Since 1995, organizer Danny Parks and a select crew of dedicated New York City BMXers have come together to hold one of New York City's lasting BMX legacies: the King of New York series. Formerly held at Mulally Skatepark in the South Bronx, The King of New York moved to Tompkins Square Park in 2010 and has continued to grace New York City with an eclectic mix of music, visiting pros, discarded NYC police cars that double as part of the street course, and a generous mix of progressive riding in the city that never sleeps.
The King of New York is aiming to return this year, but is still awaiting confirmation on sponsorship. And in the meantime, they've created an apparel line utilizing the original King of New York logo on t-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops. According to organizer Danny Parks, "Part of the reason for creating the apparel line is to try and be more self-sufficient and rely less on sponsorship."
The line is available online via the Kalospectra store, and sales of the apparel go back into maintaining the legacy of the King of New York series. Parks is also organizing mini-jams and demos to keep things going. "We did one at the Bike Expo earlier this month, have one upcoming on June 17 in Harlem and hopefully a big Fall KoNY mini-jam for dirt, street, and flat at the Highbridge Trails in Manhattan."
Check out the apparel line here, and if you get a chance to attend a King of New York contest, do whatever you can to be there.