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Uninats 2010 FAQ
Here are answers to some common Uninats questions:
- Will there be anything for me to do as a beginner/new rider if I come to Uninats?
Although Uninats is called a competition, it is intended to also be a festival and celebration of unicycling. Any rider, of any age or ability, is welcome to take part. There will be plenty of non-competitive activities, such as workshops and games, and there are separate age and gender categories for riders in the competitive events. You are guaranteed to learn a lot and be inspired!
- Do I have to register in advance or can I register when I get there?
It's cheaper if you register in advance on the AUS website, but if you can't manage that, you can still register when you get to the event.
- Do I have to be an AUS member? How do I join?
Yes, you must be a current AUS member to take part in Uninats. This ensures you are covered by our public liability insurance. You can join by filling out the form on this website (under membership) and posting it in or bringing it with you to Uninats, or you can fill out the form and join when you get to Uninats. AUS membership fees are separate from and in additon to Uninats entrance fee.
- Can I just come and watch? Do I have to pay if I just want to go in a few events?
Anyone can come and be a spectator or non-rider at Uninats. If you want to ride a unicycle at any time, you must register, pay, and be a current AUS member. You could pay for just one day if you are unsure if you want to take part (although this will be more expensive).
- Do I have to pre-register to be in a race or competition?
Generally NO - you don't need to pre-register for most events or activities at Uninats - just show up in good time at the right place. The registration form is to guide us on numbers only..
For team and freestyle events, (hockey, basketball and particularly pairs/group freestyle), you should try to pre-register or you may miss out if there are too many entrants/teams or not enough time for the event.
- Is there a wheel size limit for the 10K and other races?
There will be two categories of wheel size for the races, including 10K - 20"-24" and ‘Open Wheel’. There will be placings in each category for the 10K. The track events will normally be limited to 24" maximum wheel size for an official result (except for the Open Wheel race, of course). The official IUF measurement is the outside diameter of the wheel and tyre, which must be under 24.333" (61.8cm). A fat tyre on a 24" rim may be over this limit, but a skinny tyre on a 26" rim might actually be under this measurement.
- What time will we finish on Monday?
The ‘official’ program currently finishes after the Street Competition - approximately mid-day on Monday (4th October), but the program is not finalised yet. In any case there will probably be people ready for some additional riding on Monday afternoon - the ‘AfterNats’.
- I want to take part in Muni and Trials but they are on at the same time
Never fear- The Trials Course will be available all afternoon and the Muni will start between 2.30 and 3pm. The average time for both Muni courses is 60 - 90 mins. Both courses will be timed however the learners can treat this as a workshop, not a race. . Stromlo is booked out for something else on the Monday so we couldn't split the two events as we would have preferred to.
- Is there a party? How much does it cost?
There will be a party/social event on Saturday night, with music and unicycle games. Entry is free for all registered participants, We will be ordering in takeaway from Turkish Pide House (they are really good) Cost will be $17-$20 per person for more than you can possibly eat and includes soft drinks.
- I can only make it for part of the weekend - can I register for just one days events?
Yes - we have set a price of $50 for single day registration (Sat or Sun or Mon), and $20 for (just) the 10K for people who really can't make it for the full event. You need to be a current AUS member at the time of Uninats.