Upcoming Wobble Sightings

Healthy Kids Day at the Butler YMCA is Friday, April 28th from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. This is a free community event that showcases all that the YMCA has available for kids and families. We'll be there, with unicycles, giving brief riding lessons.

Friday nights during the warmer months we participate in "Unicycles are a thing" in Pittsburgh. This event is sponsored by Thick Bikes and is essentially a mobile beginner unicycle event, but all levels of riders are welcome to attend. There are unicycles there for you to try, as well as assistance and instruction, but feel free to bring your own. We meet at the South Shore Riverfront Park, around 6:30 pm (weather permitting).


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

July is Unicycle (and Bicycle) Month in Butler!

For the past several months we have been meeting the first and third Fridays for a 45-60min road ride on the downtown proposed cycling routes. Each ride we've had at least one Butler Wobble member on a uni. Not bad stats considering how many unicyclists there are in the area when compared to bicyclists.

Anyways, the discussion came up about what to do with July since the first weekend is considered a holiday weekend (although not in Great Britain). There was a proposal to move the Fridays to the 2nd and 4th. There was then the genius idea of riding every Friday and delcaring it "Bicycle Month in Butler" since we've got the stage race coming the 17th and 18th. Well, we here at the Butler Wobble HQ like the idea, but we're going "one" better and adding it is also Unicycle Month in Butler.

The long and short of it: If you pedal, join us for fun no-drop casual rides every Friday at 6pm. We're meeting in the parking lot across from the Burger Hut downtown. Afterwards a group of us usually heads someplace local to eat.

Stage race tie in: Friday the 16th will be a preview of most of the tt and crit courses (with the addition of autos on the 16th). Non-Butlerites take note.

One last note: if you plan on joining us on a uni we'd recommend a 26" or larger wheel or really short cranks on a 24. 125s on a 26 has worked ok for Andy so far, but he's an animal. It's do-able otherwise, but could amount to a long ride for a small wheel!

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