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How to host a NAUCC

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. These letters of recommendation for track and freestyle are available 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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