NAUCC 2005 (that’s the 2005 convention put on by the USA) will be at the end of July in Bowling Green, Ohio. Web site:
Host Jan Layne as asked me to coordinate the workshops. We haven’t done much with workshops at the last few conventions, and it’s time to fix that. So what we need are workshop leaders, and requests for workshops! We need to know what kind of workshops people will attend, and what topics they want. Also I will be using this forum to find people to do them.
The convention schedule currently lists workshops on the first two days of the convention (July 26-27). But this is a tentative schedule and they may spread out as more detail gets added to this schedule. I will also be in touch with Jan Layne on what types of spaces we have to work with.
Workshops can be more than simple dry classes on how to change your cranks or learn the kick-up. They can also be games, demonstrations, show-and-tell sessions, or whatever you want them to be.
That being the case, I will also invite Darren Bedford to be part of what I hope to be a really good collection of workshops. I’m sure he’ll have some great ideas!
Now what about you? Come on down and show what you know! Contact me at the email address below.
Cedar Point Trip:
Cedar Point is the world’s greatest amusement park. If you like amusement parks with top rides and all the trimmings, you should make time on your NAUCC trip to go there. To help people out, I will provide information for those interested in going, and invite all unicyclists to the park on Monday, August 2nd. This is a great day to visit the park, as weekends are much more crowded. Also it is the day after the MUni events, which are actually on the way toward Cedar Point from Bowling Green!
What makes Cedar Point so great? They are consistently rated the top amusement park in the country by various industry lists. They have the most roller coasters, or an equal number, of any other park. They have held the record for the tallest roller coaster not one, but four times! Ther tallest is about 420’ tall, and goes 120 mph. Compare that to your local park!
Cedar Point is not just a ride park either. It has all the other ingredients to make an amusement park a great experience for every member of the family. Lots of games, shows, a water park, a beach, a marina, and much more. http://www.cedarpoint.com
Jacquie and I will be staying at the Breakers Hotel (right outside the park) on July 31 and August 1. Our favorite roller coaster, Millenium Force, is at Cedar Point. We’re members of ACE (American Coaster Enthusiasts) so we’ve ridden a lot of them! You shouldn’t miss it.
If there is a serious interest, it might be possible to arrange group tickets, but I was not planning this. Rather just getting together with other amusement park enthusiasts on August 2.
Sorry to include both of these topics in one post, but it will help keep the information together for me, as well as keep both topics on the same page in the forum listings.
Contact me if you have any questions about Cedar Point that you can’t find out from their web site.