Looking for promo materials, quick!

I am teaching a unicycle class at a local church and the class starts next week. I am hoping the class will be the start of a core group for a club. It looks like a local reporter will be taking the class and I think he plans on writing an article about the experience. Some more good PR for the area. I’m the one who was in the paper last week. See thread at http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35359

This weekend I will be riding in a local parade with 4 other riders. Just thsi evening, on a whim, I called the festival/parade organizers and asked for a space to advertise for the class and promote unicycling and a potential uni club in the area. I got a space for free! Looks like I’ve got some good momentum here for some significant unicycle growth in the area.

I already have a flyer made up for the class, but am looking for a few pieces of literature on uni that I can print and lay out on the info table. I don’t have much time to do this and thought I’d check to see if anyone already had something like this for me to use.

I don’t have electricity at this spot so I can’t show any videos, which is a bummer. But since the spot is for free, I can’t complain.

If you have anything made up already and I can use it, let me know.

Thanks a million!

Bill Hamilton

Re: Looking for promo materials, quick!

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 18:30:55 -0500, “billham” wrote:

>am looking for a few
>pieces of literature on uni that I can print and lay out on the info

Hey Bill, that’s great that you have /created/ this opportunity to
start a unicycle class/club.

Of course you can always print photos from the web but it should not
only be of difficult skills or you might shy away beginners. So, maybe
you can use the 10 page “Learning to unicycle” document that Andrew
Carter and I wrote. You can download it for free from
<http://www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/uni_beginners.htm> (linked near the
bottom of the page) and print as many copies as you need.

Wishing you success!

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“The more you think, the less you have to do. - Leo Vandewoestijne”


Your article is the kind of thing I was looking for. Thanks.


Andrew Carter’s

Yeah dont let them know more about the advanced tricks of unicycling till they are ready. When I learned it was just to ride then it went to hopping, idling, seat out hopping, one foot, ext… If I knew all there was about unicycling I would have gone and tryed tricks that were to advanced and just gave up.

I want to show them enough to show the variety of riding styles and possibilities. In some ways, you need to be careful about showing too much at once, because it can seem overwhelming. BUT, how many of you started riding after seeing photos or videos of phenomenal riding by a top rider?

Teaching people to ride is a lot different than educating them and inspiring them to start.

Weather this weekend is supposed to sunny fall weather. Turnout at the festival should be strong and I’ll have plenty of people to talk to at the booth.