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).


Monday, October 28, 2013

Learning to Fly (or Ride)


It's about that time of year again.  Daylight Saving Time kicks in this Saturday.  Looking for something to do to stay moving?  Interested in staying warm?  Every thought of riding a unicycle?

Join us.  We start our weekly meetings here in Butler, PA at the YMCA every Saturday from 4:30-6:30pm.  If you have your own uni- great!  If not, no problem- we have extras.  You will need to wear a helmet (we have extras of those too, but you should bring your own).  You will need to sign a release too (parents need to for those under 18).  We welcome all ages- especially 12 and up.  For those under 12 we often accommodate, but a parent will have to stick around while we practice.  So Mom and Dad you might as well give it a try!

Unicycling is for everybody.  It's fun.  It's relatively safe- on a 20", you're about as high up as standing on a stair.

If this isn't your first time to our site, you've heard all of this before.  The message hasn't changed.

What has, is our schedule- just a bit.  In addition to Saturdays at the Y, we're going to be at The Wheel Mill in Pittsburgh almost every Friday night throughout the Winter, starting Nov. 8th. Both the Y and The Wheel Mill can accommodate all levels of riders, but the Y is a gym, and The Wheel Mill is an indoor mountain bike (and uni) park.  Trust us, it's totally doable.

What we're hoping is to get more people riding with us in situations like this:

(Thanks to Tad Riddell for the photo!)

We LOVE the Y and will never leave.  However, we also hope to see the sport of unicycling move forward.  Part of that entails raising awareness that unicycles aren't just for the circus and parades.  We need more off road riders.  It's a skill that can be learned.  Ask any of us.  NONE of us were riding 10 years ago- much less off road.

We just wrapped up another successful Month of Mud series- this one with the most unis EVER!  Isaac completed his second full series, and Kevin his first.  With Dave, that makes 3 total full series riders (and a couple who made part of the series).  We can add an official unicycle class if we have 5 total.

That would really change things- for the better.

That would make us part of the first mountain bike racing series- at least in the Mid-Atlantic/ East Coast region- that has a unicycle class.

So, join us at the Y.  Learn to ride.  Then head outside.

Note: We won't be practicing indoors on November 9th due to a basketball tournament.  We're back on for the 16th.

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