For the many families in our community struggling with depression, drug addiction, alcoholism, eating disorders and mental health issues, Mountain Youth and Seagull Cycles are hosting a Family Recovery Hike in Eagle Sunday.
The journey is for those who are recovering, who are interested in healing, or who are supporting someone in recovery.
The all-skill ATV ride will begin at Seagull Cycles (422 McIntire Stree) in Eagle at 3:30 pm sharp. Kyle Foster of Seagull Cycles is passionate about supporting the overall well-being of families and youth in our community and realizes that there is a gap in providing mental health services for everyone during these difficult times.
âI developed these rides to support my recovery and found that when we openly talk about these issues, more people feel comfortable talking about what they’re going through,â Foster said in a statement. Press.
The Recovery Ride offers a safe space with a supportive atmosphere without pressure. Riders are welcome to share their story or just enjoy the group ride and connection.
Foster will continue to offer his recovery walks as a peer support leader through Eagle Valley Behavioral Health in the community. He will continue to push the boundaries of his cycling endeavors and his passion for mental health awareness and recovery.
Like any endurance sport, mountain biking has what can seem like overwhelming ups and downs seemingly impossible to climb. Foster said he will continue to endure, and he hopes you will join him as he has personally witnessed how his sport of mountain biking can transform lives in so many ways. He is a living testimony to this and continues to inspire many.
Amy Hermes, a local addiction counselor and a licensed professional counselor will be on hand to offer recovery information and support.
âWhen approaching substance abuse issues, the mind-body connection is essential. Sometimes we lose agreement with ourselves, and sometimes this disconnection leads to substance abuse. We all have underlying needs, and when they’re not being met, we often turn to substances, âsaid HermÃ¨s, who is also an avid mountain biker. âThrough movement and reconnection with ourselves and with others, we can overcome personal challenges or other behaviors that don’t serve us.
The Move Chat Parent series was created by Family Education Manager Amy Baker of Mountain Youth to provide a positive, active, informative, encouraging and fun parenting movement and event that has helped demystify recovery and provide a access to support and other families seeking to engage in healthy lifestyle choices.
To participate in the Sunday recovery hike, come to Seagull Cycles in Eagle from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm You will find homemade granola bars, wraps and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks.
If you or someone you know is looking for resources for substance use issues, please visit EagleValleyBH.org/get-help-now/addiction-and-substance-abuse.
If you or someone you know is struggling, Hope Center’s team of professional clinicians are available 24/7 to support residents of Eagle County during difficult times 970-306-4673