For our most recent mission, 20 agents met up downtown with one huge finish line, Canadian flags, a cowbell, and a load of team spirit! We then set it up in front of random strangers to see how they would react! Would they stop and stare? Or just try to ignore us? Or maybe even if we’re lucky, sprint to the finish!?
Bring your big wheel, trike, skateboard, velocipede, or handmade contraption on wheels along with your superhero costume to race down the Great Hill in Central Park against the greatest big wheelers in town.
You’ll need a helmet and other protective gear. Your vehicle’s seat must, at its lowest point, be lower than 12 inches. That’s low. Wheel size is open. Rubber wheels are strongly discouraged.
Free registration for racing: e-mail flopaint (at) gmail.com. Spectators more than welcome. Standard big wheels are available at indy toy stores & big box retail stores and odder wheeled units are probably available on trash day on your corner.
Meet up at Central Park Drive at 103rd St. on the East side. We’ll take a walk through and then the main event.
Prizes for most original vehicle, costume and 4th place finisher.
NYC Big Wheel Race
Central Park Great Hill (W 103 St. + Central Park W)
Saturday, October 18th 2008 @ 2pm – 4pm
Rain or shine. Free and all ages!
Last weekend, GuerilLA held an impromptu Finish Line on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, CA.
The race was complete with a Finish Line sign, finish line tape, water tables, supportive signs, journalists, photographers, videographers, and a large cheering group of people spread along a quarter mile of The Strand. Runners and cyclists had no idea that they were actually near the end of a marathon, until the last second!