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UniDaba 2017: Meet Unicyclists

July 14 - July 18

It’s that time – our annual UNICYCLING CONVENTION.

For Wheel!

We’ve decided to make Muizenberg base because it is on the trainline. Small enough to walk everywhere and cover all your needs. It’s a seaside village nestled next to Muizenberg Peak.

Communication

WhatsApp Group (Primary)
Facebook (Secondary)
Donna Kisogloo (Maybe)
  •  It’s gonna be a super busy time for me. I urge you to use the WhatsApp group.
  • 0824422108
  • sales@oddwheel.co.za

Schedule

Date  Discipline Location & Description
Day 1
Friday 14th
Locations: Muizenberg & St. James.
Details in each disciplines block.
Morning  Arrival & Check-in.
Late Morning

11:00 – 12:00

Meet and Greet
Afternoon

12:00 – sunset

Unicycle Hockey
  • Address: Abandoned tennis court opposite St James Manor, 108 Main Rd, St James.
  • Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B007’18.3%22S+18%C2%B027’16.9%22E/@-34.121756,18.4536017,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-34.121756!4d18.454696
  • Bring a black and white t-shirt so that we can distinguish between teams.
  • Bring your hockey stick. If you don’t have one you can give Donna a donation for the use of hers.
  • Among having our regional teams battling it out we will also be celebrating the 13th year that Uni-Hoki has been in South Africa. The first official game was held on 3 July 2004 at Ranger’s In-Line Hockey Rink in Linden, Johannesburg. It was organised by Dave Walters.
  • The floating trophy will be awarded to the best player who must hand it over to the best player at UniDaba 2018.
  • Prize = Player of the match.
Evening Meal
Day 2
Saturday 15th 
Location:  Blue Bird Garage Market, Muizenberg
Details in each disciplines block.
Morning

9:00 – 12:00

IUF Skill Levels Testing
  • Blue Bird Garage Market (Food Market).
  • Address: 39 Albertyn Rd, Muizenberg.
  • Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Blue+Bird+Garage+Food+and+Goods+Market/@-34.1035342,18.4672125,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x1dcc40549ee6b93f:0xe18c295a3faa3350!8m2!3d-34.1035342!4d18.4694012
  • Jam and IUF Skills Levels testing. This will act as a warm up for the afternoon’s competition. Also people will be able to ascertain their limits and skills for the competition.
  • Don’t know what this is? Follow this link – https://unicycling.org/files/IUF_skill_levels.pdf (Pages 14 & 15 list the exercises)
  • Skill Levels are a training instrument to help riders progress with logical learning steps. The Skill Levels teach the basic unicycling skills and general movement patterns. With the Skill Levels riders learn a broad range of unicycling skills and a solid basic education to get them started with the higher class of unicycling skills.
    The main reason for a skill in a certain level is that skills are learned in the right order (as opposed to the public believe they are sorted by difficulty). Thus the levels depend on each other and require a learner to do skills from the former level(s). That is to ensure a clever order for learning. Riders don’t need to struggle on a certain skill or overload themselves because they already learned the requirements before.
  • Prize – Highest ranked unicyclist.
Afternoon

14:00 – 17:00

Street Competition
  • Competition. Will work in the same vein as Unicon. ‘X’ amount of obstacles / lines to complete. Using a scorecard with tick boxes and a monitor for each obstacle. Most amount of completes obstacles / lines will be award 1st / 2nd / 3rd places. Rules to be attached later.
  • Prize – Highest number of completed lines.
Evening

6 – 7ish pm

Meal
Day 3
Sunday 16th
Location: Diep River Trail
Meeting Point: Cnr Southern Cross Dr & Rhodes Dr, Constantia
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B000’26.6%22S+18%C2%B025’03.8%22E/@-34.007382,18.4155353,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-34.007382!4d18.417724
Best to be on the WhatsApp group for this event.
All day

9:00 – sunset

Muni
(Mountain Unicycling)
  • The riding on Constantia Green Belt is not very demanding and will suit a wider selection of Muni riders. There is a forested canopy to ride under. This area is part of the new Table Mountain National Park Trail whereby you can ride from the city all the way to Silvermine / Tokai MTB Park.
  • If you are in need of a tougher ride where you don’t mind cranking climbs and some serious downhill with sun exposure then we can arrange a splinter group go to Tokai or Jonkershoek on this day or another day.
  • Pack a lunch cause we will be eating somewhere on the mountain.
Day 4
Monday 17th
Location: The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig
Address: ERF3347 Spaanschemat River Rd, Porter Reform Estate, 7806, Cape Town
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Bike+Park/@-34.0478814,18.4234188,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xeb78e763fc5d9e7e!8m2!3d-34.0478814!4d18.4234188

Entrance fee: R65 after 9am, R40 before 9am – early bird.
Morning

9:00 – 12:00

Cyclocross
  • Cyclocross
    • A 1 hour lap race on a short course. The course is at a MTB skills park with sand, burms, drops, wooded bridges and rock gardens. We will have 2 races. One on the beginner course and another on the expert course.
  • Prize – Highest number of laps.
Lunch
  • You can choose to pack a lunch and eat at the Bike Park or leave for lunch.
  • The Bike Park offers refreshments, tea, coffee and snacks available for purchase.
Afternoon

14:00 – 17:00

Maintenance Workshop
  • Unicycles are very easy to maintain but there are some do’s & don’ts. Helpful tips and tricks to make the entire experience of riding a unicycle more pleasurable.
  • Shaun Engelbrecht will be our grease monkey.
Day 5
Tuesday 18th
Locations: Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain
Meeting Point: Parking lot before the boom
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B057’17.3%22S+18%C2%B025’30.9%22E/@-33.9548,18.4247068,241m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-33.9548!4d18.425254
Morning

9:00 – 12:00

Road
  • Road ride on Table Mountain. The road is boomed off which makes for a safe picturesque pedal on some tar.
  • Address: Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town City Bowl. Drive past the cable station, past Platteklip Gorge and park at the last parking area before you hit the boom.
Afternoon Play-it-by-ear   Suggestions are welcome!
Departure
  • Cheery byes. We’ll miss you and your wheel/s!

Prizes

Category  Description
Uni-Hockey  Player of the match
IUF Skill Levels Testing  Highest ranked unicyclist
Street Competition  Highest number of completed lines
Cyclocross  Highest number of completed laps
UniDaba Fails  Best bail
Gear The most pimped ride. This ones for the gear junkies.
Social Media Competition
  • Best photo
  • Best video
    • Make sure to use these hashtags to enter
    • #unidaba #unidaba2017 #oddwheelunicycles

Accommodation Options

African Soul Surfer
AirBnB

Merchandise

Technical Riding Shirt http://oddwheel.co.za/shop/featured/unidaba-2017-technical/
Casual Shirt for Adults http://oddwheel.co.za/shop/featured/unidaba-2017-casual-adult/
Casual Shirt for Kids http://oddwheel.co.za/shop/featured/unidaba-2017-casual-kids/
Sticker Pack http://oddwheel.co.za/shop/gifts/unidaba-2017-sticker-pack/

Make sure you are smiling at all times. We have an official photographer who is a unicyclist – Samuel Tomé

no helmet, no ride !!!!

OddWheel Unicycles will take no responsibility or hold any liability for your actions as a rider.  By default and by nature of our sport, “You” and “Your parents / guardians” being an attendee of UniDaba 2017 accept and understand these terms. In the event on an emergency please ensure your medical details are on your person at all times along with contact details of your parents / guardians. You know your limits and should ride within them. If you don’t then be prepared to hurt yourself and take ownership of your decisions and choices.

PLEASE invite people who you know who might like to come to a unicycle convention in South Africa.

Venue

Muizenberg
Cape Town, Western Cape 7945 South Africa + Google Map