This Labor Day weekend, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus rolls out the 9th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival across New York City. Join hundreds of one-wheeled riders for four days of free outdoor activities.
There will be escorted group rides through Manhattan (August 30) and Brooklyn (August 31) and an exciting array of games, activities, give-aways, performances, and learn-to-ride events on glorious Governors Island (Sept 1-2).
Unifest 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 a great way to spend a summer’s day in the Big Apple. All ages and abilities are welcome. Find out more about the unicycle festival.
The festival is produced annually by the Brooklyn-based Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, bringing contemporary audiences into the grand traditions of the American Circus. This year’s festival is made possible, in part, by Unicycle.com, BongarBiz, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Thursday, August 30
West Side One Wheel ride. Unicycle riders meet up in Battery Park and journey up the West Side before rolling to Central Park for a loop.
Friday, August 31
Brooklyn Unicycle Day features a massive group ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island - more than thirteen miles on one wheel!
Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2
The festival's main events take place on Governors Island from 12pm-5pm. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, a costume contest, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo.