2007 King of New York: The King of New York will be held Saturday September 1 (Prelims) and Sunday September 2 (Finals,) 2007 and is FREE to all spectators. There will be free drinks throughout the day along with giveaways and prizes. Live DJs will be spinning 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 the ramp additions built by everyone's favorite ramp designer, X Games and Woodward Camp course builder Nate Wessel. In 2006, Nate and Lou Perez, the guy who started this whole King of New York shindig, put their heads together and moved 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 or hit the "Registration PDF" link to the right, under Quick Downloads. Finals 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 or hit the "Registration PDF" link to the right, under Quick Downloads. Finals will be jam format. Helmets and pads are required.
The ams this year have the opportunity to win awesome prize packages at the King of New York:
*First place Novice class winner will receive a certificate for a free weekend at the Woodward Camp Lodge featuring Guest Pro Instructor and 2001/2002 King of New York Champion Jorge Jovel.
*First place Expert class winner will receive a certificate for a free week at Woodward Camp. They also get 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.