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onebadjesus 2018-07-11 12:30 AM

UNICON 2020 Location Leaked
 
I heard the next location!
Ready for it...
Orcas Island, WA, USA
It's going to be there.

Vertigo 2018-07-12 12:28 AM

Let's do it!

Eric aus Chemnitz 2018-07-12 08:30 PM

Has there been any decision yet? I've also heared about Brixen in Switzerland and Erfurt in Germany.

As Stupid Does 2018-07-13 04:51 PM

Orcas!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric aus Chemnitz (Post 1697597)
I've also heared about Brixen in Switzerland and Erfurt in Germany.

You must have heard wrong. Quick, get booked for East Sound, Orcas Island. That’s where I’m going to will be.

johnfoss 2018-07-13 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebadjesus (Post 1697558)
I heard the next location!
Ready for it...
Orcas Island, WA, USA

Please tell us more about your upcoming convention! :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by As Stupid Does (Post 1697612)
You must have heard wrong. Quick, get booked for East Sound, Orcas Island.

Wow, a new user account created just to post a comment. I haven't seen that in a long time!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric aus Chemnitz (Post 1697597)
Has there been any decision yet? I've also heared about Brixen in Switzerland and Erfurt in Germany.

Somebody mentioned Germany to me, but that's all I know. If it's there, it's going to be huge. Germany is probably the biggest unicycling country in Europe, and kind of in the middle of all the other uni countries, so it should draw a whopping crowd!

Wherever it is, I'll be there. Now that I'm back from NAUCC, I'm starting to prepare for Unicon 19 in Ansan, South Korea!

BTW, I tried to look up Brixen in Switzerland. Google Maps says it's still in Italy, where Unicon 16 was... (and I'd go to another Unicon there anytime)

As Stupid Does 2018-07-14 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfoss (Post 1697613)
Wow, a new user account created just to post a comment. I haven't seen that in a long time!

Hopefully this group will not ban me for being off topic, but maybe y’all will please allow me to ask a dumb question.

@johnfoss, I know I’m probably just stupid but is there any other reason for someone to sign up or am I missing out on sump’n else?

Onewheelhenni 2018-07-14 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfoss (Post 1697613)
Somebody mentioned Germany to me, but that's all I know. If it's there, it's going to be huge. Germany is probably the biggest unicycling country in Europe, and kind of in the middle of all the other uni countries, so it should draw a whopping crowd!

Please let it be in Germany. Would be the best thing that could happen for me, because I‘m still in the „getting better phase“ and that would definitely set an interesting goal. I was a spectator at the EUC in Sittard-Geleen last year and if I hadn’t been hooked already that would have done the job.

johnfoss 2018-07-16 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by As Stupid Does (Post 1697623)
I know I’m probably just stupid but is there any other reason for someone to sign up or am I missing out on sump’n else?

Sign up for the forums, or Unicon? :)

Life is like a box of chocolates. If you let your friends each have one, you'll be left with all the "yukky" ones.

Eric aus Chemnitz 2018-07-17 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfoss (Post 1697613)
BTW, I tried to look up Brixen in Switzerland. Google Maps says it's still in Italy, where Unicon 16 was... (and I'd go to another Unicon there anytime)

Oops, yes, that's where i meant.

emile 2018-07-18 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebadjesus
I heard the next location!

If you would like to host Unicon in 2020, I suggest you get in contact with the IUF at www.unicycling.org. As of now, nobody on the board committee of the IUF is aware of anything you're talking about here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Onewheelhenni (Post 1697633)
I was a spectator at the EUC in Sittard-Geleen last year

That would have been EC unicycling*. EUC is Extreme Unicycling Championships and has been happening for over 10 years now.

Setonix 2018-07-18 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Onewheelhenni (Post 1697633)
.... because I‘m still in the „getting better phase“ ...

Aren't all unicyclists in the getting better phase all of their lives? Im in my 3rd year of getting better phase :D

Onewheelhenni 2018-07-18 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Setonix (Post 1697712)
Aren't all unicyclists in the getting better phase all of their lives? Im in my 3rd year of getting better phase :D

Ok, you got me there. I mean of course the „quickly-getting-better-at-the-beginning-of-a-wonderful-unicycling-career-phase“. ;-)

onebadjesus 2018-08-01 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Setonix (Post 1697712)
Aren't all unicyclists in the getting better phase all of their lives? Im in my 3rd year of getting better phase :D

Yeah I'm in my 29th year of getting better. You should check out Orcas. I'm trying to set up some smaller group rides here. MT. Constitution is 2409....

napalm 2018-08-12 11:36 AM

Soooo..... now that UNICON is over, anyone have any details as to where the next one will be held?

bouin-bouin 2018-08-12 01:38 PM

May be Brixen again (information from our french federation) !

YONO 2018-08-12 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by napalm (Post 1698313)
Soooo..... now that UNICON is over, anyone have any details as to where the next one will be held?

Brixen, Italy is what I heard...

johnfoss 2018-08-12 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebadjesus (Post 1698017)
Yeah I'm in my 29th year of getting better. You should check out Orcas. I'm trying to set up some smaller group rides here. MT. Constitution is 2409....

At Unicon 11 we had a group uni ride on Bainbridge Island. I know that's not Orcas, but close. It was a really nice experience, including the ferry to get there, and nice to do some non-competitive events at any uni convention. I hope we can do more at future conventions, and will try to help with this process.
Quote:

Originally Posted by napalm (Post 1698313)
Soooo..... now that UNICON is over, anyone have any details as to where the next one will be held?

According to the IUF Board, at the IUF Meeting in Ansan (which was attended by maybe 25 people?), they are working with an organizing team in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy. It's not all worked out yet. There was also work on a location in Germany, but that couldn't be worked out. Hosting an event like Unicon is like putting on a mini-Olympics with a tiny budget. It can be extremely hard to line up sufficient facilities for all of the different events. Not only do large unicycle conventions require a huge amount of volunteer help, orgainzing them involves a ton of work.

I hope Brixen will work out for two reasons:
  1. I loved Italy in 2012 and would happily return anytime, even to exactly the same facilities. The town was great, has fabulous mountains all around, and the 2012 organizers did an amazing job.
  2. If it doesn't we don't have a Unicon 20
While your Unicon registration may seem a little expensive, that money is easily soaked up by all the million little things that need to be lined up and ready for such an event to take place. If you're in a position to help the IUF work on future convention locations, please do!

We await official word...

emile 2018-08-18 01:26 AM

Official information from the IUF meeting at Unicon; the only bid the IUF has is Brixen Italy. The IUF is currently finalizing terms with Brixen.

Once it is final, there will be an announcement.

m1les 2018-09-16 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emile (Post 1698520)
Official information from the IUF meeting at Unicon; the only bid the IUF has is Brixen Italy. The IUF is currently finalizing terms with Brixen.

Once it is final, there will be an announcement.

Spicy!

emile 2018-09-18 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m1les (Post 1699739)
Spicy!

There has been an update since;

http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121605

thieum 2018-11-08 12:45 PM

Have you guys ever heard of Grenoble, France ?

Setonix 2018-11-08 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thieum (Post 1701297)
Have you guys ever heard of Grenoble, France ?

Funny.

I just happened to listen to the cd "Pierre de Grenoble" by Gabriel & Marie Yacoub from 1973

What does Grenoble have to do with unicycles?

finnspin 2018-11-08 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thieum (Post 1701297)
Have you guys ever heard of Grenoble, France ?

If you want a unicon to happen there, you should make a bid for it in 2022. I'm not 100% sure how you do it, but I'm sure the "Commission Nationale Monocycle (CNM)" can help you with the details. You basically propose the IUF boards your location, with details like: Accomodation, Event venues, your team, probably financial plans etc. It's a great help if your city council approves and supports having Unicon there, as far as I understand.

(Maybe emile can help with more details too)

thieum 2018-11-08 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by finnspin (Post 1701299)
If you want a unicon to happen there, you should make a bid for it in 2022.

I don't live there, nor do I wish to organize anything. I just heard stuff and know for a fact there is no set location for 2020... ;-)

emile 2018-11-12 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thieum (Post 1701309)
I just heard stuff and know for a fact there is no set location for 2020... ;-)

Not yet, not. Once a official location has been set, it will be announced. There would be no point in hiding the location for next Unicon.

bouin-bouin 2019-04-14 10:05 AM

Official now : Grenoble in France !
https://unicycling.org/2019/04/13/unicon-20-in-2020/

Garp 2019-04-14 11:30 AM

Great!

Only 250km from my place :)

DaUniGuy 2019-04-14 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfoss (Post 1698336)
It was a really nice experience, including the ferry to get there, and nice to do some non-competitive events at any uni convention. I hope we can do more at future conventions, and will try to help with this process.

I would like that as well. My first NAUCC was in 2014 put on by the Twin Cities Unicycle Club. My second was 2015 that the Madison Unicyclist hosted. I had a blast! Both of these events by these clubs seemed to put a big emphasis on the beginner unicyclist and promoting the sport to guys and gals like me who will never win any competitions.

They had lots of clinics and classes that I attended and learned so much from. Sone of the clinics I remember that I attended were five minutes next trick, mounts for everyone, learning to unicycle and several I can't remember the name of. I am a club of one. Anything I learn is done by trial and error and You-Tube videos by myself so the learning curve can be slow and frustrating. Getting some assistance and tutoring was very special for me.

It seems like the last few NAUCC's the emphasis was focused on the competition aspect of our sport. I was a little disappointed when I saw that the NAUCC this year that there was very little scheduled for low skilled guys like me. Other then the Street workshop (which sounds like a Hoot) but still requires a some good basic skills even for the entry level tricks.

That's fine, the host clubs puts forth a lot of effort to put these on and do a great job so for that I thank them for their efforts. Just want to point out there are a whole lot of hacks like me out there who would like to attend so keep us in mind.

My days of competition are over and if I can make it this year I planned on attending as a participant not a competitor. I will just hang out in the gym and at the skate park and pester those of you with talent for some pointers enjoy the scenery and a few cold beers and the beautiful scenery.
,:)

wobbling bear 2019-04-15 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaUniGuy (Post 1704094)
My days of competition are over and if I can make it this year I planned on attending as a participant not a competitor.

I have a dream: for Unicon Grenoble organize an OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event (for the over 60) going down some mountain (easy ride) and just enjoy the scenery, talk to squirrels, and good beer for finishing the ride! So you can compete!

fetzenschorsch 2019-04-15 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704117)
I have a dream: for Unicon Grenoble organize an OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event (for the over 60) going down some mountain (easy ride) and just enjoy the scenery, talk to squirrels, and good beer for finishing the ride! So you can compete!

Reduce the age limit to 58 and I`m in.:)

finnspin 2019-04-15 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704117)
I have a dream: for Unicon Grenoble organize an OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event (for the over 60) going down some mountain (easy ride) and just enjoy the scenery, talk to squirrels, and good beer for finishing the ride! So you can compete!

Few dreams are this easily obtainable.

Step 1: Find easy mountain ride.
Step 2: Put OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event on workshop list.
Step 3: Do OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event.
Step 4: Drink beer. (Finding good beer in France may be the hardest part of this list)

If you want that to be a competition, you need to get new priorities.

Unicon is a world championship, and a convention. I think both parts are important, but they don't mix well. A social area, workshop board and open gyms for everyone to practice in are important so the convention part is there, and it's an event for non competitors.

But you can't make competitions to suit everyone. There was a complaint filed in Brixen about the trials lines being "too difficult". The Trials director then showed that one of the lines was completable without even hopping. I find a lot of people are way too proud of "competing in world championship", which sounds good to non unicyclist, but in reality is zero indication of skill.

DaUniGuy 2019-04-15 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704117)
I have a dream: for Unicon Grenoble organize an OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event (for the over 60) going down some mountain (easy ride) and just enjoy the scenery, talk to squirrels, and good beer for finishing the ride! So you can compete!


Just what I am talking about. Winner is who takes the longest, smells the most roses along the way and has the most fun. The trophy is cold and frosty at the end and everybody gets a trophey!

wobbling bear 2019-04-15 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaUniGuy (Post 1704122)
The trophy is cold and frosty at the end

Sorry but for me good beer should not be cold ! The proper place for storing beer is 2nd step of the stairs leading to the basement:cool: (czech recipe).
(and , yes, you can find good beer in France:D)

DaUniGuy 2019-04-15 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704126)
Sorry but for me good beer should not be cold ! The proper place for storing beer is 2nd step of the stairs leading to the basement:cool: (czech recipe).
(and , yes, you can find good beer in France:D)

LOL I wondered about that.:confused: I am up for some cultural expansion. It would be good for an old Missouri Boy like me.

Klaas Bil 2019-04-15 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704117)
muni event (for the over 60)

Here's an idea! If it doesn't clash with anything else, I'm in too.

ernst 2019-04-16 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704117)
I have a dream: for Unicon Grenoble organize an OGOOW (Old Geezers On One Wheel) muni event (for the over 60) going down some mountain (easy ride) and just enjoy the scenery, talk to squirrels, and good beer for finishing the ride! So you can compete!

This is age discrimination!
Easy muni and beer afterwards is my main unicycling discipline.
There must be age groups for younger riders.

pierrox 2019-04-17 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ernst (Post 1704163)
This is age discrimination!
Easy muni and beer afterwards is my main unicycling discipline.
There must be age groups for younger riders.

Totally with you on this! :)

Sanne.Kj 2019-04-17 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klaas Bil (Post 1704132)
Here's an idea! If it doesn't clash with anything else, I'm in too.

So am I, if I participate in Unicon20. I hope so :)
But I need some more training. Last year it was too hot during the summer, so I did not ride very much.

Best regards,
Sanne

wobbling bear 2019-04-17 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ernst (Post 1704163)
This is age discrimination!
Easy muni and beer afterwards is my main unicycling discipline.
There must be age groups for younger riders.

Ok! ok! you're right! OGOOW could come with their children and grand-children (or temporarily adopt one :D -provided they pay for the beer :p-)

unigoat 2019-04-17 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaUniGuy (Post 1704094)
I would like that as well. My first NAUCC was in 2014 put on by the Twin Cities Unicycle Club. My second was 2015 that the Madison Unicyclist hosted. I had a blast! Both of these events by these clubs seemed to put a big emphasis on the beginner unicyclist and promoting the sport to guys and gals like me who will never win any competitions.

They had lots of clinics and classes that I attended and learned so much from. Sone of the clinics I remember that I attended were five minutes next trick, mounts for everyone, learning to unicycle and several I can't remember the name of. I am a club of one. Anything I learn is done by trial and error and You-Tube videos by myself so the learning curve can be slow and frustrating. Getting some assistance and tutoring was very special for me.

It seems like the last few NAUCC's the emphasis was focused on the competition aspect of our sport. I was a little disappointed when I saw that the NAUCC this year that there was very little scheduled for low skilled guys like me. Other then the Street workshop (which sounds like a Hoot) but still requires a some good basic skills even for the entry level tricks.

That's fine, the host clubs puts forth a lot of effort to put these on and do a great job so for that I thank them for their efforts. Just want to point out there are a whole lot of hacks like me out there who would like to attend so keep us in mind.

My days of competition are over and if I can make it this year I planned on attending as a participant not a competitor. I will just hang out in the gym and at the skate park and pester those of you with talent for some pointers enjoy the scenery and a few cold beers and the beautiful scenery.
,:)

Thanks for the feedback.

The workshops available at a uni convention (NAUCC or Unicon) depend upon people offering to host them. The years you attended were hosted by the two largest active clubs who attend NAUCCs. Both years were great.

Many of the other NAUCCs have been hosted by smaller clubs (although 2018 was from the 3rd largest, RTUC) and depend on non-locals to step in and help out as directors and workshop leaders.

So- I'd encourage anyone on the fence to attend an NAUCC. First, as a competitor. Not because you're likely to win, but because if you can ride a unicycle you should race it - BECAUSE IT'S FUN! Cyclocross (especially) is for EVERYONE who can ride and freemount their unicycle on terrain as technical as a grassy field. And, the party atmosphere is encouraged. There should be handups, High 5s, and general shenanigans along with racing.

This year's NAUCC is in Fort Collins, CO. We've pretty much nailed down New Belgium Brewing as the site for Cyclocross. They've been a long time supporter of fun on two wheels for all ages. Now they're offering to host us for a day of fun on one.

The NAUCC 2019 host club is small. They are doing a great job at getting a full schedule and working hard at making this a great uni event- the best in the USA this year. Getting the venues and logistics managed are difficult with a small crew. They are enlisting a lot of outside help. Workshops fall under that banner. If you can think of one that you'd host, please give it a go. Folks appreciate having options.

DaUniGuy 2019-04-17 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unigoat (Post 1704195)
If you can think of one that you'd host, please give it a go. Folks appreciate having options.

My original post was not meant to criticize so please don't take it as such. Just some thoughts from a lower skilled non-competitive unicyclist.

johnfoss 2019-04-18 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garp (Post 1704084)
Only 250km from my place :)

I hope to meet you there; I never miss it.
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaUniGuy (Post 1704094)
It seems like the last few NAUCC's the emphasis was focused on the competition aspect of our sport.

It's always a difficult balance trying to fit even more stuff in than the competition events; unfortunately they take precedence. Sometimes it works out great, but other times there aren't enough people, or enough combination of spaces in the right places, to make it work. I will always do my best to host at least one workshop. Other than Sumo, which is a different workshop. :D
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaUniGuy
My days of competition are over and if I can make it this year I planned on attending as a participant not a competitor.

Not recommended. NAUCC is very much geared to enthusiasts of all levels, with plenty of room in almost every event. Do them for the fun of it! I used to win a lot, but these days I get (almost) the same amount of satisfaction for finishing.
Quote:

Originally Posted by fetzenschorsch (Post 1704120)
Reduce the age limit to 58 and I`m in.:)

Me too! A non-competitive Muni ride is perhaps my favorite activity to do at a unicycle convention in a new place. I'm very exited to hear about Grenoble, which I just saw yesterday!
Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbling bear (Post 1704126)
Sorry but for me good beer should not be cold !

Eww. I guess it depends how hot is is outside. Not Korea-hot, please. :eek:
Quote:

Originally Posted by unigoat (Post 1704195)
...(although 2018 was from the 3rd largest, RTUC) and depend on non-locals to step in and help out as directors and workshop leaders.

I understand last year they had a lot of trouble securing their main venues; originally the advertised Stevenson High School (my alma mater), but the school district moved them once, and then again, to where they had to find something outside of the district.

For this year's NAUCC, they advertise some sort of a Muni ride every day, which is a very attractive to me! Most or all of those will be non-competitive, which is my favorite kind.

Vive la France!

Richardt 2019-04-19 02:04 AM

UNICON 2020 in France
 
This just announced from the IUF on Facebook:

"Unicon 20 in 2020

It’s been a while since our last update about Unicon 20 – we would have loved to send you an update earlier, but we also didn’t want to push rumors. However, now we are very glad to finally announce the official location for Unicon 20! 🙂

Unicon 20 will take place in Summer 2020 in Grenoble, France, and will be hosted by the CNM and UNSLL. We are already looking forward to another amazing Unicon with all of you and would also like to thank everyone working hard to organize the event. Further information will follow soon!"

Garp 2019-09-05 02:12 AM

UNICON 20's website

Garp 2019-12-02 12:33 AM

Official Teaser

Garp 2019-12-02 01:09 AM



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