NYC day 3 – The New York Unicycle Festival

Today I had only one plan: The First New York Unicycle Festival! I’m not into unicycling in the slightest, but it would be a good chance to meet some of the NYC jugglers. And take some photos.

About 300 people signed up for the free festival, but I’m not sure how many of those were hardcore unicyclists or those who just turned up to learn for the first time. Either way, the event was a big success in terms of attendance, even if it didn’t break even on the money front.

This was my route across the city, captured on the return ride because I forgot to turn on my GPS tracker when I left home.
This was my route across the city, captured on the return ride because I forgot to turn on my GPS tracker when I left home.

Jump and spin that unicycle!
Jump and spin that unicycle!

Fat tire.
Fat tire.

The quintessential American unicycling outfit.
The quintessential American unicycling outfit.


Trials unicycling.
Trials unicycling.


You’re supposed to strap the helmet to stop it flying off like that…
You're supposed to strap the helmet to stop it flying off like that...




Viveca at the info desk.
Viveca at the info desk.

Tiny unicycle.
Tiny unicycle.

The cleaner walked right through the middle of the arena.
The cleaner walked right through the middle of the arena.

Keith Nelson, one of the main organizers of the New York Unicycle Festival.
Keith Nelson, one of the main organizers of the New York Unicycle Festival.

King Charles Team = unicycling and basketball.
King Charles Team = unicycling and basketball.





Keith again.
Keith again.

Giving thanks to all the organizers.
Giving thanks to all the organizers.

Group photo! This was right at the end of the festival, and there seemed to be more unicyclist around earlier.
Group photo! This was right at the end of the festival, and there seemed to be more unicyclist around earlier.

Ferry back to Manhattan.
Ferry back to Manhattan.

Skyline shot.
Skyline shot.

Typical Brooklyn Bridge cables and wires photo.
Typical Brooklyn Bridge cables and wires photo.

Another postcard shot from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Another postcard shot from the Brooklyn Bridge.