Upcoming Wobble Sightings

Indoor Sessions: Friday Nights at The Wheel Mill are Family and Uni Nights with discounted admission for Unicyclists. We typically attend many nights throughout the winter.

We're kicking off our 10th year of FREE indoor unicycle classes at Butler Y starting December 1st on Saturdays from 4:30-6:30pm. We have loaner unis and helmets, but if you can bring your own, great!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Game ON!

As always, lack of posts does -NOT mean lack of activity. We get a groove and enjoy the ride.

That being said, Friday Nights at The Wheel Mill are again a thing.

AND- We kick off our 10th indoor season of FREE unicycle classes at the Butler Y starting December 1st. As always, we're there on Saturdays from 4:30-6:30 pm and admission is FREE!

Make it a point to learn the fun of one before the end of 2018!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

#UnicyclesAREaTHING - Especially in Pittsburgh!

It may appear that not a lot is going on since our last post was 2 months ago.

On the contrary, we've been busy.

Summer is the time to get outside and this one is no exception. We've been regularly attending #unicyclesareathing on Friday nights at Southside Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh (when it hasn't been pouring rain!)  Attendance there has been solid with well over 2 dozen people a night (sometimes we see as many as 40) showing up to give unicycling a try for the first time, or just to practice beginning skills.

We've also been to both Open Streets in Pittsburgh. That's ALWAYS a fun time- especially since the last event broke attendance records with over 45,000 people! While we don't get everyone in attendance to try a uni, we do stay busy getting new people in the saddle the entire time. We don't keep count, but 40+ people a day is a low estimate.

In addition, several of us attended The North American Unicycling Convention and Championships (NAUCC) in Livonia, MI. Again, we proved that the Butler Wobble and Pittsburgh region have some strong riders with some 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place overall finishes in Cyclocross, XC Muni, Criterium, 10k, and Marathon (yes, that's 26.2 mi).

And lastly (for now) we headed to Dirt Rag's Dirt Fest in WV for some uni fun. We had a great muni group ride with a couple of new to us faces and then had a try a uni booth where we got some folks to not give up their bikes, but to see what the buzz is all about.



What's next?

More Friday nights with THICK Bikes and #UnicyclesAreAThing, Open Streets July 28th, more beginner friendly rides, and more group rides. That should get us through summer.

We hope you'll join us and ride a uni. It's super low risk, a great workout, and fun!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The End is Near! (Well, Actually Just Another Beginning)

Saturday, March 31st, is the last indoor day at the Y. No worries, we will resume in November. Also, The last day for The Wheel Mill Fridays we will be attending is April 14th. The uni discount is still available Friday nights, it's just that the regular crew will shift outside for the season.

In the meantime, #unicyclesareathing with THICK Bikes begins on Friday, April 21st at Riverfront Park on the South Side of Pittsburgh. These free sessions are weather permitting and run from 6:30-8:30pm.  Check with THICK Bikes for details.

It's been a great season. It's not over yet. If you've wanted to try a uni, you've still got options!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays!

There will be no unicycling at the Y this Saturday, December 23rd.

We will resume the 30th from 4:30-6:30pm in gym 1. 



If you get a new uni for the holidays, show up and show off!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dig In!


We do a lot of riding outdoors. What you may not know is several of us actually do a lot of trail building as well. How much? Over the past 2 years 5 of us have over 1,100 hours invested in Alameda Singletrack. We see unicycling and biking (and hiking too) to be a vital part in an overall healthy community.

While you may not have the time to spend in the woods building super sweet trail, we'd like to invite you to make your own contribution.

The Alameda Singletrack project is one of the recipients of the International Mountain Biking Association's (IMBA) Dig In Grant.

THIS IS HUGE NEWS! 

We NEED to raise as much money as we can so building an AMAZING local trail system can continue. We've built close to 6 miles so far, but we aren't even 1/2 way done.

If you haven't checked out Alameda Singletrack yet, PLEASE do.






Wednesday, July 12, 2017

USA! - The Unicycling Society of America AND #UnicyclesAreAThing

As we noted in the last post, we're all about people trying unicycling for free.

So are our friends at  #UnicyclesAreAThing.  They are friends in real life and not just virtually (as many things go these days). And, while they are now one of the newest Unicycling Society of America affiliated clubs, they already have some positive press in the Post-Gazette Uni Story that ran recently.

And though they are now a new official club, they've been functioning for a few years with the same mission as we have: get people to try unicycling for FREE!

There's a good chance that if you're reading this and are in the Pittsburgh region that you've already had the opportunity to join them or us (Butler Wobble) to try riding.

I know I've mentioned the FREE aspect a whole lot recently. As with anything though, there is a cost incurred somewhere by someone.

In the case of almost anything in our society, there are times when liability insurance is necessary. If you have a home or a car, you know this exists. It's an American thing that people tend to get litigious in a hurry. And while you might not be that person, anytime there's something that involved a perceived risk, there can be a need to protect against that person who may try to sue.

So. Here's what you can do about helping the unicycling cause. Please consider joining the Unicycling Society of America. It's only $20 a year for an Individual Membership or $35 a year for a Family Membership (all at the same address). If you ride with us (either #UnicyclesAreAThing or Butler Wobble), please specify us as your club when filling out the form. Having the people who ride with us and help us with demos members allows us to have liability insurance when we need it at no additional cost to any of our members. Neither Butler Wobble nor #UnicyclesAreAThing have any other dues to be members.

If you ride a unicycle, you should join the Unicycling Society of America. They are interested in connecting unicyclists with each other as well as sponsoring events and supporting USA affiliated clubs.

Seriously, if you've ridden with us, think just how awesome it's been to try something for free. How often else can you do that beyond a couple of initial classes. In the grand scheme of life, unicycling is cheap. Please help keep it that way.

Consider joining the Unicycling Society of America. If you need a direct link to the membership page: it's here.

We've been on a mission to get people to learn about the fun of one for free. So are our friends at #UnicyclesAreAThing. Please help us keep it that way. Your support helps us when we need insurance to be at events with unis so that more people can try unicycling.