TCUC is active in unicycling throughout the year. Here are some of the things we do that you can get involved with:
- Indoor Practices – Throughout most of the year we hold indoor practices for learning to ride and skill-building. Often, there are two or three practices per week.
- Community-ed Classes – A few times a year we run community-ed classes to teach new riders. The club provides unicycles.
- Parades – TCUC participates in about a dozen parades per year. Parades are a lot of fun for the entire family. We do a routine suitable for intermediate riders (must free mount and be able to do sharp turns). Beginning riders ride up front. Walkers help with the banner, handing out water to the riders, and steadying the giraffe riders.
- Freestyle Team – Freestyle Team is the performing group of TCUC, limited to riders of level 5 ability. FT practices weekly with a goal to compete in the club freestyle competition at NAUCC (unicycling nationals). FT also performs at Mondo and does other performances occasionally.
- Tundracon – a TCUC winter event with a ride around Lake Como, and lots of gym time including hockey, and games.
- Thawsomefest – A TCUC spring event with lots of gym time, including hockey and games.
- Annual banquet – We meet in November to celebrate the year with a pot-luck, awards, and a recap of the year. There’s also an opportunity to ride, as we leave time for open gym, workshops, and hockey. Everyone is welcome!
- Unicycle Hockey – We play unicycle hockey a couple of times a month, usually on Fridays. Hockey is fun for all skill levels. Once you can free-mount, give it a try!
- Distance Rides – Club members occasionally organize distance rides when the weather is nice.
- Muni Rides – Club members occasionally organize trail rides on local mountain bike trails.
- Mondo – Mondo is an annual juggling and unicycling festival held at Concordia University in February. There is a lot of gym time, games, workshops, and an entertaining variety show on Saturday night.
- NAUCC (national competition) – NAUCC is the North American unicycling championships. It is held annually somewhere in the US. It lasts about six days, filled with many events: artistic freestyle, distance riding, muni, track racing, trials, flatland and other urban competitions, etc. NAUCC is beginner-friendly with opportunities to participate at any skill level.
- Unicon (international competition) – Unicon is the big brother of NAUCC, held every two years somewhere in the world, most recently in Korea (2018), Spain (2016), Canada (2014) and Italy (2012). It has mostly the same events as NAUCC, but is about ten times bigger. Unicon lasts about 10 days.