As a recreational sport, mountain unicycling has no formalized rules or regulations. Riders should pay close attention to restrictions that may limit access to certain areas.
Mountain Unicycling is a type of cycling similar to mountain bicycling, except the rider is using a unicycle outfitted with wide tires and shock absorbers. Mountain unicycling is an extreme sport where riders use unicylces to tackle mountain biking trails. These specially outfitted unicycles usually feature a wide tire and metal pedals. Balance and control are a rider's main concerns while on the unicycle, as riding uphill can be quite challenging.
Mountain unicycling began in the 1990's, on the west coast of the United States. The sport soon spread to the UK and Australia. Meetings and events are now held in many countries throughout the world.