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Sep 2006


By Rochelle - Posted on 28 September 2006

Hi everyone and welcome to the September 2006 edition of the AUS Newsletter! If you've got news, pictures, stories or information to contribute to the AUS Newsletter, send them on to to the AUS Newsletter Editor at: aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au Also contact the editor if you need to update your registered email address or wish to be added to the newsletter mailing list.


Upcoming events

Brisbane Unicycling Weekend - Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2006

Alfred and Lucinda Best Park, Payne Rd, The Gap, Brisbane

Saturday 12pm till 5pm, then Sunday morning finals 9am till 12pm, finishing with a free lunch BBQ.

As this is this weekend, this is your last-chance reminder to get yourself along to this fun event!

Organised by Gary Land at unicycles.com.au - contact info [at] unicycles [dot] com [dot] au or see http://www.unicycles.com.au/Default.aspx?tabid=172 for more details.

This is an AUS event. For insurance purposes, all participants will be required to be current AUS members or join at the event.

Around the Bay in a Day - Melbourne Sunday 15th October 2006

This is one of the largest get-togethers for cyclists in Australia.

Enter as a team or individual for any or all of the four events:

  • The Legend 250km
  • ATB Challenge 210km (4 route options)
  • The Classic 100km
  • The Great Melbourne Bay Ride 42km

Some keen unicyclists are training and planning on joining the two wheelers again! For more details about the ride see http://www.bv.com.au/great-rides/

To get in touch with other unicyclists, contact Max Pfiefer at: max_pfeifer [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au

Roz Beste's photos of last years ride can can be seen at http://www.hkcrystal.com/photos/2005/RoundTheBay.htm

Gravity Weekend - Victoria Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2006

Falls Creek Car Park, 9.30am

A reminder to all riders about the Gravity Weekend in the Victorian Alps (Australia!).

The weekend will be mostly downhill on a mix of terrain. The Saturday ride will start at Mt McKay at Falls Creek down to Mt Beauty, via unicycle/ car or a combination of both. The Sunday ride will be downhill from Trappers Gap area under Mt Bogong. Total distance covered over the two days could be up to 50 km!

For discussion about the rides, accommodation and other information please visit http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?p=606621

For emerging details, visit www.municycle.com.au

This is an AUS event. For insurance purposes, all participants will be required to be current AUS members or join at the event.


Riders Seeking Other Unicyclists

  • Laura, 16, from Bowral, NSW, has been riding for nearly 2 years, and is seeking riders of all ages in the Southern Highlands to start riding with.

Contact Laura by sending your contact details via the newsletter editor – aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] com [dot] au

The AUS receives regular requests from riders seeking other riders in their area. We don't give out personal information about our members, but we are always happy to place advertisements in the newsletter. To advertise for other riders or to publish information about yourself or your group, contact the editor!


AUS Membership Renewals

Sign up or renew your AUS membership now and save 20%!

AUS membership runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. If you haven't attended an AUS or affiliate event since 1st July, you probably haven't renewed your AUS membership yet for 2006/2007.

Membership renewal is only $20 for the whole year, which is a 20% discount on the new members price, but this discounted price is normally only available for renewals completed within 3 months of the end of the previous membership (i.e. for renewals before 30th September).

The AUS is pleased to announce it has extended the offer of membership at the renewal price to anyone who has previously been an AUS member (in any year) until the end of October 2006!

Details on membership renewals, pricing and the application form are on the AUS website – see http://www.unicycling.org.aumembership