Unicyclist Community

home gallery forums webmail links map donate
Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Latest Unicycling News! > News and Announcements

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2012-01-14, 07:26 PM   #1
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Age: 49
Posts: 4,586
"Ride the Raccoon" Southeast Munifest, May 19-20, 2012

This is a new event to celebrate the incredible riding opprtunities in the Southeastern United States.

Planning for the event is still in the early stages, but a website is now available for event details:

https://sites.google.com/site/southeastmuni/home

Ride the Raccoon Muni Fest, May 19-20, 2012.

Festival to be held on the 20 mile + trail system at Raccoon Mountain. This unique venue was built by volunteers from the Chattanooga chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), in conjunction with the the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Outdoor Chattanooga and the National Park Service Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) office.

Tentative schedule of events:
•Downhill/Freeride Challenge (Megawatt)
•Trials Competition (Chunky)
•XC Trail Ride (Laurel Point)
•Time Trial Road Ride (Resevoir Loop Road)

Event Format:
•No fee for attendance
•All riders are expected to be self supported
•Insurance coverage TBD, participation may require USA membership.
•Food and snacks will be potluck style, no alcohol or illegal substances please, as this is a Federal facility and consequences for possession are quite serious.
•White elephant gift exchange: So much fun!

Raccoon Mountain is conveniently located just fifteen minutes West of Chattanooga. The city of Chattanooga offers a multitude of lodging options and is a great place to shop or enjoy a good meal. For the more adventurous and thrifty, camping is available less then ten miles from the event area at Raccoon Mountain Campground.

Look for updates as things come together!
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-15, 02:27 AM   #2
jrapp
Unicyclist
 
jrapp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Athens, GA U.S.A.
Age: 50
Posts: 42
excited about Ride the Raccoon

Nurse Ben-

Many thanks for organizing this event! Although I'm not yet skilled in muni, I'll bring my 36er for the Reservoir Ride. I'd also like to watch some muni to see what it's all about. My wife and I like the restaurants and brew pubs in Chattanooga, but we'll bring pot luck too. Any more details on the white elephant? My wife really enjoys those.

Best regards,
Jeff

Last edited by jrapp; 2012-01-15 at 02:28 AM.
jrapp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-15, 02:51 AM   #3
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Age: 49
Posts: 4,586
White elephant gift exchange: bring something silly, uni related, regifting is okay, nothing too spendy, nothing to risque, nothing illegal, etc, etc...

This event is an everyone plays sorta deal, so bring the kids, grandparents, neighbors, anyone with even the slightest interest in unicycling. If they can't uni, we'll teach them to uni!

Josh from Unicycle.Com is planning to attend, I bet he'll bring some unis for demos, I'll have some uni demos, and if all the riders being an extra uni we'll have an army of unis!! Don't forget the giraffes, minibikes, and other odds and ends that make unicycling so dang wierd

I'm working on permitting and insurance, cross your fingers for free coverage, otherwise all riders will need to join the USA ($20 per person) to participate in the event. But hey, that's a small price to pay for an otherwise free event, yeah!

I'm heading down there tomorrow to ride Small Intestine, assuming the freeze thaw warnings are over, otherwise it's riding Enterprise. Seriously, Chattanooga has some of the best riding on the East Coast!

Last edited by Nurse Ben; 2012-01-15 at 02:53 AM.
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-16, 04:48 PM   #4
MuniSano
Hartman Rocks, Uncompahgre beyond..
 
MuniSano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Age: 40
Posts: 1,042
Nice! Am penciling it in on my calendar. Would really like to come but will have to see where I am with my race training and if I'm still even riding MUni by then. My transition back to riding after my heel stress fracture has been a slow one so I'm not confident I'll even be able to or want to ride the rough stuff anymore. Sad but true. My running is much more important to me than MUni; not willing to risk major injury like that again. But we'll see, bought some beefier riding shoes that should offer more protection. I can at least come up and do some of the road rides...
__________________
munisano
MuniSano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-17, 02:00 PM   #5
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Age: 49
Posts: 4,586
Munisano, for sure, come for the road riding, even the connecting trails are not much more than beginner MTB trails so pretty safe.

I'm working on the flier this weekend for UDC to send out in packaging, then I'll start promoting it to bike shops and outdoor clubs.

I don't imagine it'll be some huge gathering, but a dozen to two dozen riders would be a nice start.

What shoes did you buy?
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-20, 02:09 PM   #6
MuniSano
Hartman Rocks, Uncompahgre beyond..
 
MuniSano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Age: 40
Posts: 1,042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
Munisano, for sure, come for the road riding, even the connecting trails are not much more than beginner MTB trails so pretty safe.

I'm working on the flier this weekend for UDC to send out in packaging, then I'll start promoting it to bike shops and outdoor clubs.

I don't imagine it'll be some huge gathering, but a dozen to two dozen riders would be a nice start.

What shoes did you buy?
The timing is right so I'll probably be able to make it; thinking of getting out and running some this and other trail systems while I'm in Chattanooga; wonderful place to run in the woods!

We'll see how my heel is doing by then. Right now it's tough to ride much as all the local trails are muddy messes and our system doesn't drain very well; too much clay and limestone. So probably not a whole lot of riding until Spring anyways. But I'll break out the old 36er soon and put the road slick back on the GUni and at least get back out there for some cross-training.

BTW, I took a number of folk's advice and bought a pair of Five-Ten Skarvers. Haven't tried them out other than just walking around in. They seem much beefier and protective than any other riding shoe I've ever worn so there is hope still!

All the best!

Rob
__________________
munisano
MuniSano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-18, 01:53 PM   #7
MadFurai
Skateboarder to Marine to Unicycler
 
MadFurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Age: 44
Posts: 540
I'd love to do this, but not sure I can swing it. The drive is over 9 hours for me. Virginia just doesn't seem to have many UNI riders. I haven't met a single rider in my area, so I'd really like to do an event like this and actually meet another rider (for the first time)! I might have to wait for the NC event, which is much closer in proximity.
__________________
MadFurai's YouTube channel
MadFurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-18, 06:13 PM   #8
munimag
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 418
What part of Virginia do you live in? I am in Germantown, MD which is not too far from the Northern Virginia DC suburbs.
munimag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-20, 04:14 AM   #9
knoxuni
wes style!!
 
knoxuni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: central ohio
Age: 20
Posts: 5,978
Send a message via Skype™ to knoxuni
just asked for time off riding the motorcycle up with both unis
__________________
Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan
knoxuni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-01-20, 01:03 PM   #10
MadFurai
Skateboarder to Marine to Unicycler
 
MadFurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Virginia
Age: 44
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by munimag View Post
What part of Virginia do you live in? I am in Germantown, MD which is not too far from the Northern Virginia DC suburbs.
about 2.5 hours South of you in the Richmond area...
__________________
MadFurai's YouTube channel
MadFurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-03-25, 07:12 PM   #11
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Age: 49
Posts: 4,586
I just did some updating on the website, still can't make some functions cooperate, so if you need to contact me, send me an email:

southeastmuni@gmail.com

I'm still looking for folks to help organize the road events and the trials...

Also, keep in mind that you must have proof of USA membership in order to participate in the events. This is the only way that I could get event insurance without spending a whole lot of money.

USA is not speedy about sending you a confirmation once you've sent in your application, so don't wait, DO IT TODAY!

Count down, less than two months, don't wait, make the plans, get involved, attend this event and I guarantee you'll get your money's worth

Also, has anyone gotten the UDC fliers for event? Do they make sense?

If you are thinking about attending the event, please send me an email so I can start getting a head count.

Thanks!
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-03-26, 01:00 AM   #12
Galthrojh
Musician/Songwriter
 
Galthrojh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chattanooga/Murfreesboro, TN
Age: 25
Posts: 146
What membership?
__________________
Unicycling is really dangerous. I almost crashed... while driving to work while looking for good places to ride.
Galthrojh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2012-03-27, 01:38 PM   #13
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Age: 49
Posts: 4,586
Quote:
Also, keep in mind that you must have proof of USA membership in order to participate in the events. This is the only way that I could get event insurance without spending a whole lot of money.
http://uniusa.org/membership/

$25 a person, annual fee, supports events, some cool member benefits.

This is the only way I can cover myself and you during this event, cheap insurance, no other costs to you, but you gotta have it to play.
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1920, 2012, munifest, ride the raccoon, southeast


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale MUni 24" and Uni 20" MilanMUni General Unicycling Discussions 4 2011-11-18 02:54 PM
Coming to UTAH (SLC), Aug 19-20, who can ride? Nurse Ben General Unicycling Discussions 29 2011-09-03 03:06 PM
Anyone used the Kenda Kikzumbut 20"? Dane M General Unicycling Discussions 11 2011-08-03 04:14 PM
[For Sale: Germany] 20" 7.2 feet / 2,20 Meter Pichler unicycle muellmannmueller Trading Post 0 2011-05-16 12:00 PM
First Annual Southeast MUnifest in Asheville chissakid General Unicycling Discussions 1 2007-05-11 12:06 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2013 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.11955 seconds with 10 queries