Any tips on starting a club?

Hey,
Just thinking of starting a club and got a couple questions:
1.) How often should a club meet?
2.) How do you charge money or rent unicycles through the club?
3.) How do you get kids that dont know how to ride to come and convince them of learning how to ride?
4.) What level in riding should a rider be to teach kids that dont know how to ride?

If you have any other ideas or any sugestions let me know. Please.
bruisedallov’r@unicyclist.com:D

Yo,

There was a thread on this a few days ago:
http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23267&highlight=starting+club

Good luck with your club.

Later,
Eli.

Re: Any tips on starting a club?

In article <bruisedallovr.io5gn@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
bruisedallov’r <bruisedallovr.io5gn@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:
)
)Hey,
)Just thinking of starting a club and got a couple questions:
)1.) How often should a club meet?

If you can get a core group of people who can meet weekly, I think
that’s best; people will always know when to come, where meeting
every 2 weeks or once a month, people have to keep track of or get
communications.

)2.) How do you charge money or rent unicycles through the club?

Most serious unicyclists have more unicycles than they can ride at one
time. If you can convince one or two to bring extras, people without
unicycles can just pick one up. You might want to ask people to chip
in a few bucks to pick up a SemCycle or Yuni that could act as the
“club uni”.

I think it would be hard to rent unicycles to people learning to ride.

)3.) How do you get kids that dont know how to ride to come and convince
)them of learning how to ride?

Hold your meetings somewhere you can be seen; a public park, school campus,
something like that. Interested people will gravitate to you.

)4.) What level in riding should a rider be to teach kids that dont know
)how to ride?

I don’t think you have to be any level; you just need to know how to give
a few basic pieces of advice (weight on seat, look out not down, here’s
how to mount, pedals horizontal, go!, here’s how to treat shin injuries).
There’s really not all that much you can tell someone to help them learn
to unicycle, other than to reassure them that it’s possible and they’ll
get it if they work on it.
-Tom