Western States Regional Unicycle Fun Meet

Western States Regional Unicycle Fun Meet

Post by Craig Milo Roger » Tue, 29 Jul 1997 04:00:00

        Just before I left for the NUC, I received a letter
advertising the Western States Regional Unicycle Fun Meet, to be held
in Roosevelt, Utah, Thursday 31-Jul-1997 through Saturday,
02-Aug-1997.  The meet will be held at Union High School in Roosevelt,
and at Granita Park Family Resort, a privately-owned
fishing/swimming/camping/hiking campground/resort.

        This event appeared in the Unicycling Calendar on the back of
the May 1997 (Vol. 23 #1) issue of On One Wheel, but I haven't read
much discussion about it.  It is unfortunate that the mass mailing
arrived so late.  Guy Hansen and his family are profiled in the July
1997 (Vol. 23 #2) issue of On One Wheel (which I received in my NUC
registration packet).  Guy also has a Unicycling Tip on p. 18 of the
May 1997 issue of OOW.

        The Western States Regional Unicycle Fun Meet is being held in
conjunction with UBIC, an annual celebration in the Uintah Basin area.

        The schedule of events is:

Thu 31-Jul-1997 1400    Welcome and Get Acquainted, then Unicycle Games
                1600    MUni ride or play at Granita Park Resort
                1800    Free time and UBIC show

Fri 01-Aug-1997 1000    Age group races
                1200    Lunch
                1300    Races continue and games begin
                1600    Free play and workshops
                1800    Free time and UBIC entertainment

Sat 02-Aug-1997 0930    UBIC parade
                1300    Standard and freestyle artistic routines and
                        public unicycle show

        For more information, call Guy or Keren Hansen at +1-801-646-3028.
Some accomodations are available at Granita Park:

Granita Park Family Resort
HC64 Box 315
Duchesne, UT   84021
tel: +1-801-646-3196

        According to the letter, there is a special meet rate of
$32.95/room at the Western Hills Motel, +1-801-722-5115.  There are
many other motels in the Roosevelt, Vernal, and Duchesne area.  The
letter also mentions the possibility of staying with host families.

        In case you are wondering, as I did, where these towns are
located, look on and near U.S.  40, about halfway between Provo and
Utah's eastern boundary, in the Ute Indian Reservation (that's what
the letter calls it; my 1985 Rand McNally World Atlas shows the Uintah
and Quray Indian Reservation in this area.)  This area is about 2.5 -
3 hours drive from Salt Lake City, if you plan to fly to Utah to
attend the meet.

                                        Craig Milo Rogers