Program Spotlight: Staying in Touch

The opportunity for our clients to have daily check-ins, via email, with other survivors is one of the components of the Sacred Cycle program, long after the season has ended. The daily check-ins are a way to support and be supported throughout the year. Clients are asked to share things they are grateful for. They…

Pedal Report – Winter 2018 Edition

  View this email in your browser Pedal Report  |  Winter 2018 Edition Happy New Year from Sacred Cycle 2018 has certainly been a busy year. We are grateful for the ongoing support! In the past several months, Sacred Cycle has received very exciting film and television inquiries. Organizations from NBC Nightly News and Specialized Bikes to independent…

The Summit

Guest blogger: Shay Castle | . I’ve never liked my body. In fact, I’ve hated and distrusted it most of my life. I see it primarily as an object of desire, and for this, I feel great shame. My body is not for me, it is for them: to admire, to use.

Pedal Report – Fall 2018 Edition

  Pedal Report  |  Fall 2018 Edition Second Season Wraps Up With an early fall fast approaching and the 2018 season winding down, thank you for the support you provided, financially, through volunteerism, becoming more educated in the issues affecting survivors, or by simply bearing witness to the suffering of others. This season we have four…

Racing with Sacred Cycle! 

The Sacred Cycle Race Team has had a strong season including many podium appearances in races such as the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, Gunnison Growler, Go-Pro Games, Bailey Hundo, Breckenridge 100, Steamboat Stinger and the infamous Leadville 100. You can keep tabs on our racers through our Facebook and Instagram pages. Being a Sacred…

Fool’s Gold, Real Gold

In our world, we so often relate to people as objects. We even relate to ourselves as objects. It happens everyday. It’s so easy to see people as fixed and definite things to extract gain from; and to try to gain by presenting ourselves as fixed and definite. (This mindset has a long history in…

Why Go Outside? Benefits of Wilderness Experiences for People with PTSD

“…Using nature as a metaphor, it is possible very quickly to access deeply traumatic events and to work on the most difficult feelings, and the life cycle embodied in nature carries the promise of healing.” – Linden & Grut, 2002 Mountain biking through the Colorado wilderness – cycling through aspen and pine, wildflowers, and the…

Ride Bikes, Be Happy: How Mountain Biking Improves My Mental Health

I love to mountain bike. Even when I am not physically on a bike, a vast majority of my thoughts revolve around riding bikes–future rides, past rides, what bikes or components or gear I want to buy someday, skills I want to work on, how I can mountain bike even more than I already do… the…

Trauma and the Journey of Recovery

Nearly one in four girls will be sexually assaulted before she turns 18 (a). One in five adult women will be raped in her lifetime (b). This means that if you aren’t a survivor of sexual assault yourself, chances are, you know at least several women who are. This article is an effort to give…