Upcoming Wobble Sightings

Friday Nights at The Wheel Mill: 7-10pm. Discounted admission for families and unicyclists! It's for beginning to expert riders. Want to learn? There are extra unis there that you can borrow for free (with paid admission). Ask at the counter when you check in.

Do you want to learn how to ride?

We have winter indoor sessions at the Butler Y on Saturday through mid-April. They run every Saturday from 4:30-6:30 and are FREE!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wood Fest 2016

Join us at The Wheel Mill for Wood Fest.  The late breaking details are: There will be Uni Demos from THICK Bikes (they're a Unicycle.com dealer), a learner session, and Uni Categories in the contests throughout the day.  As of now that will entail a Skinny Contest, a XC Loop Time Trial, and a Foot Down.  We may even have another contest or two as well.

We'll also be camping out.

We went to the inaugural Wood Fest last winter, and it was the BEST DAY EVER (at least for the middle of winter)!

For more details (and to snag a camping spot), follow the link:  http://www.thewheelmill.com/wood-fest-2016/

Join the fun of one!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Changing Seasons

A wobble of us (yes, a wobble is a collection of unicyclists) just finished the Month of Mud series.

So, what's next?

Regular indoor sessions at the Butler Y on Saturdays starting November 7th.  Also, we'll be hitting up The Wheel Mill on Fridays.

Want more details?

Look at the header.

See you soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Month of Mud 2015

Mike Briggs' photo
It's that time of the year again.  The Month of Mud is just over 2 weeks out!  Last year was the first year we had an official unicycle class- with cash prizes at each race and trophies for the series!  This is one of the very few series races in the United States with an official uni class.  If you'd like to join the fun, we encourage you to do so.  Cyclocross is for almost everyone who can ride a uni and freemount and ride through grass.  The other races are not short lap races and require the ability to ride through the woods for 5-10 miles (you can get off and walk or run as needed), so you should be an Advanced or Expert level rider.

After each race we usually find a nearby spot to grab a bite to eat and hang out together for a bit to recap all the fun.  

If you'd like to join in the fun you can pre-register here.  Our start times are usually similar to the bikes so likely there will be some 2 wheeled friends on the course when you are riding.  It's nothing to panic over as they're all quite friendly and we work to minimize potential problems.  The exception to the similar start times is the Ohiopyle season finale.  We usually start about an hour earlier.  Check in closer to the date to be sure.

If you're looking to join us and you'd need a place to stay, we can help with that.  Shoot us an email.

For those not really into the outside racing, we'll be starting indoor Saturday sessions at the YMCA in early November.  We'll post the date once it's solid.

But for now, we race.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NAUCC 2015 Uni CX

Milk and cookies.  Peanut butter and chocolate.  Unicycles and Cyclocross.  Every now and then you find two great things that go together.

There's no way that we can pretend to have invented CX.  Bikes were doing it for years.  A quick Google search turned up that some people were doing Uni CX in 2006- a few years before we got a hold of it in Pennsylvania (I think our first uni toed the line in 2008).

In spite of those early efforts though, it didn't really catch on at a national (or international) level until we added it as an event when we hosted The North American Unicycling Convention and Championships in 2013. (NAUCC 2013)  Since then it's been improved through another NAUCC and a Unicon to arrive here at NAUCC 2015.

As you can see from the pics, We're not only getting the racing dialed, but the fun factor is through the roof as well.

A LeMans start is mandatory.  It's in the rules.

We've got hand ups - cheese balls in this case.
Hand downs- Swedish Fish anyone?
High 5s!
Fun barriers
Fun with barriers
Not so much fun with barriers (he's OK)

Some serious racing
Some more serious racing

Free Hugs- from a Pirate, a Parrot, and, umm... ?
And a whole lot of racing selfies:

 So while we won't try to claim we invented Uni CX, we will admit that thanks to Carl, Isaac, Steve, Bruce, Danielle, Amy, Eric, Jamie, Jesse, Sarah, Rusty, Claire, David, Jenni and Liz (for photos), and Dave- we OWNED it this year at NAUCC 2015.

A HUGE thanks to all the set up crew, riders, spectators, and picture takers for making the 
NAUCC 2015 CX the best Uni CX event thus far!

Uni CX - over the top fun for everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NAUCC 2015 Part I

The 2015 NAUCC  (North American Unicycling Convention and Championships) is about half way over.  So far it's been quite the adventure.    From the pic above, you can see that Jamie (aka the Party Van Director) competed in his first official Hockey tournament.  And while they didn't win the title, it turns out you don't need to win to have a BLAST!

So far, we've had Butler Wobble members compete in the following events: 10k, Marathon, Trials, Time Trial, Basketball, Hockey, and Long Jump.  We also threw a round of disc golf as well, but that wasn't an official competition as it didn't really involve unicycles.

As a result of some of those competitions, this happened as well:

If you want to check out specific results, look here: http://naucc2015.unicycling-software.com/en/results

While competing can be fun, it's the convention side of uni week that makes the experience even more special.  We've connected again with friends from across the country (and the next one north as well), and made new friends too.  We've done some local touring guided by locals, and experienced some fine Wisconsin food (mmm... cheese...)

This even happened:

Thanks to Susan of  http://www.cluckthechickenstore.com for the cookies after the Time Trial!
(For the record, Gracie had a difficult time reaching the pedals so she didn't actually ride Dave's 36.)

We need to do some laundry as most of our clothes smell like racing.

We better get on it, as experience tells us that the second half of the week will be at least as amazing as the first!

Friday, July 10, 2015

One Wheel Revolution

That about sums it up.

We count a lot of the people featured in the video as uni friends.  A bulk of this was filmed at Unicon 17.  See if you can spot cameos featuring Danielle, Isaac, and Dave.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Muni Weekend Update 6/26

It's wet.  Really wet.  And it's going to get wetter.  So we have to adapt.

We will be at The Wheel Mill tonight (after 6pm) to kick off the weekend.  Open Streets Pittsburgh is a great event on Sunday morning that we will be attending as well.  What happens in the middle will be decided tonight at The Wheel Mill.  

If you plan on joining the festivities, we will see you at The Wheel Mill tonight, or you track updates on the facebook page.  

We'll still have fun this weekend.  Once the trails dry out we'll hit them up.  Until then we'll put our heads together and run with a backup plan.