The King of New York has been part of NYC BMX history since 1995. Originally KoNY was a contest featuring Flatland, Vert and Park... Over the years the contest format had gone through changes and unfortunately Flatland was dropped. 2010 marks the second year Flatland is back as one of the events featured at KoNY. The new attitude for all KoNY events is to have a great day of riding. No timed runs, no pressure, just ride. Over three dozen Flatlanders converged on Tompkins Square Park in Lower Manhattan to do just that.
Flatlanders showed up from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut as well as Flatlander in the States from France. Dave DeBouno was riding a borrowed bike and making it happen. Rich Wolter was as polished as the chrome S&M he was riding. The NJ crew was out in full force. Sunny Singh was killing the timemachines. NYC was repping as always. Tony Strickler brought along his peadler (which left quite afew people wondering why his cranks were on his front wheel...) Brian Tunney was there throwning down.
But it was three riders from Massachusetts who stood out all day. The end of the day placings were decided by riders voting on who they thought rode best. It was a podium sweep for Massachusetts, Robin Huang taking 3rd , Luke Malone 2nd and Jim Cavanaugh taking 1st place honors.
Thanks to all the Riders who came out for the day, the sponsors: Akademiks, Animal, Diamond Back, Hoffman Bikes, Tripple 8, Flatlandfuel, GT, Humphrey Industries, San Loco Mexican, Anthony Aiden Opticians, Post Bike Shop, and Dah Shop.
See you in 2011 !!!