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naucc09
2008-12-27, 03:25 PM
North American Unicycling Convention & Championships 2009
(NAUCC09)

Sunday, July 26th through Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Kennedy High School, Bloomington, MN

Hosted by Twin Cities Unicycle Club

NAUCC is the largest gathering of unicycle enthusiasts in North America and has activities for unicyclists of all ages and skill levels. There are non-competitive activities such as fun rides, workshops, games and social events for all unicyclists. Competition is open to all who want to unicycle for fun, achieve personal goals, or to compete for a 2009 national championship title.

2009 NAUCC Features:
- 1 location for all gym, track & field, trials and street events
- Up to 5 gyms available daily* for non-competitive activities such as hockey, basketball, games, and workshops
- Fun rides for Coker, Muni & Street held almost daily
- Public performance showcasing the best of NAUCC
- Meet other unicyclists; learn tips & skills from experts

Bloomington is a vibrant suburb south of Minneapolis that offers ample lodging opportunities at a variety of prices and easy access to restaurants, grocery stores & coffee shops. A block of rooms will be held for NAUCC participants and hotel and camping information will be distributed at a later date. Google map: http://tinyurl.com/78c9m6

2009 NAUCC activities for all levels of riders - beginners to expert:
- Games & Workshops
- Social events
- Coker events: 10K, Marathon, Muni Coker
- Muni events: Cross Country, Speed, Technical, Uphill & Down Hill
- Trials
- Street
- Flatland
- Hockey
- Basketball
- Artistic: Standards, Freestyle
- Track & Field

*Events and schedule are being finalized and may change. Open gym time and gym space will vary each day and depend upon final number of registered participants. General gym times will be available 8 AM through 10 PM, and certain nights open to mid-night.

On-line registration opens in April at http://naucc09.com/.

Tourist opportunities:
NAUCC site is within 10 minutes of the Mall of America - site of 520 stores & restaurants and Nickelodeon Amusement Park (indoor amusement park); water parks, lakes, beaches, pools and within 20 minutes of down town Minneapolis and its night life.
For more attractions and information check out these links:
http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/visitorsguide/
http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/

Questions - please email naucc09@gmail.com

surfer1024
2008-12-27, 03:51 PM
yay! I can't wait!

Tyler_N
2009-01-07, 06:05 AM
yay i'm going this year

joejumps4fun
2009-01-16, 08:49 PM
Why are all these cool unicycling events out in Minnesota away from everyone else? I wish we could get some more unicycling events out east, particularly in the DC area!! Also, why does it seem like there are more unicycle riders and activities in Minnesota than anywhere else in the US?

peleschramm
2009-01-16, 08:57 PM
I'll be there.

Unreal-Wheel
2009-01-17, 12:36 AM
Why are all these cool unicycling events out in Minnesota away from everyone else? I wish we could get some more unicycling events out east, particularly in the DC area!! Also, why does it seem like there are more unicycle riders and activities in Minnesota than anywhere else in the US?

Because Minnesota has the largest unicycle club in the US

petad
2009-01-17, 12:58 AM
I shall go. But I won't be there for the first couple days.

Pat Lally
2009-01-18, 09:58 PM
Im going

georgegoss
2009-01-19, 02:35 AM
Not only did I get approval from the wife to go, but she is coming along with my daughter and me. We are driving from Olympia, Washington. We already are pricing out bike racks for the Prius.

EliB
2009-01-19, 12:07 PM
Does anyone know whether or not there will be a junior group in street/flat/trials/everything?

Tyler_N
2009-01-19, 05:27 PM
Me, my mom and a friend or two are driving 2000 miles from California.

naucc09
2009-01-21, 12:53 PM
Does anyone know whether or not there will be a junior group in street/flat/trials/everything?


Yes there will be different skill level categories for these events.
Trials - beginner, Intermdiate & Expert
Street & Flat - Advanced & Expert
Advanced is anyone not competing in Expert, including beginners

Last years flatland advanced category had only 3 competitors - 2 beginners and 1 who registered to bring the participant total to 3 which allowed the other 2 to participate. I guess I'm trying to say that there is opportunity to participate for all skill levels of street flat & trials.

EliB
2009-01-21, 07:52 PM
Yes there will be different skill level categories for these events.
Trials - beginner, Intermdiate & Expert
Street & Flat - Advanced & Expert
Advanced is anyone not competing in Expert, including beginners

Last years flatland advanced category had only 3 competitors - 2 beginners and 1 who registered to bring the participant total to 3 which allowed the other 2 to participate. I guess I'm trying to say that there is opportunity to participate for all skill levels of street flat & trials.

Okay thanks. I don't think I'm Expert, but I'm not really a beginner either. I think I'll go in advanced.

naucc09
2009-01-26, 02:28 AM
NAUCC09 Schedule
Schedule subject to change.

Sunday – 7/26
9:00a – 12:00p 10K
12:00p - 1:00p Opening Ceremony
2:00p - ? Criterium
3:00p – close Open gyms
TBD Street Judges Workshop
TBD Standard Judges Workshop
TBD Flatland Judges Workshop
TBD Social Event

Monday – 7/27
9:00a – 12:00p Marathon
1:00p - ? Standard (all)
1:00p – ? Street (prelim and final)
TBD Freestyle Judges Workshop
TBD Meet for fun rides: coker & muni
12:00p-close Open gyms

Tuesday – 7/28
9:00am-2:00p Individual Freestyle
2:00p - 4:00p Basketball (prelim)
4:00p – 6:00p Hockey (prelim)
6:00p - 8:00p Expert Individual Freestyle
TBD Meet for fun rides: coker, Muni, street
9:00a - close Open gyms
5:00p - dusk Trials obstacles available
TBD Social Event

Wednesday – 7/29
8:00a – 2:00p Pairs Freestyle
2:00p - 4:00p Hockey and Basketball (final)
4:00p - 6:00p Flatland
6:00p - 8:00p Expert Pairs Freestyle
8:00p USA meeting
TBD Meet for fun rides: coker, Muni, Street
8:00a-close Open gyms
All day Trials obstacles

Thursday – 7/30
8:00a - 10:00a Group
11:00a - 1:00p Club
3:00p - 6:00p Trials
7:00p – 8:00p Public Show
TBD Meet for fun rides: coker, Muni
8:00a – close Open gyms (closed 6:30p – 8:00p)

Friday – 7/31
8:00a – 12:00p Muni Cross Country and Speed
11:00a – 12:00p Muni Coker
1:00p - dark Track (400, 100, 1ft, ww, obstacle, slow, high/long jump)
TBD Meet for fun rides
8:00a-close Open gym
TBD Social Event[/COLOR]

Saturday – 8/1
8:00a-12:00p Muni Uphill, Downhill and Technical
1:00p- 6:00p Track (1500m, juggling, coasting, ultimate)
7:00p Final Party-Awards Banquet
TBD Meet for fun rides

Jeremy R
2009-01-26, 10:34 PM
Could you put up guidelines for where we should classify ourselves?

sockmonster
2009-01-28, 05:04 PM
Are they going to have separate racing categories for the 10k and marathon for geared and ungeared?

peleschramm
2009-01-28, 07:08 PM
Are they going to have separate racing categories for the 10k and marathon for geared and ungeared?

There's Limited and Unlimited.

Limited riders must ride a 24"or lower, and have cranks no shorter than 125mm. (assuming they are over 10 years old)

Unlimited riders can just ride whatever the hell they want. A geared uni would fit under this category.


At least this is how they did it in the past few years.

Goats_On_Unicycles
2009-01-29, 03:03 PM
Any links to sites with pics of the muni trails?

johnfoss
2009-01-29, 06:33 PM
Are they going to have separate racing categories for the 10k and marathon for geared and ungeared?It's up to the organizers. I'm sure the racing officials are well aware of the growth of the geared uni population, and how they are starting to dominate in road races. But then there's the complexity of wheel size vs. gearing. What about a geared 24"? Make them compete with geared 36ers?

The nice thing about a category called Unlimited is that whoever wins really wins. If you keep subdividing the field, you might be left wondering who's really the fastest...

pedrotejada
2009-01-29, 09:16 PM
Both Flat and Street will have the same rules as Wuko? if yes I may go :D

Not sure, hard to choose between a roadtrip in Europe and only 5 days in USA!

Spencer Hochberg
2009-01-29, 10:54 PM
Both Flat and Street will have the same rules as Wuko? if yes I may go :D

Not sure, hard to choose between a roadtrip in Europe and only 5 days in USA!
Flat will have the same rules as euc/wuko (2 min. prelims, then battles for finals). The street rules used at euc haven't been added to the IUF rulebook (at least not yet) so I don't know which format it will be.

pedrotejada
2009-01-31, 03:47 AM
NICE! The new flat rules are way better...

One question, If I go to NAUCC, am I able to compete and able to be THE NORTH AMERICA CHAMPION? Or only north americans can take the title?

That's really important!

ca99medina
2009-01-31, 03:43 PM
Hey Pedro,
To participate in the NAUCC first you have to join the USA, (Unicycling Society of America) is open to anyone, in any country but to get a title you have to be a resident of the USA or Canada. But you are always allowed to compete in most events. :) Take a look at the USA website here (http://www.unicyclingusa.org/join/) for more information.
Abraηos!
Carlos

naucc09
2009-02-03, 09:41 PM
Any links to sites with pics of the muni trails?

Andy and Irene Cotter are planning the Muni competition and the non-competive "fun" rides. They are currently are obtaining permission to use trails for the competition. Once permission is finalized, we'll post the muni sites.

Andy Cotter
2009-02-05, 03:03 AM
Muni Events for Nationals

Events:
MUni Cross Country (1 miles (beginner), 3 miles (Advanced), 10 miles (Expert))
MUni Uphill (both an advanced and expert course)
MUni Downhill (both an advanced and expert course)
Muni Speed Event (timed, much like the IUF obstacle course but geared toward MUni)
MUni Coker cross country (only can compete on a unicycle with effective wheel size bigger then 30")
Techincal Muni (falls count)

Locations/Timing
Murphy Hanrehan Park in Savage (Friday, July 31) http://www.morcmtb.org/wiki/index.php/Murphy-Hanrehan
MUni Cross Country (all three distances can be done there)
Muni Speed Event (MUni Obstacle Course)
MUni Coker cross country

Battle Creek (Saturday, August 1)
MUni Uphill/Dowhill

Lebanon Hills http://www.morcmtb.org/trailreviews/metro/lebanon.html
Technical MUni (date to be determined)
Note: This is our favorite place in the Twin Cities to go MUni riding.

Overall MUni Expert:
As with last year, there will be an overall MUni North America Champion.

Fun Rides:
Every day that there isn't a MUni competition there will be MUni rides. Some of the rides will be at the competition places so out-of-towners can get familiar with the course. Other rides will be at places that have their own (fun) competition. The idea is to have lots of MUni options.

If you want to look at some single track trails in the Twin Cities, this link is a good start
http://www.morcmtb.org/trailreviews/metro/index.html

As we are still in the planning stages, some events/locations may change. As we lock in the events we will post them here.

-Andy Cotter and Irene Genelin
MUni Organizers for Nationals

pedalone
2009-02-06, 03:36 AM
Wow, nice muni line up. Thanks Andy

I hope the uphill/downhill works at Battlecreek Park. It's a great place to ride.
State Info: http://www.exploreminnesota.com/listing.aspx?EntityId=15141

Andy Cotter
2009-02-09, 01:43 AM
Irene and I are going through all the possible places to ride in the cities trying to get a good schedule setup. One of the ideas we throught some people might be interested in is the MUni course at our farm.

So would anybody be interested in riding at our farm for a fun ride at Nationals?

Pros:
* 2 mile course that is designed for MUni (can be a bit technical at times)
* Bathroom facilities right there (our house is close by)
* A full Trials course is also there (although some stuff might be used at Nationals)

Cons:
* slightly over one hour drive to get there, so two hours total in the car (in Rapid City, it seems we drove that far for a ride or two)
* local riders may not be as interested as they come out for DOTFMW (Down on the Farm MUni Weekend)

Comments?

uninorcal
2009-02-11, 06:12 AM
A question for the Minnesota dwellers. How close is Bloomington to Mahtomedi?

Gilby
2009-02-11, 08:51 PM
A question for the Minnesota dwellers. How close is Bloomington to Mahtomedi? Not very close: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bloomington%20to%20Mahtomedi&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

uninorcal
2009-02-15, 05:46 AM
I may be able to go cause I have a friend in Mahtomedi!!!

ThisGuyIKnow
2009-02-17, 12:02 AM
Not very close: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bloomington%20to%20Mahtomedi&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

Wrong state there Gilby, try this (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Bloomington,+MN&daddr=Mahtomedi,+MN&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=44.567969,-88.555298&sspn=0.522443,0.953064&ie=UTF8&z=11)

Gilby
2009-02-17, 02:29 AM
Wrong state there Gilby, try this (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Bloomington,+MN&daddr=Mahtomedi,+MN&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=44.567969,-88.555298&sspn=0.522443,0.953064&ie=UTF8&z=11) Ah, the problem with Google maps using ajax so that the URL does not change when you change the query.

ThisGuyIKnow
2009-02-17, 05:37 PM
Ah, the problem with Google maps using ajax so that the URL does not change when you change the query.

Yeah, you need to click share to get a new link.

naucc09
2009-03-08, 03:24 PM
Lodging Information now available at www.naucc09.com.


Information about MUni events and courses posted at www.naucc09.com.

UniKid2
2009-03-08, 03:48 PM
Im totaly going to do anything I can to go!

Small question.

NAUCC10... Is it a secret or is it allready determined?

naucc09
2009-03-09, 01:07 AM
NAUCC10... Is it a secret or is it allready determined?[/QUOTE]


no secret - don't know if anyone has offered to host.

Emile.m
2009-03-19, 11:37 PM
I'm really considering of coming.

It would be an awesome month with Canuc too!

UniKid2
2009-03-20, 12:46 PM
And OUI :D Im this much closer to go to NAUCC.

naucc09
2009-03-29, 11:19 PM
Speed Trials added as a competitive event Friday July 31. Event time TBD
Catagories - Advanced & Expert

naucc09
2009-04-16, 04:04 AM
NAUCC09 Registration is now open!

Ducttape
2009-04-16, 08:38 PM
naucc09 registration is now open!
yay!

naucc09
2009-06-08, 03:27 AM
Early registration ends June 10

Competitor registration $75 through June 10
June 11 - July 5 rate increases to $90.
Non-competitor rate $38 now through July 26.

Don't procrastinate - Register today at www.naucc09.com

kerosian
2009-06-08, 06:31 AM
Anybody headed out there wanna split a campground?

padst3r
2009-06-09, 09:20 AM
i just registered :D.I am entering high jump and long jump which is classified as a race but i want to enter on a 20".Registration wouldnt let me choose 20" cause of the age problem.Is there anyway you can fix this ?

Ducttape
2009-06-09, 04:10 PM
i just registered :D.I am entering high jump and long jump which is classified as a race but i want to enter on a 20".Registration wouldnt let me choose 20" cause of the age problem.Is there anyway you can fix this ?
I had the same problem. I just entered with a 24" I don't think they'll make us compete in those events with a 24" uni though.

EDIT: How is trials classified for beginner, advanced, and expert? I entered in advanced for the Observed trials comp and beginner for speed trials...