This Labor Day weekend, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings the 8th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival rolling across New York City! Join hundreds of one-wheeled riders for four days of free outdoor activities in this unique part of the New York City summer--with escorted group rides through Manhattan (August 31) and Brooklyn (Sept 1) and an exciting array of games, activities, give-aways, performances, and learn-to-ride events on glorious Governors Island (Sept 2-3). 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 31
West Side One Wheel ride. Unicycle riders will meet up in Battery Park and journey up the West Side before rolling to Central Park for a loop.
Friday, September 1
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 2-3
The festival's main events take place on Governors Island from 12pm-5pm. 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. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York’s disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove.