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How to host a NAUCC

Please use this form to express your interest in hosting NAUCC to the USA directly.

Step 1: Attend a NAUCC and read over the USA Rulebook.

Step 2: Create a NAUCC Committee to help with planning. Expect to meet at least monthly during the planning phase.

Step 3: Consider your venues.

The required events include:

    • Track Racing – 400 meter track venue (indoor or outdoor) with at least 6 lanes with metric measurements
    • Road Racing – outdoor, rider-safe paths/roadways, generally 10k and full marathon
    • Muni (Mountain Unicycling) – generally held on mountain bike trails that offer varying lengths and difficulty
    • Freestyle – indoor gym with a second gym for practice
    • Flatland – 11m X 14m smooth, cement outdoor area with additional space for spectators and judges
    • Trials – large outdoor area which provides plenty of room for multiple obstacles
    • Team Games – basketball (multiple courts) and hockey (multiple rinks)

Some venues may worry about damage from unicycles. There are letters of recommendation for track and freestyle are available on request to help ease concerns a prospective venue owner.

Step 4: Select NAUCC dates based upon venue availability AND the following guidelines:

    • On Unicon years (even numbered years), early- to mid-July
    • On non-Unicon years (odd numbered years), late July

* Note that registration numbers are generally much higher on non-Unicon years; therefore it is recommended that new hosts choose non-Unicon years in which to host.

Step 5: Contact the USA Board with your intent to host ~1.5 years prior to the desired host date. Ask for a USA liaison to oversee all aspects of planning. Prepare a short presentation for USA members, and be prepared to present your basic plans (possible dates/venues, for example) at the NAUCC prior to the desired host date.

Step 6: Work with USA liaison to create a budget and registration fees.

    • The USA, Inc. can establish a startup fund for any NAUCC, if requested, as some venues require payment prior to NAUCC registration.
    • Create a timeline for registration dates, staffing, and materials.

Step 7: Create a NAUCC website that offers NAUCC registration payments.

Step 8: Find (or ask the USA to find) experienced folks for the following roles:

    • Registration
    • Merchandise
    • Awards
    • Website
    • EMT
    • Workshops
    • Volunteers
    • Food availability during events
    • Lodging
    • Program Book
    • Advertisement
    • Fun rides
    • Final Dinner/Awards Ceremony/Raffle/Public Show
    • NAUCC Logo for T-shirts and Awards
    • Track
    • Road
    • Muni
    • Freestyle
    • Flatland
    • Trials
    • Basketball
    • Hockey

Step 9: One or 2 months prior to NAUCC:

    • Order awards and T-shirts/merchandise
    • Secure insurance certificates
    • Finalize final dinner, lodging, program book, etc.
    • Be sure all officials are in place

Step 10: Just prior to NAUCC and during NAUCC:

Handle all emergencies; expect to drop-the-ball a few times. (No one is perfect.) When a crisis arrives, contact the USA liaison.

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