2001 National Unicyclists Convention, Toronto, Canada

The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National Unicycle
Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th to July 20th,
2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend, this will be an excellent
opportunity to meet the faces that have shaped the world of unicycling. The main
events will be held at the world-class facilities of Humber College, with track
events being held at York University. Both campuses are located within
Metropolitan Toronto. We welcome all unicycle clubs in the U.S., Canada and
around the world to join us for a unique celebration of our sport.

For more details please visit our site at: http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com
or contact us at TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com

See you there.

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RE: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention, Toronto, Canada

> For starters, I’ve just been put in charge of organizing the MUni events at
> next years NUC.

It will be great to have a hard-core MUni rider like yourself in charge!

> Some of the riding on the excarpment can get quite rocky and very technical
> (even by biking standards). still thrilling and on average the riding is
> slightly more technical than the Saturday ride at Northstar we did

That sounds like lots of fun.

> At the NUC we’ll have stuff for all levels of riders).

Exactly. Remember there will be many entry-level MUni people there. It’s
probably our best place to recruit people throughout the year. MUni Weekend
goers are already into MUni, but at NUC people get to learn about all types of
unicycling.

Plus there are lots of “street” riders that may not have MUni equipment, but
have amazing skills. Those riders will want to ride technical trails and do
Trials as well.

> http://thebush.cab7.com/gallery.html http://thebush.cab7.com/unicycle

Beautiful Web site! I might follow some of your look & feel examples for future
sites of my own. Your North Bay link was broken. I think this is the correct
article:
http://www.northshoremountainbiking.com/trail_tales/North_Bays_North_Shore.h tml

If I may offer some suggestions for next year’s MUni stuff:

Nathan is probably one of many riders who are interested in MUni but not as
interested in the other events. They will probably want to go on an excursion or
two during the week. It would be nice if something like that could be set up.

I hope you can do a Trials competition. We all missed having one this year at
NUC, UNICON, and MUni Weekend. If possible, Trials should be done during the
week so the non-Saturday people can see it and/or participate.

For other competition events, a race of 1 mile or so works well with a NUC
group. We raced over 2 miles in '99, but that was downhill all the way. This
year in Michigan we did a shorter race for the kids or novices, and a longer and
slightly more technical one for the others.

Other possibilities are an uphill race, a BMX-style race (terrain permitting),
or whatever you can think of.

We weren’t planning to do our BMX race at MUni Weekend, but the track seemed
nice for a short event that was fun. The Adventureland race we did was okay, but
something people can watch would be much more interesting.

Most people at NUC will probably have cars. Those that don’t can probably get
rides from the rest of us, so transportation should be easy. When possible,
competition events should be held near the cars, so people can spectate and
people have easy access to their equipment. Group rides should be of various
distances and ability levels. Expect riders to be on their own as groups spread
out, so provide everyone with a map or other information they need to not get
lost (most trails aren’t as obvious as the Flume for not getting lost).

I’m looking forward to riding the trails of Ontario!

Stay on top, John Foss President, International Unicycling Federation President,
Unicycling Society of America (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

Re: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention, Toronto, Canada

Thanks for posting - you’ve got a nice website. Could you post a little more
about the MUni rides available and events planned? For me at least this will be
the deciding factor on whether to go or not. Other than short easier rides
through the parks, are there any mountain bike areas around Toronto? What’s the
biggest hill or peak around? I’ve never been to Toronto and would love to come.

Thanks, Nathan

<Don Tai>; <Toronto>; “Canada” <Don_Tai@Yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:8tqoi8$7qs$1@nnrp1.deja.com
> The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National
> Unicycle Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th
> to July 20th, 2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend, this will be
> an excellent opportunity to meet the faces that have shaped the world of
> unicycling. The main events will be held at the world-class facilities of
> Humber College, with track events being held at York University. Both
> campuses are located within Metropolitan Toronto. We welcome all unicycle
> clubs in the U.S., Canada and around the world to join us for a unique
> celebration of our sport.
>
> For more details please visit our site at:
> http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com or contact us at
> TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com
>
> See you there.

Re: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention, Toronto, Canada

Hi there Nathan,

For starters, I’ve just been put in charge of organizing the MUni events at next
years NUC. There will be more information on the planned MUni events and rides
in a week or so, but I can definately give you a general idea of what the riding
is like here in Ontario …

There are quite a number of good mountain bike areas within a 1 - 2 hour drive
from downtown Toronto. We don’t have any Mountains in Ontario, but we do have
the Niagra Escarpment, which is a cliff face (100 - 150 feet high, not that high
by West Coast standards, but hey, it’s Ontario :slight_smile: that stretches throughout the
Southern sections of the province. Some of the riding on the excarpment can get
quite rockey and very technical (even by biking stardards). Compared to the
California MUni weekend I’d have to say, the climbs are shorting, the descents
are shorter, but still thrilling and on average the riding is slightly more
technical than the Saturday ride at Northstar we did (of course it all depends
on where one goes. At the NUC we’ll have stuff for all levels of riders).

I’ve got some of my own pictures of various riding places in Ontario up on the
web: http://thebush.cab7.com/gallery.html (Mountain bike photos, I know …
shame on me!) http://thebush.cab7.com/unicycle (more recent shots, not really of
the trials, but worth a look)

Some of the Mountain Bike, turned MUni venues in Ontario: Kelso Conservation
Area: Main Site - http://www.hrca.on.ca/kelso.html Some Photos from a 24hr event
held there - http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/photoselect.cfm?eid=15

Harwood Hills (site of the Mountaining Biking events if we get the Olympics in
2008): Main Site - http://www.hardwoodhills.on.ca/ Photos from the 24hr event
held there (It’s on of the largest 24hr events in the World) -
http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/photoselect.cfm?eid=2

Mansfield Outdoors Centre: Main Site - http://www.mansfield-outdoors.com/mtb/

And of course, the North Shore (West Coast, Vancouver) style is finally starting
to creep into Ontario (as it is with many other places):
http://www.northshoremountainbiking.com/trail_tales/North_Bays_North_Shore.html

… and there is plenty more!

All in all, there is a wide array of MUni locations for all types of riders here
in Ontario. When more information is available on the exact details of the MUni
events for next years NUC I’ll let you (and everyone) know.

Enjoy,

Carl

Nathan Hoover wrote:
>
> Thanks for posting - you’ve got a nice website. Could you post a little more
> about the MUni rides available and events planned? For me at least this will
> be the deciding factor on whether to go or not. Other than short easier
> rides through the parks, are there any mountain bike areas around Toronto?
> What’s the biggest hill or peak around? I’ve never been to Toronto and would
> love to come.
>
> Thanks, Nathan
>
> <Don Tai>; <Toronto>; “Canada” <Don_Tai@Yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:8tqoi8$7qs$1@nnrp1.deja.com
> > The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National
> > Unicycle Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th
> > to July 20th, 2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend, this will be
> > an excellent opportunity to meet the faces that have shaped the world of
> > unicycling. The main events will be held at the world-class facilities of
> > Humber College, with track events being held at York University. Both
> > campuses are located within Metropolitan Toronto. We welcome all unicycle
> > clubs in the U.S., Canada and around the world to join us for a unique
> > celebration of our sport.
> >
> > For more details please visit our site at:
> > http://torontounicyclists.tripod.com or contact us at
> > TorontoUnicyclists@Canada.com
> >
> > See you there.

Re: 2001 National Unicyclists Convention, Toronto, Canada

Ok, we’re there! See you in Toronto! When planning the MUni events, think
“Extreme” and try to shock us out-of-town visitors by showing us your most
amazing and difficult trails. You can count on plenty of help for building
trials apparatus etc.

Thanks,

—Nathan

“Carl Hoyer” <choyer@i-d-g.com> wrote in message
news:3A0249E9.C325C108@i-d-g.com
> Hi there Nathan,
>
> For starters, I’ve just been put in charge of organizing the MUni events at
> next years NUC. There will be more information on the planned MUni events and
> rides in a week or so, but I can definately give you a general idea of what
> the riding is like here in Ontario …
>
> There are quite a number of good mountain bike areas within a 1 - 2 hour drive
> from downtown Toronto. We don’t have any Mountains in Ontario, but we do have
> the Niagra Escarpment, which is a cliff face (100 - 150 feet high, not that
> high by West Coast standards, but hey, it’s Ontario that stretches
> throughout the Southern sections of the province. Some of the riding on the
> excarpment can get quite rockey and very technical (even by biking stardards).
> Compared to the California MUni weekend I’d have to say, the climbs are
> shorting, the descents are shorter, but still thrilling and on average the
> riding is slightly more technical than the Saturday ride at Northstar we did
> (of course it all depends on where one goes. At the NUC we’ll have stuff for
> all levels of riders).
>
> I’ve got some of my own pictures of various riding places in Ontario up on the
> web: http://thebush.cab7.com/gallery.html (Mountain bike photos, I know …
> shame on me!) http://thebush.cab7.com/unicycle (more recent shots, not really
> of the trials, but worth a look)
>
> Some of the Mountain Bike, turned MUni venues in Ontario: Kelso Conservation
> Area: Main Site - http://www.hrca.on.ca/kelso.html Some Photos from a 24hr
> event held there - http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/photoselect.cfm?eid=15
>
> Harwood Hills (site of the Mountaining Biking events if we get the Olympics in
> 2008): Main Site - http://www.hardwoodhills.on.ca/ Photos from the 24hr event
> held there (It’s on of the largest 24hr events in the World) -
> http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/photoselect.cfm?eid=2
>
> Mansfield Outdoors Centre: Main Site - http://www.mansfield-outdoors.com/mtb/
>
> And of course, the North Shore (West Coast, Vancouver) style is finally
> starting to creep into Ontario (as it is with many other places):
>
http://www.northshoremountainbiking.com/trail_tales/North_Bays_North_Shore.h tml
>
> … and there is plenty more!
>
> All in all, there is a wide array of MUni locations for all types of riders
> here in Ontario. When more information is available on the exact details of
> the MUni events for next years NUC I’ll let you (and everyone) know.
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Carl