SAFETY AND FREEDOM

Gender Inclusivity in Youth Bicycle Education

Skillshare and facilitated discussion of curriculum and best practices that support gender inclusivity and queer safe space while teaching kids about bikes and safety. Cycles of Change collective members will give examples of our curriculum and host a discussion about how to engage youth effectively through educational programming on bikes.

WILDERNESS FOR RESILIENCE

In summer 2015, Stanford researchers published a study elucidating the connection between time spent in nature and decreased the likelihood of depression symptoms. Many QTBIPoC have long known of the benefits of spending time in natural settings, whether we were conscious of this awareness or not. In fact, many of us have spiritual roots in the natural world; we’ve found home there. In this session, we’ll break down the study a little bit, discuss our collective experiences with nature as a source of healing, and begin naming and addressing the barriers to access many in our communities face. The session is planned as an interactive discussion in which all participants are seen as experts with valuable contributions based on their real-world experiences.

CREATING SAFE(R) SPACES

Recognizing Power to Heal Ourselves

For this session, we will talk about some practical ways to create safe(r) spaces. Participants will lead a theater of the oppressed workshop that they can take back to their communities. Through this hands-on activity, participants will access tools for addressing difficult topics like privilege and power. After the activity, we will debrief and talk about how we can better implement anti-oppressive practices in our bike-shops, activist groups, and social circles.

FORAGING PLANTS AS MEDICINE AND FIRST AID

When you’re headed out on an adventure, the last thing you want to think about is catching a case of poison ivy or bringing extra aspirin to sooth some killer cramps. Luckily, mother nature’s got you covered! This is an experiential learning session in which we will explore the woods around us, identify several plants, discuss their medicinal uses, and learn how to properly and easily process them so their magic can be harnessed on the trail when we need it.

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.

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.

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.

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.