Checking in with your own mental health and that of others is really important. This workshop will focus on ways to ‘tighten your headset’ and try and work on keeping a positive outlook on things and some strategies to manage the not so good time.
Whatever day of the week, being happy and staying positive isn’t always possible (or easy) so we will also look at what it is to have vulnerability, and that this is an entirely ok way to feel.
Next, we will touch on what resilience is, why it is important and how you can look to use this to your advantage.
If you put all these things together hopefully we can help you to build your own self-confidence!
VIDEO: Cycling and Mental Health
ON THE BIKE: RIGHT AND WONKY
We have two bikes today, it’s up to you to work out which one is dialled and which one needs work.
Can you name some of the local support services in your area?
ON THE BIKE: City Dirt exploring! Can you choose one of the skills you have learnt throughout the semester on the bike and work on it? It might be pumping, bunnyhops, jumping or just riding confidently around the track!
INTEROCEPTION: BACK AT IT!
When we complete a simple ride around the park think about how your BACK feels. Where did you feel it? What did you feel?
Build it and they will come! This workshop we will look into how our local riding spots get built and what it takes to keep them up and running. We will also have a guest come in and give us a bit of background on what it takes to build riding facilities.
If we use local dirt jumps as an example, think about how they got there in the first place. Here are some points to get you started:
Who’s had the idea?
Who owns the land it sits on?
Who built it?
Did they need permits – what are permits?
Who decides what it looks like?
What kind of machinery is needed?
These are just some of the aspects that go into creating and building riding infrastructure (parks, trails, bike paths). Try and see if you can do some research and come up with some others!
Getting ‘active in your community’ can mean many things. This workshop we will look at why we should promote bike riding in the community and how we might go about it.
Lighthouse Youth Projects run many different types of programs and workshops. Our Get Stoked! sessions are designed to engage young people like yourselves, encourage them to use their local riding spots and also get friends and family involved.
So what does it take to stage an event? Let’s look at just some of the steps:
Where / When / Who / Where
Timings / Schedule
Other aspect such as permits, materials, facilities (toilets are important!!)
How do we tell people our event is on?
Do they need to buy tickets?
3. STAGING – The big day!
Check-in/registration – if you need it!
Run sheet – instructions if required
4. THANKYOU’S AND WRAP UP
Acknowledge anyone who has helped you out
Thankyou’s to people who attended
Payment for anything hired on the day
Pro’s and Cons – do we need to anything better next time?
We’ve talked about the different riding communities and how they can work together. This workshop we will find out a little more about different disciplines and the cycling clubs!
Here are some local cycling clubs in the Greater Adelaide area:
The Cove BMX Club
Inside Line MTB Club (Statewide)
Adelaide MTB Club (Statewide)
Gravity Enduro of South Australia (you guessed it, statewide)
South Coast Cycling Club (for Road Riding)
Cycling clubs are small (or large) organisations that hold regular events. These may be races or just social events, to be included in these events you can become a member which is sometimes like joining one big bike family.
BMX has racing, freestyle, flatland and street. For each type, the bike itself may be different in its look and design and the skills that the rider has will have varied strengths and weaknesses. The racing discipline of BMX is the one most likely to be associated with a club.
VIDEO: BMX RACE
ON THE BIKE: RACE TIME!
Today we are going to go to your local BMX track and have a look at the features, what makes it different from our local pump track and jumps and also try and see what a race might look like.
INTEROCEPTION: Freewheelin’ Free choice for your activity today, but remember…