verb – To make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.
Sacred Cycle is all about empowering women. Empowering them to reclaim their rights after sexual abuse, empowering them to feel comfortable in their body again by teaching them the skills to ride a bike and gaining confidence as they get more comfortable at a new sport. And we love seeing more women on bikes!
Building Confidence with Confidence
Any female rider will tell you that learning to master mountain biking is a major boost of self-confidence. But, it takes confidence to build that confidence – research(2) shows that lack of confidence appears to be one of the major barriers to more women learning the sport – they want to feel competent and confident behind the wheel and it can be an intimidating sport to break into. That’s why, as part of our Frame program, we provide participants with a biking coach for individual instruction, group rides, and individual skill development – from beginner to advanced, twice monthly for five months – to help them develop that confidence in their body, their bike, and their skills.
Benefits of Riding
Aside from the confidence, there are a myriad of physical and mental health benefits(1) – to name just a few:
- Reduces rates of cancer, heart disease and diabetes
- Reduces osteoarthritis and obesity
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
We think the world needs more healthy, happy, confident women riding bikes and we’re proud to help empower more of them!
Ready for more women on bikes?
If you share our passion for women killing it on bikes, be sure to join us for the Denver Premiere of A Biker’s Ballad at 7pm on August 18 at The Bug Theatre in the Denver Highlands. The film features five incredibly talented female riders: Micayla Gatto, Lauren Bingham, Kate Courtney, Georgia Astle (featured below), and Casey Brown. Tickets are selling fast – get yours today at: https://sacredcycle-bikersballad.eventbrite.com
Film credit: @Georgia Astle (riding) by Matchstick Productions
Banner photo credit: @Dave Kozlowski for Matchstick Productions