Youth Programs

Madison Unicyclists is committed to building opportunities for youth to learn how to unicycle.  A regular open gym is held at the Goodman Community Center where participation and viewing is open to the public.  Additional opportunities are being offered at area schools.  As unicycling is a difficult activity, the programs teach valuable life skills such as persistence, focus, team work, and belief in oneself as the keys to success. Unicycles will be available for use during the open community sessions at the Goodman Center and at the school programs. Membership in Madison Unicyclists is encouraged.

Contact and further information is listed below.

Practices and Events - contact Karin Johnson. Youth are encouraged to learn to ride and also demonstrate unicycling and inspire others to join in the fun. See the calendar for schedule and details.

Goodman Community Center –  contact us with questions or just come to the Goodman Center. During the school year, practices are typically held the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 2-3:30. Always check the calendar for verification or changes.  During the summer, riding is outdoors and will be listed on the calendar also.

Marquette/O’Keefe school group - contact Jill Cohan. Each Friday elementary and middle school students are invited to join experienced and beginner riders in the O’Keefe field house for practice from 2:40-4:00pm. This is currently the biggest after school group with over 25 riders. Neighborhood riders also ride to school most days.

Sandburg school group  - contact Jenni Wolfe.  The group meets once a week for an hour after school on Tuesdays during “Open School House.” There are currently over 15 riders in the program.

Shorewood school group – contact Phillip Edmonds.  The group meets after school on Thursdays with about 20 regular riders.

Summer Camp – contact Patricia Wilton. Week long summer camps are held for beginner and advanced riders to work on skills, make friends, and gain exposure to the wider unicycling world. 2014 information will be coming soon.

Eastside Express – contact Kelly Kearns.  A summer drop in program with specific dates for unicycling may be available for summer 2014.

Alternative School Program – contact Doug Buege.  Early stage discussion of group formation.