A unicycle is a cycling vehicle with a single wheel. The unicycle invention dates back to the late 19th century. The most well-known variety of unicycles has an edge with a seat, and is pedal-driven (human-fueled, immediate drive).
Most of the time, unicycling has been seen as a carnival event which has been performed at occasions to entertain the general audience in some bazaars or some parades, festivals or road celebrations.
There are many variations to a unicycle to suit various sports: Freestyle unicycles, Trials unicycles, Mountain unicycles, Giraffe unicycles, and Long separation unicycles.
Other unicycling variations include the high jump and the long jump, and the sports listed below.
- Mountain Unicycling — an adventure sport that consists of traversing rough terrain on a unicycle.
- Unicycle Trials — a form of unicycling that involves participants riding a unicycle over obstacles without any part of the rider touching the ground.
- Unicycle Races — a competition that involves racing using a unicycle
- Unicycle Basketball — a version of Basketball with all competitors riding unicycles. The sport uses a regulation basketball on a regular basketball court with the same rules.
- Unicycle Hockey — a team sport, similar to roller or inline hockey, though all competitors are riding a unicycle and using a tennis ball and ice-hockey sticks.
- Unicycle Handball — competitors ride unicycles and a handball-sized ball, with the aim to throw it into a vertical hoop placed about 6 feet (1.8 m) above the ground.