For the first time in history Pennsylvania is the site for the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships. Butler County is the place and July 21st-27th, 2013 are the dates. The website is www.uninationals2013.com. Registration is open now! Please visit the site and note the registration deadlines.
The Butler Wobble (www.butlerwobble.com) has been planning this event since before the last NAUCC even started. We are looking to make this NAUCC an unforgettable unicycling experience showcasing the incredible natural beauty of our region. Our organizers for the Distance and MUni events have experience with planning elite level bicycle races (which have included unis too!) Moraine State Park, the site for many of our Distance and MUni events, is the 3rd most attended State Park in PA! In addition to great riding, it features a world class Disc Golf course- which will be featured in the 2015 Pro World Championships! In addition to Disc Golf, there are many, many other non-unicycling recreational activities that make Moraine so popular. Tourism is a major theme in our area. Check out the Tourism Bureau’s website for even more details about opportunities in the region.
NAUCC 2013 includes too many events to describe them all here. We will have Freestyle, Track, Basketball, and Hockey competitions of course. We’re also going to have enough workshops and non-competitive events to leave you saddle sore by the end of the week.
The Butler Wobble loves the big wheels. We have the highest concentration of 36” unicycles in the state. So much so, we’re adding a new event this year: Coker MUniCross- a cyclocross race for 36ers! If you don’t know what cyclocross racing is about, you haven’t been following cycling. It’s currently one of the fastest growing disciplines for 2 wheels. We aim to make it as much fun on one!
We’re really excited about the year’s Street, Trials (and Flatland) events too. The finals for these events are scheduled in the evenings so local non-unicyclists can see world class talent up close. We’ve got a lot more local non-unicycling sponsors, volunteers, and spectators who can’t wait to see what unicyclists are capable of accomplishing.
If you’ve never attended an NAUCC before, this is your chance! In 2014 Unicon will be held a day’s drive away in Montreal. Most of the friends you make here will be in attendance there.
Information is available at the site, http://www.unicyclist.com/