SCAVENGER HUNT

Put your bikepacking skills to the test is this Wildcat scavenger hunt.

FREE TIME

(ride/hike/meditate/journal)

Go for a ride, take a hike, or just take a nap. Embrace the joy of missing out and take some time to do whatever it is that recharges you.

DISMANTLING TOXIC MASCULINITY FROM WITHIN

What is toxic masculinity? This session will hold space to share experiences and ideas on how we can and have worked to dismantle toxic masculinity from within ourselves and our communities. Together we will explore ways we can do better. Open to all with an emphasis on trans and non binary identifying folks- whether they are out or not..

FAT BIKERS

Creating space for body size diversity in the adventure cycling community

Folks will be invited to explore the connections between the experience of a bikers body and the activity of adventure cycling. We will cover some gear basics for larger bodies and open the space up to share related tips and tricks. To close the group we will discuss how to build a size diverse community of adventure cyclists by examining a few outdoor adventure groups that work to create space for fat people to recreate. **This session is not just for people in larger bodies. It is about creating empathy and connecting people with their own bodies.**

FREE TIME

(ride/hike/meditate/journal)

Go for a ride, take a hike, or just take a nap. Embrace the joy of missing out and take some time to do whatever it is that recharges you.

YOGA

Take a breath and check in each morning with yoga classes led by Keyonda Mcquarters.

MORNING CIRCLE

Circle up, friends. We will begin each day with a quick check in to go over announcements, updates and whatever else needs tending to.

BIKE FIT FOR EVERYBODY

Having a well-fitting bike is an essential part of being comfortable and injury-free in the saddle. I will discuss some basic bike fit principles, saddle selection, and ways to self-assess potential issues on the bike. I will touch on the industry trend toward “women’s” vs “men’s” design in bikes and saddles, how that binary doesn’t serve every body, and tools to a better approach that puts the rider and their unique body first.

ADVENTURES IN GENDER: ADVOCATE & EXPLORE OUR AUTHENTIC SELVES

Explore your gender identity in a space where we can be our authentic selves! Better understanding our relationship with our gender identity can be empowering and help us better advocate for others. Hear what our doctors say: that gender comes from the brain and from deep within the heart! Work together to learn about privilege, oppression, and practice how to speak up for others. Learn how to recognize and build healthy relationships with your fellow lgbtqia2s+ bicycle community, break apart the binary, and be a vigilant ally to your fellow community members.

STORYTELLING: BIKE TRAVEL AS A DECOLONIZING PROCESS

Join Maria for a discussion about the transformative power of storytelling. In Dancing on our Turtle’s Back, Nishnaabeg scholar Leanne Simpson explains the importance of narrating our stories of struggle, growth and survival: “Storytelling is at its core decolonizing, because it is a process of remembering, visioning and creating a just reality… Storytelling then becomes a lens through which we can envision our way out of cognitive imperialism, where we can create models and mirrors where none existed, and where we can experience the spaces of freedom and justice.”