Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Wheel Mill mUni Mondays
We've always dreamed of a place to brush up on our off road chops regardless of the weather. Now it exists. The Wheel Mill is Pittsburgh's indoor mountain bike park. And, thanks to Harry and crew, unicycles are welcome too!
So, what better way to celebrate this than a weekly uni gathering there? That's right, mUni Mondays are BACK! Who's it for? EVERYONE! We're looking to increase unicycle ridership in the region. By now you may have heard that the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships are going to be right here in Butler County from July 21-27 2013. We want to celebrate this event and encourage people not to give up their bikes, but to expand their horizons. Unicycling is fantastic for balance and core strength- necessary attributes for biking as well. As a matter of fact, their great skills for most humans to possess in spades.
We want to give people the chance to try unicycling and brush up on their chops as well. We're joining forces with the crew at THICK Bikes and the Wheel Mill to give you the opportunity to try unicycling in a supportive environment. We'll bring some extra unis- but not enough for the entire population of Pittsburgh. If you have your own, bring it. You need to bring a helmet and a bit of cash for admission. Whether you're just curious or a seasoned veteran, it's all good. We're intentionally making mUni Monday part of Shame Free Mondays at the Wheel Mill. Find out more at their Facebook link.
Is your interest piqued?
Now for the facts: mUni Mondays will be Mondays (yep.) from 7-10pm (close) starting June 10th and going throughout the Summer (except for July 22nd). The Wheel Mill is graciously offering $6 off of admission as a "Come try the fun of one" stimulus package (it makes it $10+ tax at the current rates). We're not charging extra for borrowing a uni for the night, so that makes it too good to pass up, right?
We hope so.
Please note: Standard Wheel Mill rules apply. Check their admission policies-especially for minors. We will be more than happy to take a bit of time to show you the ropes if you've never been on a uni before. There isn't a formal class and if you miss some weeks or show up late (or leave early) it's no big deal. We hope to have all levels of riders in attendance as The Wheel Mill is a perfect venue to session for Beginners to Experts. If you ever thought of trying one wheel, this is a great chance to give it a go. As far as safety goes, wear a helmet, and we'd recommend gloves shin guards or knee pads too. In the 4 years we've been teaching people to ride we've had very few injuries- not that it can't happen, but unicycling is mostly safe. Watch us ride for a bit if you like.
Above all else, remember the #1 reason for unicycling: IT'S FUN!