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).


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.