Updates on NAUCC 2004

Any updates on NAUCC 2004 in Utah?

Will it be in Salt Lake City, or near by?

The convention begins Monday, July 12, I think.

Who’s going?


NAUCC 2004 will be held Tuesday July 13 - Sunday July 18 (note the one day later change due to venue availability) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event headquarters and venue for artistic events, racing events, basketball and hockey will be Skyline High School in northeast Salt Lake City. As of last Friday we were still working with the Forest Service on the MUni venue(s).

The NAUCC 2004 Web site, complete with registration forms, is undergoing final review by the chairperson of the organizing committee. It will be available within a few days.

Tom Daniels
President, Unicycling Society of America

Will there be an official hotel?


I plan on going. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. Besides I have to defend my 4th palce finish in Muni-Orienteering.:smiley: Just curious, did everyone who registered and competed get a ribbon? Did they divide up the age groups to ensure that everyone finished int the top 4? Not that I am questioning my orienteering ability, but my uni skills were suffering.

I am looking forward to this year. Many of the best will be using their time off to go to Japan. That gives me a chance to actually win or place in events that normally I wouldn’t have a chance in H3LL of winning.


The following property has offered a special rate for NAUCC 2004:

Homestead Studio Suites Hotel / Sugarhouse
1220 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City
Homestead Suites - Sugarhouse Web Site

They are not blocking off rooms It is first come, first served. They are offering the following discounted rates for NAUCC 2004 for stays of one to six nights:

  • $59.99 per night for a Studio Suite with one queen bed
  • $69.99 per night for a Studio Suite with two queen beds

If anyone stays seven nights or more they will take off another $10 per night. You must call the hotel directly to reserve at these rates versus reserving through their Web site.

Every suite in this hotel comes with a kitchen with full-sized
refrigerator, a microwave and a stovetop (no oven). Dining and cooking utensils are provided.

Please be patient for further details. As I said, the Web site will be available for your use within a few days. It will contain these details on hotels and much more.

Tom Daniels
President, Unicycling Society of America, Inc.


You may have to wait at least another year to defend your 4th place finish in Minneapolis. The orienteering event is not currently on the NAUCC 2004 schedule due to time constraints.

Tom Daniels
President, Unicycling Society of America, Inc.

Well then I have no chance in loosing my current standing.:smiley:
It seemed kind of like an informal event anyway. I could alway create my own course, run it myself and declare myself the unsanctioned North American Champion. :smiley: Fortunately I will be able to stay for more events than last year. So hopefully I can do well enough in one of the other events. Do they have a spectacular wipeout event? I am pretty sure I could do well in that. Matter of fact it was the first trick I learned.

Re: Updates on NAUCC 2004

It looks like there will about 14 riders from Washington going. Not to sure
which non riders.
Barb K.


Anyone else?

Memphis, Washington, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Alaska – or from any other location?

I’ll be there with my wife and three kids.

There is a slight possibility I’ll be there with my wife and four kids. Mrs. MGrant is due to give birth early in August. Although if the baby comes early the likelihood of actually going to NAUCC may be slim.

It’s nice that the USA took into consideration our situation and agreed to host NAUCC in Salt Lake City. We live just minutes from the venues.


Will there be workshops offered, as there have been in the past?
if so, where will they be? In the high school?

I will definitely be there. It will be somewhat difficult for me to make it, since I live about an hour away, but I will try to make it.

Jacquie and I will be there, and possibly our niece Alexa. She can ride, but I don’t know if she’ll be interested in any races. She’s 13 and goes to school at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, so we only see her on some weekends. She hasn’t had any exposure to many other unicyclists her age, so may not be very interested in socializing at the convention either.

Our nephew Kyle may also show up, and do some MUni activities. He lives in Riverton, UT (closer than Paco?) and has never been to a convention of any kind.

I’m planning on going, and two or three other riders from Idaho will be coming too.

I wasn’t planning on going but looking over the stuff it seems fun. I don’t know what things I would do, but it would still be cool to ride with other riders. So from other people that go, do you think its worth it?

Yes! You won’t regret it.

So, Michael, how many extra rooms and showers do you have?


Enough for you and your family if you are in need.


And the reasons to go increase…
And the reasons not to go decreased by one.:slight_smile:

I’m hoping there will be lots of workshops.

One of the best experiences of the national convention is meeting and sharing information with unicyclists from all over North America. Workshops are a great way to do that. Some workshops are active and some are discussions. I hope we will have several of both.

So far, it looks like workshops are listed for the evening of the opening day, Tuesday, July 13. I hope there will be other times, but I haven’t heard anything about that yet.

I’d like to see workshops on skill testing, specific skills (such as freemounts or one-foot), maintenance, air seats, and several others. We usually have at least one game session too, where we play many different games on unicycles. All ability levels can play.

One of the best reasons to go to NAUCC is to meet people. I find that just being in an atmosphere where unicycles are thicker than locust is worth the trip.

I hope you will decide to come.