Announcing…the long awaited Himalayas Unicycle Tour!
Nepal is home to 8 of the worlds 14 mountains over 8000m, so what better place for our next AU/Grasshopper tour than the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal? Be one of the first in the world to ride the Himalayas; marvel at the majestic giants; and whizz around Kathmandu on your unicycle.
Dates: 6 April to 17 April 2015 (with optional 4 day extension to 21 April 2015)
Cost: US $1640 (+US$400 for optional 4 day extension)
Who can come? Open to anyone who can ride off-road on a unicycle. The tour is at altitude and on a mix of 4WD and trekking routes, so expect it to be challenging. Partners/family/friends of unicyclists are welcome to accompany on bikes or on foot
Closes: 31 August 2014. Registrations after this date at discretion of organisers and dependent on accommodation availability
To: The Unicyclist Community
From: Dan Heaton
Subject: “Revolution One” Release
I would like to announce the release of “Revolution One: A Story of Off-road Unicycling”. While this film was finished in 2010 and slated to be released on DVD soon after, it ran into some complications and I struggled with being able to release it fully. However, it made the rounds on the film festival circuit, winning multiple awards and going on world tour with the Banff International Mountain Film Festival. The film officially premiered on September 5th., 2009 and was also shown at the Vancouver MUni Weekend in 2010.
With the rapid progression of the sport, I knew the riding in the film would quickly become outdated. However, the story that it tells and the historical footage/photos compiled within are invaluable to our sport. While this film is just a piece of the history of off-road unicycling, I feel the riders in this film have played incredibly important roles in the evolution of our sport. I want to especially thank all the riders who were involved in the making of this film, as it wouldn’t have been possible without the time, support, and hospitality that they gave me. It truly has been amazing being part of unicycling as both a rider and filmmaker over the last 17 years.
The film is available on Vimeo for download and streaming, absolutely FREE. As with many small-scale, independent productions, this film was created on my own time, with my own funds. If you enjoy the film, there is a “Tip Jar” option on Vimeo if anyone would like to help support the costs of making the film. Enjoy!
PS: The film is rated “Mature” on Vimeo. This is due to a couple swear words in the film and one bare butt, though the overall content is pretty mild. If anyone would like a clean version, let me know and I will see what I can do.
As it becomes more and more difficult for a host to find a perfect date for his event, the IUF finaly create an International Event Calendar for you.
I still think about best filter options but it is already usable and all events you ad there wont be lost when we go for more / deeper filter options.
Now its YOUR turn to create an accoun there and add your event to this calendar. Only with the help of the complete comunity this calendar will make sense. It should become a home of all events, a small regional convention should be there direct beside the nationals and Unicon. So check it out and add your event to the list.
Soon you will be able to login also with your IUF account to make it more comfortable.
For the first time in history Pennsylvania is the site for the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships. Butler County is the place and July 21st-27th, 2013 are the dates. The website is www.uninationals2013.com. Registration is open now! Please visit the site and note the registration deadlines.
The Butler Wobble (www.butlerwobble.com) has been planning this event since before the last NAUCC even started. We are looking to make this NAUCC an unforgettable unicycling experience showcasing the incredible natural beauty of our region. Our organizers for the Distance and MUni events have experience with planning elite level bicycle races (which have included unis too!) Moraine State Park, the site for many of our Distance and MUni events, is the 3rd most attended State Park in PA! In addition to great riding, it features a world class Disc Golf course- which will be featured in the 2015 Pro World Championships! In addition to Disc Golf, there are many, many other non-unicycling recreational activities that make Moraine so popular. Tourism is a major theme in our area. Check out the Tourism Bureau’s website for even more details about opportunities in the region.
NAUCC 2013 includes too many events to describe them all here. We will have Freestyle, Track, Basketball, and Hockey competitions of course. We’re also going to have enough workshops and non-competitive events to leave you saddle sore by the end of the week.
The Butler Wobble loves the big wheels. We have the highest concentration of 36” unicycles in the state. So much so, we’re adding a new event this year: Coker MUniCross- a cyclocross race for 36ers! If you don’t know what cyclocross racing is about, you haven’t been following cycling. It’s currently one of the fastest growing disciplines for 2 wheels. We aim to make it as much fun on one!
We’re really excited about the year’s Street, Trials (and Flatland) events too. The finals for these events are scheduled in the evenings so local non-unicyclists can see world class talent up close. We’ve got a lot more local non-unicycling sponsors, volunteers, and spectators who can’t wait to see what unicyclists are capable of accomplishing.
If you’ve never attended an NAUCC before, this is your chance! In 2014 Unicon will be held a day’s drive away in Montreal. Most of the friends you make here will be in attendance there.