Our last three attempts to cross the Bayonne Bridge by unicycle have been dashed because of substantial snowfall. We have rescheduled our Bayonne bridge crossing yet again to Wednesday February 24th. We will be crossing the Bayonne bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey. The Bayonne bridge is the fourth largest steel arch bridge in the world. It will be our first visit to Staten Island and our first trip to New Jersey. We will be taking the 10AM ferry from from Manhattan Whitehall Terminal (South Ferry) to Staten Island. It will be a 12 mile roundtrip ride. All participating riders will receive an official NYC Unicycle Bridge Tour Bayonne Bridge Spoke card. The ride will have a live Twitter feed at: twitter.com/uninycbridge For more information contact Rob firstname.lastname@example.org or Keith email@example.com
Official NYC Unicycle Bridge Tour Bayonne Bridge Spoke card
For Immediate Release
NYC Unicycle Bridge Tour
What: New York City Unicycle Bridge Tour
When: Multiple dates in 2010
Where: All Five Boroughs in New York City
Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/uninycbridge
There are 2,078 bridges in the 5 boroughs of New York City. Since October 14, 2009, Keith Nelson and Rob Hickman have been making weekly treks around the city to cross every one of them.... on unicycles.
The duo has been joined by several other one-wheelers and the latest two rides counted 4 unicyclists. These one wheel wonders leave a wake of amusement through every neighborhood they pass. Never able to coast, the hard-peddling riders are crossing distances ranging from 2 to 13 miles. The treks usually originate in Hickman and Nelson's neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Longer distances will be covered as the bridges in the outer regions of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx boroughs are spanned. Staten Island presents its own challenge, as there is only one day a year that cyclists can cross the Verazzano Narrows Bridge. With this in mind, Nelson and Hickman are striving to average six miles an hour, the minimum speed required for the Five Borough Bike Tour.
Taking advantage of cycle lanes throughout the city, the one wheel mission may be rolling through your neighborhood soon. Rides are on Wednesdays, weather permitting.
You can follow the NYC Unicycle Bridge Tour at