Upcoming Wobble Sightings

Indoor Sessions: Friday Nights at The Wheel Mill are Family and Uni Nights with discounted admission for Unicyclists.

Saturdays at the Y will begin November 11th from 4:30-6:30pm. We have loaner unis and helmets, but if you can bring your own, great! Note: we will NOT meet November 25th.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Last Chance in 2012

Today is your last chance in 2012 to come and try unicycling at the Butler Y. We'll be there from 4:30-6:30 with extra unis.

Rumor has it that some of our regulars will be showing us their new rides that they found under the tree!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

After the End of the World





Just a reminder, we're still meeting at the Y on Saturdays over the Holidays. We're on for both the 22nd and 29th.

That should anyone who got unis for Christmas, time to show off their new unis.

The video at the top was from last week's practice. If you have a wheel size in mind that you'd like to try, chances are we've got it. We can bring it if you let us know- we're not psycho- er, psychic.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Spirit of Christmas Parade- Light Up Night!



Yesterday was the 48th Annual Spirit of Christmas Parade here in Butler. It was the first one that was moved to Saturday to coincide with Light Up Night. It was also the first night parade in Butler with unicycles!

We had a fantastic turnout- so much so that we all didn't fit in the group picture Rob took! Thanks to the Wonders Unicycle Club for joining us and bringing our number of riders into the high teens. (We were over 20 participants including walkers!)

Thanks to Jeff Rapp of Rapp's Bicycle Center for providing us with extra lights (as well as supporting us from the start). Jeff also rides a uni with us!

A HUGE thanks to the Butler Media Group for organizing the parade and welcoming us.

Also, a massive thanks to the Butler Y! Without their support we wouldn't be trying to ride unicycles on Main Street during a parade in the dark. They have supported us from day 1. Their community support is amazing to say the least. Please stop by and check out unicycling at the Y and also look at all the other programs they provide. The Y is an essential organization to a healthy community.

Next Saturday is December 1st. Join us for unicycling 4:30-6:30 and after we're heading out to someplace nearby to eat.

And- with the Holiday Season approaching, consider the gift of unicycling. We'll teach people to ride for free, but at some point you'll want to have one of your own.
















Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 24th- Light Up Night Parade!




Note: There will be NO indoor practice at the YMCA next Saturday. We'll be meeting at the same time nearby for the parade.

Spirit of Christmas Parade details:

We will meet in the Forcht parking lot (it's on the corner of E. Penn St. and Main St.) at 4:30 pm. The parade starts at 5:30. The theme is "Lights" so bring a blinky light (or more) so we can buzz around like a bunch of holiday lightning bugs. We'll also have some extras courtesy of Jeff Rapp. Dress for the weather- rain or shine or snow or whatever else PA throws at us in November!

We need riders and walkers, so if you can't ride yet, but would like to be a post to help someone remount, or carry the banner, or hand out flyers for us and the Y, we can use you!

Speaking of the Y, we should have T-shirts to borrow (XL mostly) to put over a hoodie so we can represent the Y. Without them, we wouldn't be where we're at today! We hope that they're Holiday green or red, but we don't know for sure yet- I'll post the confirmed color as soon as I know. Plan on being dressed in green or red anyways.

The parade is the length of Main Street. We guess it will be about an hour long and it's Light Up Night afterwards so Butler will be buzzing. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just to remind you...

Just a quick reminder - there will be no Y meeting this Saturday, Nov. 10th. There's a basketball tournament at the Y, and they'll be using both gyms.

But, we can't wait to see everyone the following week! It was great to see so many new faces and so many regulars last Saturday! This year's indoor sessions are going to be quite different than last year's sessions.

See you in 2 weeks when we're looking forward to practicing some parade formations for the Butler Light Up Night Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

See you then.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Welcome Back

It's that time of year again. Racing season's about over. The days are getting shorter. The day to day weather is getting colder and wetter.

Time to head inside and unicycle!

We start next Saturday (the 27th) with our weekly indoor Y sessions. Same time as usual: 4:30-6:30. We'll be there almost every week except November 10th. You don't have to be able to ride. You don't even need a uni- we have extras. You don't need to bring money- as it's free, but you will need to wear closed toe shoes and a helmet. You'll need to sign a standard release waiver if you're over 18 or have a Parent or Guardian sign if you're under. If you're under 12, you'll need to check with us for approval although it's generally not a problem.

Why ride a unicycle? It's fun for all ages (our ages range into the 60s). Almost anyone can learn, but many people won't try. It's relatively safe (about as safe as walking down the stairs). It's a FABULOUS workout.

And next Summer, the National Convention will be in Butler County. THAT's never happened before!

Join us.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Uni Cross



Hey all!

We're welcomed at the Month of Mud Cyclocross Race this Sunday (they didn't say HOW many wheels you must have!)

We'll ride with the first group at 10am. No preregistration, we can register on site and we pay by the wheel.

If you're reading this, you should go. Cyclocross racing involves riding, running, and hopping off or on between the two. It's a hoot. The race will be about 1/2hr long and a 24" or larger wheel is recommended. Maybe a knobby tire too, but maybe not if we don't get much rain.

We've already got approximately 9 riders- join us to make it the first off the road race in PA to break double digits!

Also, don't forget- indoor riding season starts at the Y the 27th!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What's Up.

We know it's been a while since the last post. It was just such a good glimpse into why we do what we do, I thought we'd let it sit and soak in a bit.

Things around here have been anything but dormant.

In addition to MUni Mondays we've been riding a fair amount at Moraine on the off road trails. When I say we, it means: Isaac, Nate, Steve, Connor, Seth, and myself (Dave). We're pretty much finalized on the Advanced and Expert XC courses for NAUCC 2013 and have some ideas for the Uphill/Downhill for those two categories. We all agree that the courses are challenging, but very do able. After I finish this entry I'm headed out to the Harmony/Zelienople area to scout for the Beginner courses.

The Month of Mud racing series starts tomorrow. Unis are welcome at all 4 races. We usually tweak our start times a bit (earlier) to stay out of the way of the bikes on the Moraine and Ohiopyle courses. For Moraine, we'll meet at the registration area and hit the trail about 9ish. We will be most likely be doing next summer's Expert loop. It will be fun.

Although we haven't been posting a ton of details about NAUCC 2013, that doesn't mean we've been busy. We just don't want to share information that isn't accurate so we've been confirming venues and events and getting details lined up. Official announcements are coming soon.

In about a month (Oct. 27th) we start again at the Butler Y. If you can ride, join us. If you can't, we'll teach you (we have extra unis). By next summer you want to be proficient at unicycling. The annual NAUCC convention is a blast. You don't want to miss it.

Especially if it's in your back yard.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why I like NAUCC

I know this is a goofy post, but I wanted to express why I wanted to host NAUCC 2013, or rather why NAUCC has become so important to us. So, please bear with me and muddle through any sappy sentiments...most of this isn't new to any of you.

A number of years ago, Dave decided that a unicycle was the one cycle he had yet to master. So he taught himself to ride. Then he heard about this crazy event, Ride the Lobster. He thought it sounded like fun. And it was, but first he had to do a qualifying ride, be accepted and form a team. So he did all that and we went to Nova Scotia for vacation that year. It was a great chance for us to meet a whole group of international unicyclist who were and remain just as unbalanced as we are (pun intended).

After that adventure, I learned to ride. I was convinced during a conversation at Ride the Lobster, that I too, despite my vertigo issues, could learn to ride. The next summer (2009) we went to NAUCC for the first time, having never even heard of Unicycling Society of America or NAUCC prior to Ride the Lobster. Dave registered as a competitor, me as a non-competitor because I still felt that I wasn't able to ride well enough to compete.

We were both amazed at how the learning curve changes when you are surrounded by others who ride. We both came away with an appreciation for the national organization and an understanding of how hard it is to learn and grow as a rider living in "a bubble". The friends we made that summer are now some or our best friends - the internet has been great at helping us keep in touch.

We figured that if we can get to NAUCC with in a 2 day drive, we will be going to NAUCC. We missed 2010 for this reason, and because we were helping organize the Butler County Stage Race. Briefly, the BCSR was a 3 stage race that included a Time Trial, Crit and Road Race. It was bicycle specific and attracted semi-pro riders from all over the country and the world. This type of race is more common in Europe and the West Coast, making it a big deal here. We were able to hold uni races in conjunction with the bicycles - we used the same courses and the same officials.

Somewhere along the way we started a "club" at the local YMCA - The Butler Wobble (a wobble is a pack of unicyclists). We meet regularly from about October - May and have about 15 - 20 riders each week.

We've attended the 2011 and 2012 NAUCC events and I've been more and more excited to attend each year. Now I register as a competitor and am glad I do. We've learned that the biggest benefit of attending NAUCC is the people. When you're surrounded by that many people who all love to ride unicycles, it's hard not to be inspired to continue learning new tricks and moves, to try and go faster, to try a different sized wheel. And the amount of encouragement is contagious. I understand more and more why NAUCC is the annual family vacation for so many people and I hope it remains that way for a long time.

I've started looking forward to NAUCC the way some people looked forward to summer camp as a kid. I get to catch up with old friends and meet new people who all share the same love of unicycling. It's very refreshing to be surrounded by that many people who like something that you like.

NAUCC's are also an amazing opportunity to see what is possible. The boundaries get pushed each year and in doing so, encourages each of us to continue to learn and improve. It's also exciting to see the world of uncycling evolving. Dave & I come from a bicycle racing background (Dave races, I watch and volunteer) so watching and participating as the uni world moves more into the racing realm is stressful and exciting.

Sometimes I'm not sure what occurs at the national level, but I do know that NAUCC events are worth the trip. It's hard to explain, but without all the people working together on a national level, I suspect that those who are working hard on the local level would be duplicating each other work and the UNIverse would get stagnate. Knowing that there is a national group of people working towards improving what we do and sharing information with other riders keeps me interested in riding and moving the national organization forward.

With the advent of the internet enabling everyone to stay connected, I think it's even more important to have a national organization that can corral all of what's going on. NAUCC seems like an efficient way to do just that. The web is great, but seeing something live is so much better and having the ability to talk face to face with someone will always be much more advantageous to the learning curve.

I'll stop there, because I'm not sure where this was going or where it's headed.

Keep the rubber side down.
Lisa

Friday, July 20, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond





We're back from NAUCC 2012. Those were a couple of thing we saw.

We're hosting NAUCC 2013.

See you at MUni Monday. 7pm at Ritts Park.

Max will be here next year to really show you how it's done:



Sunday, July 8, 2012

And Now It's July...

First off: No MUni Monday this week due to NAUCC 2012. Many of us are headed out early so we won't be meeting at Ritts Park. We may do next week. Shoot an email if you're interested as some of us will be getting back on Monday. The week after (the 23rd) things will be back to normal.


Other updates:




July 4th we the Monroeville Miracle Mile Parade with Pro Bikes. It was a great time. Adam, Kevin, Rick, Nate, Isaac, Steve, Lisa, and Dave were in attendance. The usual "You lost a wheel" jokes were given, but most of the people observing the parade really seemed to enjoy the unicycles.


Once again, NAUCC 2012 is this week. We should be able to post some updates as the week progresses. If you have the opportunity to head out- even for a day trip- you should give it a go. Saline, MI is only 4 1/2 hours away. It's the closest the NAUCC conference has ever been to us.

If you do make it out, you may have the opportunity to meet some of these cool people:



Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

MUni Monday and July 4th

Don't forget MUni Mondays! 7pm at Ritts Park. This week we have some NAUCC stuff to discuss as well as carpooling for...

The July 4th Parade in Monroeville. Lineup is at 8am in front of ProBikes Monroeville. Please join us as they REALLY help us out!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Taking Care of Business

First, a video (It's a bit long so if you don't need the information, skip it):



Next:

MUni Mondays @ Ritts. 7pm. Let us know a day or two in advance if you need us to bring something extra.


Finally:

If you didn't get the email for some reason, but check here, we have a business meeting Tuesday (the 12th) at Panera. Topics include NAUCC 2012- and beyond. We need to sort details for the trip and discuss future plans- they're pretty big. Be there.

Monday, June 4, 2012

June is Off to a Good Start



It was a good unofficial 3-day weekend for unicycling in the region.

Saturday was a lot of back roads scouting. You need to attend NAUCC 2012 to get a feel for how AWESOME a week long unicycling convention is. Just sayin'.

Sunday we shot the video above on the Moraine bike trail ride. Well, it's not just for bikes but for unicyclists, walkers, and roller bladers too. And geese, and chipmunks, and groundhogs, and skunks, and deer. We saw them all. An nearly collided with some of them.



MUni Monday went down without a hitch. A few falls, but not a hitch. We also got to meet Eric in person. It turns out he and Dave had met a few years ago when Eric was cruising downtown on a uni and Dave was riding a tallbike. Eric doesn't live in Butler anymore, but often comes to visit. It will be good to have him ride with us. And play hockey.

Join us.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Catching Up...

This weekend is Memorial Day. Give thanks. There will be no Muni Monday due to the holiday. We'll resume next week.

There's still some video to be entered from the last two wildly successful uni weekends, but here's some of what we got at Dirt Rag's Dirt Fest:







Don't forget to register for NAUCC 2012!

See you at the first Muni Monday in June!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mid Week Pick Up





Last weekend's escapades were awesome to say the least. We've definitely got some big plans for the future. A MAJOR thanks to Connie for making the trip, riding with us, and teaching the first Beyond the Basics Uni Workshop.

One of my favorite moments is captured above.

This weekend is equally as uni crazy with several of us doing demos at Dirt Fest. Hopefully we'll get some edits and pics up soon.

Muni Mondays at Ritts Park. Don't forget!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This Weekend: May 11-13

Friday: Butler Bicycles and Unicycles weekly Friday Night Ride. Meet in the parking lot across from Pizza Joe's. 6 pm start. We eat after.

Saturday: Beyond the Basics Workshop at the Y with Connie Cotter. As of yesterday we have 30 registered. There is a limit of 40. $20 advance. If there is space we can have day of registration. $30 day of. Once we hit 40 riders registration is closed. See below for more details.

Sunday: Ride in the morning. We will base it on what people at the workshop want to ride.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Saturday, May 5th

We have a slight change of plans.

We will NOT be meeting at the Y. There is an all day basketball tournament. Unfortunately, it's not a uni basketball tournament.

That won't stop us from meeting, however. We will be meeting at Butler Memorial Park at 4:30. We'll meet by the tennis courts. Bring your own uni and helmet. This is not affiliated with the Y.

Next weekend is still on. Friday night downtown ride at 6. Saturday is the workshop. Sunday we will ride- we'll discuss options tomorrow.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Returning the Favor


The Butler Y has been incredibly supportive since the Butler Wobble started in 2009. It's safe to say we wouldn't have been able to get so many people so excited about unicycling in such a short time if it weren't for their wholehearted support. Thanks to their help we've been able to get dozens of people riding. They've given us the space to practice. They've allowed us to offer unicycling lessons to the community for FREE.

They see the bigger picture. Unicycling is all about fun. It's an incredible workout. It's for a much bigger demographic than clowns and children. Actually, our demographic has surprised all of us. Most of our riders didn't ride before 2009. A lot of our ridership didn't start until well after they were of voting age.

Every now and then we get a chance to say "Thanks!" The picture at the top of this post is from our annual appearance at Healthy Kids Day. Rick and Adam are caught helping a couple of first timers. It's not hard to catch those two assisting others. It's just part of who they are. They're a great example of the people who make up our roster.

Adam has been with us since the start. I remember the day at the Ritts Park tennis courts when he left the fence and started riding unassisted. That was the Summer/Fall of 2008.

Rick joined us in the Winter of 2010-2011 (I think). He wanted to learn to unicycle to improve his balance and core strength. He said at 57 he knew he needed to work on those areas and he didn't want to hit the weight room. He turned to unicycling. He's been one of our biggest advocates- not only because he's really taken to 36er riding, but because he keeps recruiting new riders.

These are a just couple of people in our neighborhood.

We've got one more open session indoors- next Saturday, May 5th. We're going out to eat afterwards. Join us.

Just because we're done for the indoor season doesn't mean we're going to be done riding for the season. We're looking to have weekly uni meet ups around the area. These will still be free, but we won't be focusing on teaching people how to ride. We won't have loaner unicycles available all the time like we do at the Y. It's time for those who can ride to have some outdoor fun. That, and we REALLY want to play some uni hockey.

But the most important date at this point is May 12th. It's another opportunity we have to thank the Y. The Beyond the Basics Uni Workshop with Connie Cotter will be well worth your time. Register now- either online (see a post or two below) or by picking up a form and registering at the Y. The phone number there is (724)-287-4733. If you call during normal M-F business hours ask for Allison. She can help you register.

All the registration money goes to the Y to support them and the good work they do in the community.

Like giving people the chance to try unicycling for free.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Next Few Weeks

Tomorrow, April 27, several of us (Adam, Rick, and Dave) will be at the Y for Healthy Kids Day from 3:30-6. We'll be the only sticker stop with unicycles.

Next weekend, May 5, is our last official indoor ride day- UNLESS you are registered for the workshop on the 12th. Don't forget we're going out to eat afterwards too.

Friday, May 11th, we'll be joining the Butler Bicycles and Unicycles group for the weekly downtown ride and dinner afterwards. Meet at the lower city parking lot- the one across from Pizza Joe's at 6. This will be your first chance to meet our guest for the weekend, Connie Cotter.

You REALLY don't want to miss the Beyond the Basics Uni Workshop on the 12th, although judging from registrations some people will be putting their absence in the regret pile. Reminder: You must pre-register for the workshop. If you show up on the 12th and are not registered, you will NOT be allowed to ride.

The ride on the 13th is still a bit up in the air. It's not because we haven't thought of what to do, it's because it's Mother's Day and we don't have an idea how many will show up or want to ride. We can do a Rail-Trail Ride, Muni, Trials, Hockey, or Polo. We got it all covered at the Butler Wobble. We're looking for input over the next couple of weeks.

The Summer break from the weekly indoor meetings does NOT mean we plan to stop riding. We need to keep the momentum going. NAUCC is in July and we need to pack the cars and make the trip to Saline, MI. We need people to step up and start regular uni rides between now and then.

If you've enjoyed the ride, keep it going.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

May 12 at the Y- You NEED to attend




If you've attended unicycling at the Butler Y over the past 3 years, please keep reading.

If you've learned to unicycle at the Butler Y, now is the time.

If you're just surfing and found this site for the first time, join us.

We have a workshop scheduled for May 12, 2012 with Connie Cotter. We've put some info 2 posts below this one on what's going on that day. To clarify: all day May 12th is for anyone who can ride. We picked titles for the 3 workshop time slots, but they're only guidelines. We're looking to make the day worth it for everyone in attendance. You won't want to miss this day. If you have other things going on that day, sign up anyways. You're welcome to show up for whatever workshops fit your schedule.

WE NEED YOU HERE.

We have 13 people signed up for the event. We can accommodate 40. We have over 40 on our current roster, and if we include last year's roster, we have over 60 people on it. Since we started in the Winter of 2009, I'd conservatively estimate our combined rosters to include 80 different people.

Most of which wouldn't have tried unicycling if it weren't for the Butler Y.

If you're one of these 80 people ask yourself, "Would I have tried if it weren't for the opportunity at the Y?"

Since our inception, we realized that unicycling was a lot more than juggling and clowns (no offense to either of those arts). We realized that unicycling is a great sport for many people of many ages. It's a quest for balance. It's a great core workout. It's a learned skill that many people CAN do, but few will take the time to learn. Most likely if you're still reading this- You're one of the ones that has taken the time to learn. Congratulations if you're one of the people who has learned due to our efforts at the Y. We hope you continue to enjoy unicycling for a long time.

Since our founding in 2009, we have done everything possible to keep the cost of learning to a minimum. Free has been the mantra. Free time at the Y. Free loaners. We've done our best to eliminate excuses so that anyone who will take the time to learn has the opportunity to do so.

Free isn't free to everyone involved. Some have invested significant time and money to keep it free to you. Invested is the key word. The Y has donated the space. To the best of our knowledge, there is only one other unicycling program in the US that functions in conjunction with the YMCA. They're in South Dakota- not exactly a hop, skip, or a jump away. If you don't have any other motivation for spending the $20 and registering for the workshop, do it as a "Thank You" to the Y. Then show up for as much of the day as you can. Connie is an excellent teacher and an excellent unicyclist. If Paul Simon offered to stop by and help you to write and produce a few songs for you, would you say, "No thanks."? If Rachel Ray offered to help you throw together a few recipes, would you say, "I'm busy that day."? If Lady Gaga offered to hang out with you and give you some fashion advice- well that's probably a bad analogy...

The investment goes beyond the Y donating the space. A few individuals in the Butler Wobble have invested large amounts of time and significant amounts of money to allow you to try unicycling for free. Even if you didn't borrow a loaner to start, did you get to try a different wheel size? Where else can you do that?

If this is the spot where you think we're going to ask you for money, think again. We don't want your money. We want a deeper commitment to expanding the unicycling community in the area. Why do you ride? Most likely because it's fun. Now that you've found that out, don't keep it a secret. We need to spread the word. We need to expand beyond Saturday afternoons at the Y.



Last year, we participated in a couple of parades, and even a car cruise. We need to do these things more. We need to have weekly rides. Unicycle hockey is an internationally recognized sport. We need people to get together and share the unicycling fun on a regular basis. Those who manage unicycling at the Y are tapped. We have given up Saturdays from November through May to recruit new riders. Once again, "given up" isn't the right term. Invested is. We need to expand. There are some amazing opportunities on the horizon. We need to rise to the occasion.

Here's an example of what we've been doing so far:

In 2010 we co-hosted the Butler County Stage Race. It was the first multi-day unicycling stage race since Ride The Lobster (we're not including NAUCCs which have several events, but aren't just a stage race). It may have been the first unicycle friendly stage race coordinated in conjunction with our fellow 2 wheeled brethren. It included a 6.5 mile closed course Time Trial, a 36er criterium (and a criterium for all wheel sizes too), and a multi-lap 17-25.5 mile tough road course with some very difficult climbing. Since 2008, we have been welcomed in the Month of Mud mountainbike series. In 2010, the Fat Tire Challenge added an official unicycling class. While these events may appear a bit more extreme than what most of you will want to join, the fact is, they're here.


Unicycling is a developing sport. There is always something new to learn. By spending time with us at the Y we hope you've started to figure this out. Attending the Beyond the Basics Uni Workshop is a great way to broaden your horizons.

We need full enrollment for the May 12 Beyond the Basics Uni Workshop.

Why?

1. For your benefit. 2. To give back to the Y for their generosity. 3. To show we are moving beyond being individual unicyclists to being a wobble- a large collection of unicyclists.

$20 and a day of your time is a really cheap way to explore the unicycling world. It's about the price of 2 movie tickets. But at the workshop you'll learn a lot more, and you'll help insure the future of unicycling in the Butler area.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Triskadekaphobic?

Don't worry: unicycles have only one.

Please make it to the Y this Saturday the 14th. We've got some big news.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Uni Weekend May 11-13, 2012

BEYOND THE BASICS UNI WORKSHOP

May 12th at the Butler Y. So you can ride a uni? What now? Learn new mounts and skills, uni maintenance, and games that can be played on a uni.

Presenter: Connie Cotter — Instructor Highlights include Level 10 (highest level possible) rider; past President of the Unicycling Society of America and the Twin Cities Unicycling Club; Chaired the International Unicycling Federation Rule Book Committee and was one of the organizers of Ride The Lobster-the 2008 800km unicycle stage race. She's traveled the world riding, promoting, and teaching unicycling for the past 30 years.

Fee: $20/rider or $50/family of 3 or more riders.

Register online through the Butler YMCA beginning March 12, 2012. Pre registration only. Space is limited to 40 riders. (It is also recommended that you be a current USA member, as we will be doing skill testing and learning USA approved skills. USA membership is also required for Nationals. If you will be joining us in July @ Nationals, now is the time to enroll in USA!)

Registrants must currently be able to ride a uni unassisted. Helmets are mandatory! Unis must be equipped with plastic pedals and non marking tires.

Contact Dave Krack at butlerwobble@gmail.com if you would like to borrow a uni for this event.

Saturday, May 12th Schedule: Saturday: (at the Butler YMCA):

 Check - in/ Registration 9:30 am
 Workshop I - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Freemounts, Level 2 & 3 skills, Level 4+ skills (if needed)
 Lunch Break - 12:30 pm - 1:30pm (Brown Bag It)
 Workshop II - 1:30pm - 3:30pm; uni maintenance taught by Mr. Dave, uni games, game rules and how to play them safely on a uni. More skills too!
 Workshop III - 4:00pm - 6pm; Skill testing, Backwards and advanced skills & tricks.
 Dinner after at local restaurant, TBD. All are welcome to join, including parents, siblings and spouses of participants.

NOTE: All workshops will be based upon participants’ abilities. The initial level suggestions are only guidelines.

Friday and Sunday: Fun Rides! (Not Y affiliated)

Butler YMCA ▪ 339 N. Washington Street ▪ Butler PA 16001 ▪ P 724 287 4733 ▪ www.bcfymca.org

More INFO? Contact sihlenfeld@bcfymca.org OR butlerwobble@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

May 12- For Those Who Know What It's About

If you're a Y regular who rides with us:

You need to register ASAP. We do have a limited number of spots available and the Workshop will be advertised in another week and a half or so.

Here's the issue: Registration is online only.

If you are in the Y's system (i.e. on our normal Saturday riding roster), you probably will experience difficulties. You need an email address with your name in the Y's computer.

Allison Whelan is the person at the Y who will help you with your account so you can register. Her contact info is on the left hand side of the general registration page here. She's there 9-5 Monday-Friday. Noting "Uni Workshop" will help her help you faster.

This link will take you to registration: Uni Workshop.

If you want in, please don't wait. Registration will be opened up to the general uni public before the end of March.

You don't want to miss this opportunity.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superbowl Saturday- Eat and Ride

Don't forget about hanging out someplace local after this week's Y session.

We have to talk about the May 11-13th weekend- big news for the Wobble!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Incentive

Bring your own unicycle to practice at the Y and...

Win a free funky valve cover!

One per uni-that's all you need.
There's alot going on these days, and I don't really know where to start.

If you want to learn to ride, or already know how, the Y in Butler is the place to be on Saturdays from 4:30-6:30pm. We work on new skills, play games and hold races.

On the first Saturday of every month, the group will be heading out to eat after meeting at the Y. So bring a few extra bucks for your dinner, a change of clothes if you want, and an appetite. This is just a good time to socialize outside of gym time. In January we ventured down the street to Natili's Pizza Shop and had a good time talking about up coming events.

In May we will be hosting a Uni "Beyond Beginners" Workshop. We'll have more information later, right now the schedule may include fun rides on Friday night and Sunday afternoon and workshops on Saturday. The workshops will be held at the Butler Y. The fun ride locations are yet to be determined. There will be a registration fee, and we are asking that attendees also be a USA (Unicycling Society of America) member - so be sure your membership is up to date. If you aren't yet a member, you can join by going to the USA website.

We're talking up Nationals alot - and for a good reason. This year's event will be about 4 1/2 hours away! It's not very often that Nationals are held so close to home. We're hoping that many of you can make a day trip (at least) or maybe even join us for the week. It would be a blast to have the Wobble represented by so many great riders! We'll keep you updated as we know more.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012- Time to Uni!

We're back on for Saturdays starting this weekend, January 7, from 4:30-6:30pm.

There's a lot to be excited about in 2012. Hopefully you'll make unicycling a part of the New Year's resolutions that stick.

This uni plans to see a lot of use this year: (guess who it belongs to)