This style of unicycling encompasses all forms of long distance road unicycling. These unicycles typically have a large wheel so as to increase speed and distance per pedal rotation. Long distance unicycles are sometimes fitted with handlebars and a place to mount cargo for long trips.
Muni, short for Mountain Unicycling, is exactly what it sounds like. It is the equivalent of mountain biking, but on a unicycle. Muni riders ride through rough terrain, take drops, and ride over naturally occurring obstacles. Muni riders typically ride unicycles with wheels of larger diameter (typically 24″, 26″, 29″) and thickness.
Freestyle is the oldest discipline of unicycling, consisting of a smoother, more flowing strings of tricks. It is commonly practiced as part of individual, partner and group routines, often performed at competitions. Freestyle is almost always done on unicycles with 20″ tires, short cranks and a white tire that won’t mark gym floors.
Urban unicycling is a term used to describe 3 similar disciplines of unicycling. All subsets of urban unicycling are typically done on unicycles with thick 20″ tires and durable but lightweight parts.
The goal of trials unicycling is to clear obstacles or sets of obstacles, called lines. A line is cleared by jumping across gaps, onto and off of platforms, across rails and over any other obstacles riders can think of.
In flatland unicycling, riders perform tricks on flat ground. Flatland tricks typically consist of unispins, crankflips and rolls. These tricks are stringed together to make combos. In competition, riders battle against each other, 1 on 1, attempting to perform the most difficult, stylish combos.
Street unicycling is a combination of trials and flatland unicycling. Street unicycling includes doing trips onto, off of and across obstacles and includes many aspects of trials and flatland unicycling as well as some other skills such as grinding rails and catching tricks in the air.