestling
3:00 pm - Workshop: Free Mounts
3:30 pm - Giant Pinwheels
4:30 pm - Pimp My Uni Awards
4:55 pm - Final Raffle for Unicycle 

Photo by Alia Khovov