Putting “YOU” in Community Rides

Author: Alan Luu, RFV Community Ride Coordinator and MTB Coach. Editor: Lori Welch.   Our Sacred Cycle Community Rides are all about “community” – in every sense of the word. As the ride coordinator for the Roaring Fork Valley, I look forward to each Monday evening ride. I typically get to the trailhead a few…

A Firsthand Experience – Summer Healing

There is room for everyone who wants to experience healing and growth through our sliver of the world in Sacred Cycle. As we gear up for summer, we’ve got a lot of extra wattage going for us this year. This year’s program holds the largest number of participants we’ve ever had, and we are ready to get to work! Today we shine a light on the participant experience so you can know how to support them.

The Healing Walk – A Labyrinth

Gleaning From Afar Karie and I met on my first day that I learned of Sacred Cycle. Attending the 2018 Barnbuster Fundraising event, Karie was sharing her story on stage. One after another, before my eyes, the shocking statistics (1 in 4 women in her lifetime) were replaced with faces – survivors in my community.…

Remembering Dave Krimstock

Dave Krimstock was a loved member of Sacred Cycle. A friend to everyone, but like all of us, not without his personal struggles. Unfortunately, on February 20th, 2020, those struggles led to his early and tragic death. There are no words to describe losses like these. They affect all of us deeply and uniquely. February…

Bike Therapy Works

When I initially became involved as a volunteer with Sacred Cycle I knew mountain biking was more than a fun way to release stress. To me, it had been the cause of significant improvements in my mental health. I was not familiar with the theory or science behind why spending time on a bike is…

Empowering Survivors and Community Through The 2020 Defining Success Event

There is a 1-in-4 chance, amongst women, that you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse. This is a staggering statistic. Fortunately, Sacred Cycle builds and strengthens a community dedicated to healing these unnerving and traumatic experiences through women’s mountain bike clinics, community multi-level rides open to all genders, and events like “Defining Success”…

Pedal Report: July 2020

Pedal Report: July 2020 Pause the pedal to read our newsletter and learn about Sacred Cycle’s Summer Programming and Events including Eagle Valley Behavioral Health Partners with Sacred Cycle – 2020 Community Rides Return – New Branded Merchandise: Pre-Orders Available Soon – TikTok Challenge Allows Girls to Speak Their Truth About Sexual Assault. Read the…

Serving People of Color and LGBTQ+ Folks Through Mental Health Resources

I went for a bike ride after work today to de-stress, reconnect with myself and nature, and tap into some joy. Feeling my tension drain as I pedaled up the trail, I thought about the healing cycle of riding my bike and all of the benefits it brings, especially on hard days. I thought about…

Healing through volunteering

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us are feeling disconnected and disheartened. The usual ways that we have to connect with one another aren’t available or are drastically different from what we’re used to. We’ve had to adjust to how we show support and caring, how we express gratitude, and how we take care…

Pedal Report – Winter 2019 Edition

Pedal Report  |  Winter 2019 Edition A Pull to the Future Just six weeks in as the new Executive Director of Sacred Cycle, I am blown away by the organization’s momentum. It takes a village and our village is in urban sprawl mode! With each conversation had, I learn more about the complexity to heal from…