2006 King of New York: The King of New York will be held Saturday July 29 and is free to all spectators (If needed, the rain date will be the next day, Sunday July 30.) There will be free drinks throughout the day along with giveaways and prizes. DJ Supertremendous will be spinning on the turntables - can you say block party?
The BMX Freestyle competition is open to all amateur and professional BMX Freestyle riders. All the riders will be treated to new ramp additions built by everyone's favorite ramp designer, X Games and Woodward Camp course builder Nate Wessel. Nate and Lou Perez, the guy who started this whole King of New York shindig, will be putting their heads together and moving some stuff around to make the park flow and ride better with a new layout.
The pro class is only $50 to enter, U.S. funds only, with a $3000 pro purse paying down to 10th place. Pre-registration is available, click on the "Registration Information" link above. The comp will be jam format. Helmets and pads are required.
Amateur classes will consist of Beginner and Expert and are free to enter. There will be a cap on the Amateur classes at 40 riders per class so sign up as soon as you can because these classes will fill up fast. Pre-registration is available, click on the "Registration Information" link above. The comp will be jam format. Helmets and pads are required.
The ams this year have the opportunity to win prize packages never before offered at the King of New York:
*First place Novice class winner will receive a one week Woodward Camp Scholarship featuring Guest Pro Instructor and 2001/2002 King of New York Champion Jorge Jovel.
*First place Expert class winner gets to be "Pro For A Day" and ride with the FreeCycle Action Sports Team during one of their summer performances. FreeCycle Team Owner and Pro Rider, Jay Rodriquez, will give the King of New York Amateur Champion a taste of the "on the road" Pro lifestyle as a guest demo rider.
Mullaly Ramp Park
Mullaly Ramp Park was created in May 1989 and was the only ramp park available to BMX Freestyle bike riders in the five boroughs for almost ten years. As the first-of-its-kind public ramp facility in New York City, most BMX Freestyle pros, from X Games gold medallists Dave Mirra, Allan Cooke, and TJ Lavin, to veterans Dennis McCoy and Ron Wilkerson have experienced Mullaly in some way, shape, or form throughout its 17-year existence. Free to the public, Mullaly Ramp Park has been kept alive by the passion of the BMX and local communities, their supporters in The New York City Parks and Recreation Department, and the generous donations of corporate and other contributors and sponsors.
For detailed directions to the park, click the "Directions" link above.