I’ve been riding for about 7 months now and I’m totally hooked on unicycling. I didn’t know anyone within a 300 mile radius that unicycles, so I learned to ride by watching videos on YouTube. I compiled all the video tutorials that I found helpful along the way (and that I still turn to for tips) in a website called http://learntounicycle.blogspot.com/.
It’s essential a static blog with a different page for each skill. Pages cover the spectrum from picking a unicycle, to riding forward, to hops and drops, to gliding. It has videos from Kevin Foster and Megan Rouch at Expert Village; Kris Holm; Dan Heaton; Terry “Unigeezer” Peterson and many others.
I welcome any comments on how to make the website more helpful, and I’d be happy if you help get the word out and/or link to it from your own uni-site. My hope is that as people access the website they’ll add comments to each page to let others know what helped them learn each skill.
I hope it can help lots of people! It seems like a lot of the uni tutorial videos on YouTube have been uploaded in the last year or two. Together they make for a great resource for those of us learning now.
If anyone has a favorite uni tutorial that I missed on the website, please let me know about it and I’ll add it.
Hey, thanks for helping to spread the word and I’m glad you like the site. I unicycle on UNC campus almost everyday, and people will often ask me how I learned to ride. I wanted to be able to give them a website where they could go to learn about the sport of unicycling AND see how they could get started if they were really serious about it. Yesterday I gave the link to a Korean newspaper reporter who caught up to me at a traffic light, and today I gave it to a woman who wants to give her 30-year-old, out-of-work, son in law something to do with his time until he finds a job.
My learn to ride website recently surpassed 1000 page loads. I hope it has been helpful to as many people. Does anyone know how I can get the website added to the “learn to ride” page on the “links” page of this forum? I sent a PM to John Childs who posted all the other links back in 2005 but I haven’t heard back.