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    Unicycles and Bike Tours

    We are putting on a new bike tour and someone wants to ride a unicycle. Does anyone know if they are allowed in other bike tours. Any suggestions would help
    Jim

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    Perfectly possible - esp. if you advertise the ride as v...e...r...y s...l...o...w t...o...u...r

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    Entirely possible. I have 3 unicycle - the fastest is a Coker with a 36-inch wheel. I can cruise easily at 10-12 mph. According to the unicycle forums, several MS150s have been completed on Cokers. Heck, this guy even did a 50-state US tour:

    http://www.onewheel.org/256.html

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    Saw a unicycle on the Bike New York tour this year. Heard from someone after the ride that he finished the 42 miles.

    Like most tours, riders should sign a waiver that they understand that they ride at their own risk. A properly worded waiver should cover you legally.

    Other than that, why not let him join the fun?

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    One of the guys in my club has a brother that rode up Mt Diablo on his unicycle. I don't like hiking up that thing.

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    Seen the same guy on a 36" unicycle four years running in the Houston - Austin MS 150. It's the biggest one in the country, drawing 12,100 riders this year. If they allow a uni, I see no reason, other than extreme hills, not to let them in your ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
    One of the guys in my club has a brother that rode up Mt Diablo on his unicycle. I don't like hiking up that thing.
    Damn. Did he rode all the way to the top? Can't imagine anyone going the last 200 feet on a unicycle.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    If I recall, the Mt. Diablo ride was done (including the last 200 feet) on a uni set up with a 700c wheel and road bike tire. He must have had some mighty long cranks on that thing. I believe it was written up in "On One Wheel" which is the official publication of the Unicycling Society of America.

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