USA Skill Levels

The USA Skill Levels are the most commonly used skill levels among unicyclists. You can read the official rules surrounding the Skill Levels in the IUF Rulebook. If you’re just looking for a nice, printable list, you can print a copy of the Skill Level Cards.

In order to pass any of the USA Skill Levels you must be tested by a certified tester. If you are interested in becoming an official tester or attending a Skype Level Tester Meeting please contact the USA’s Skill Level Liaison patricia.f.wilton@gmail.com

Level Patches can be purchased for $1.50. They are chevrons shaped to fit beneath the logo; patches are added as advanced levels are achieved.

USA patchThe USA Logo patch is embroidered in red and royal blue, may be worn separately or with the Level Patches. 4″. $2.50

LEVEL 1

  • mount unicycle unassisted
  • ride 50 meters
  • dismount gracefully with unicycle in front
Level One patch

LEVEL 2

  • mount with left foot
  • mount with right foot
  • ride 10 meters between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
  • ride a figure eight with circle diameters smaller than 3 meters
  • ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
  • make a 90 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
  • make a 90 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle
Level 2 patch

LEVEL 3

  • demonstrate 3 types of mounts
  • ride a figure eight with circle diameters smaller than 1.5 meters
  • come to a stop, pedal half a revolution backward and continue forward
  • ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 meters
  • make a 180 degree turn to the left within a 1 meter circle
  • make a 180 degree turn to the right within a 1 meter circle
  • hop 5 times
  • ride or hop over a 10 x 10 cm. obstacle
Level 3 patch

LEVEL 4

  • demonstrate 4 types of mounts
  • ride backward for 10 meters
  • ride one footed for 10 meters
  • idle with left foot down 25 times
  • idle with right foot down 25 times
  • ride with seat out in front for 10 meters
  • ride with the seat out in back for 10 meters
  • make a 360 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
  • make a 360 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle
Level 4 patch

LEVEL 5

  • demonstrate 5 types of mounts
  • ride backward in a circle
  • ride one footed in a figure eight
  • idle one footed with the left foot 25 times
  • idle one footed with the right foot 25 times
  • ride with seat out in front in a circle
  • ride with the seat out in back in a circle
  • ride with the seat on the side in a circle
  • hop-twist 90 degrees to the left
  • hop-twist 90 degrees to the right
  • walk the wheel for 10 meters
Level 5 patch

LEVEL 6

  • demonstrate 6 types of mounts
  • ride backward in a figure eight
  • ride with the seat out in front in a figure eight
  • ride with the seat out in back in a figure eight
  • ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 meters
  • hop standing on wheel 5 times
  • ride with the seat on the side in a circle to the left
  • ride with the seat on the side in a circle to the right
  • ride one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
  • ride one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
  • backspin
  • frontspin
  • spin
Level 6 patch

LEVEL 7

  • demonstrate 7 types of mounts
  • ride backward with the seat out in front in a circle
  • ride one footed with the left foot in a circle
  • ride one footed with the right foot in a circle
  • walk the wheel in a circle
  • walk the wheel one footed for 10 meters
  • hop-twist 180 degrees to the left
  • hop-twist 180 degrees to the right
  • ride backward with the seat out in back for 10 meters
  • spin to the left
  • spin to the right
Level 7 patch

LEVEL 8

  • demonstrate 8 types of mounts
  • ride one footed with the left foot in a figure eight
  • ride one footed with the right foot in a figure eight
  • walk the wheel in a figure eight
  • walk the wheel one footed in a circle
  • ride backward one footed for 10 meters
  • glide for 10 meters
  • hand wheel walk for 10 meters
  • pirouette
  • backward spin
Level 8 patch

LEVEL 9

  • demonstrate 9 types of mounts
  • walk the wheel one footed in a figure eight
  • ride backward one footed in a circle
  • ride backward with the seat out in front in a figure eight
  • ride backward with the seat out in back in a circle
  • walk the wheel one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
  • walk the wheel one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
  • walk the wheel backward for 10 meters
  • drag seat in front for 10 meters
  • drag seat in back for 10 meters
  • ride backward one footed with the left foot for 10 meters
  • ride backward one footed with the right foot for 10 meters
  • one footed with the seat out in front for 10 meters
  • backward pirouette
Level 9 patch

LEVEL 10

  • demonstrate 10 types of mounts
  • ride backward with the seat out in back in a figure eight
  • ride backward one footed in a figure eight
  • walk the wheel one footed with the left foot in a circle
  • walk the wheel one footed with the right foot in a circle
  • walk the wheel backward in a circle
  • 180° uni spin
  • sideways wheel walk for 10 meters
  • coast for 10 meters
  • side ride for 10 meters
  • walk the wheel one footed backward for 10 meters
Level 10 patch