Wheels and Wineries 2020

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Wheels and Wineries 2020

Wheels & Wineries is a cycling event to support video workshops with foster youth and to raise awareness for CASA organizations. Cycle scenic roads and then relax outdoors at a vineyard. 

Three wineries are participating. They each have delicious wines, and beautiful settings for kicking back and enjoying life: Mountain View Vineyards, Big Creek Vineyard and Eagles Rest Cellars.

All routes start and end at Mountain View Vineyard and Winery with parking available.

Choose your challenge:

Ride One (Roundtrip between two wineries): 24 miles

Ride Two (Roundtrip between two wineries): Approx. 40 miles and 2400ft elevation gain

Ride Three (Full Loop all three wineries): Approx. 55 miles and 4000ft elevation gain

Fourth Option is a One Way from winery 1 to winery 3: 12 miles

This is not a group ride. This is a self-guided ride. You'll receive a link to the route map and cue sheet after registration. Start your ride solo or with a small group at any time within these staggered start times - NOTE: start times have changed: 

· Ride One and Two: start between 8:30 am and 11:00am 

· Ride Three: start anytime after 8:00 am (and finish ride by 3pm)

Staggered start times provide safety precautions—avoiding large groups on the roads.

All registered cyclists are requested to raise money, a minimum of $20, as part of their participation. The registered cyclist who raises the most money will receive a prize. 

100% of donations will go to Yellow Hat Films for workshops and equipment.

All registered cyclists will receive an email with:

·map location of winery and instructions for parking

·Route Map - PDF to print and a link for phone app

·a cue sheet for printing

·a winery ‘passport’ to print and bring to event

·a waiver to sign and return

·tips on safe road cycling

·fundraising tips

More Details:

About the route roads

• Routes follow lightly traveled roads, but there are a few segments that require travel on busier roads

• A couple roads are a little bumpy and we’ll indicate this on the cue sheets

• Ride Three (56-miles) appeals to the more experienced cyclist, or any cyclist looking for a challenge.

• This cycling event does not include SAG (Support and Gear) Assistance during the ride. 

Rest Stops

• Stops at the wineries will have a volunteer on site and water, fruit, nuts, snacks, bathrooms available.

• There are no designated rest stops in between the wineries. (We can provide recommendations on places to stop.)

Required for this ride:

• Bicycle helmet and bicycle in good working order

• Blinky lights (safety lights) front and back

• Cyclists must obey the rules of the road

• Mask or face covering required at wineries

• Cell phone, fully charged, with route downloaded for navigation (and/or cue sheet)

• Signed Waiver

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About Yellow Hat Films:  Yellow Hat Films Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit dedicated to providing creative media tools and video training to foster youth (and other under-represented youth) to give them a voice in a complex system.  

About CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): A CASA is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court.  

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When
Sunday September 13th
8:00 AM
Where
Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery, Walters Road, Stroudsburg, PA, USA
2332 Walters Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA

Story
About the Project

Youth create footage of what is important to them—places, hobbies, artwork, words or music. A videographer provides training and coaches the youth during a process of self-expression. With youth as creators, the videos are authentic and representative of their personalities and personal values. The program will focus on teens in foster care and foster youth transitioning out of care.

Many children in the foster care system are frustrated because they feel their voices go unheard. “I do think that sometimes we aren't very good at listening to kids or engaging with kids,” Goodman says. “Some people just don't value the youth voice — and I think we should.”--Denise Goodman, a child welfare professional and consultant with the Annie E. Casey Foundation [https://mashable.com/article/foster-care-problems/ ]

Trauma

Children in foster care have been exposed to some form of trauma. Being placed in foster care is traumatic for children because it means the loss of their birth family and often friends, choolmates, teachers, and everything familiar.

Trauma can affect children’s brains, bodies, behavior, and ways of thinking. Approximately one in four children in foster care will show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A Few Statistics

Nationally, 164,554 older youth ages 14 to 21 were in the foster care system in FY 2017 (approximately 25% of the country’s overall foster care population) [1] A young person’s brain undergoes large developmental changes between the ages of 14 and 25. During this time, young people are exploring their sense of identity, seeking greater independence, and developing decision-making and coping skills.[2] [June 3, 2019 Childtrends.org]

[1] Based on Child Trends Analysis of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data.

[2] Arnett, J. J. (2007). Emerging adulthood: What is it, and what is it good for? Child Development Perspectives, 1(2), 68–73.

A objective is mentorship and companionship for the foster youth and guidance in the process of self-expression and self-discovery.

100% of donations will go to Yellow Hat Films for workshops and equipment. This fundraiser is to support the first workshops in PA.

Budget 

Cost Breakdown:

Workshop for 3 to 5 youth (personnel, material, shipping, refreshments): $400 to $450

Equipment (camera, mic, memory card, tripod): approx $300/youth

Editing and production: approx $360 / video

If the goal of this fundraiser is met, costs for one workshop and equipment for 3 youth and video editing for 1 video will be covered.

About Yellow Hat Films:  Yellow Hat Films Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit dedicated to providing creative media tools and video training to foster youth (and other under-represented youth) to give them a voice in a complex system.  

About CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): A CASA is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. CASA organizations are all nonprofits providing well-trained volunteer advocates for children living in foster care. CASAs understand the vital need for the child to have a voice in the courtroom—and that each child is an individual with unique needs. No special skills are required to be a CASA volunteer and free training is provided.

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