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Mountain unicycling, also known as MUni, is a sport that involves riding unicycles off-road. Mountain unicycling usually takes place on mountain unicycles, which are equipped with strong hubs, fat tires and rugged frames for off-road cycling. Regular unicycles are also commonly used in mountain unicycling, but break easily.
Mountain unicycles can be ridden on the same terrain as a mountain bike, or even rougher terrain. Mountain unicycling is a slower-paced sport than mountain bicycling, primarily because the lack of gears makes it impossible to go very fast. Unicycles are lighter than bicycles making them faster to ride uphill. Additionally, unicycles are also more difficult to ride than bicycles and cannot easily coast (although there is a style of riding where the rider rests his/her feet on the frame rather than using the pedals, essentially coasting).
Each year, many unicyclists gather for the California Mountain Unicycle Weekend.
Similarly in the UK people gather for the British Muni Weekend (BMW)
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