The International One Wheel Association strives to enhance the sport of onewheel by promoting integrity and good sportsmanship in our community. The Code of Conduct is a formal statement of the values and ethical standards that IOWA believes should guide participation in our sport. It is a set of principles to which our community can be held accountable. The Code is offered freely for organizers to use as a point of reference at events.

As a member of the International Onewheel Community, I will:


  • Display high standards of behavior that promote a positive image for our sport.
  • Strive to maintain a sense of self-control and dignity at all times.
  • Encourage others to participate and learn.
  • Take responsibility for my own ability and make educated choices about when, where, and how to participate. Obtain the proper training and continue to improve skills where needed.
  • Compete fairly and with respect for fellow athletes, officials, venues and equipment. Honor event rules and participate in the spirit of the competition. Be gracious in victory and defeat.
  • Cooperate with medical professionals and respect their assessment of my ability to continue competing or training.
  • Refrain from violence, offensive language and insults, harassment, and public criticism of fellow athletes, officials or volunteers (especially when addressing the media), and discourage others from the same.
  • In the event of a conflict, defuse the situation if it is appropriate to do so, and/or notify an organizer to help achieve a peaceful resolution.

As an event organizer or volunteer, I will:


  • Treat all riders, vendors, volunteers and spectators fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, color, sex, religion, political belief or economic status. In competitions, I will retain judges and announcers who exhibit these same qualities and who bring appropriate knowledge/expertise to the judges panel.
  • Make sure equipment and facilities are safe and match the athlete’s ages and abilities. In the case of minors, communicate and co-operate with the athlete’s parents or legal guardians, involving them in management decisions pertaining to their child’s participation.
  • Invest in participants’ safety by retaining an appropriate contingent of first responders and/or medical professionals in case of crash or injury. If an incident occurs, I will ensure that the participant does not continue competing or training until they’ve been assessed by medical staff, and will defer to the expertise of said staff if they advise the rider should not continue to participate.
  • Inform attendees about expected standards of behavior to maintain positive relations with host venues and communities, and enforce/reiterate these standards if any issues arise during the event.
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