Life blurs together. We try to make sense of it. We try to define spaces, carve out time, create balance. The experiences and situations of the last several years have created a deep crevasse that many of us have fallen into. What’s been more evident than ever before is the need for connection: the unmasked smile, the group ride, a laugh with friends.
One of the most difficult things about dealing with mental health is starting — finding the motivation to take that first step. Our lives rarely follow a straight line, and they're never as simple as black and white. UNITY 2023 is a physical representation of the circuitous journey each individual navigates.
The jersey design reflects that life will always be messy, and the lines we use to define our day will never be straight. The color, texture, and light in our lives — our connections and our community — are what provide support and solidarity to begin, and to keep going.
100% of this year’s jersey profits will support two mental-health focused non profit partners (chosen by you at checkout); NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, based in the United States or WHO European Framework for Action on Mental Health based in Europe.
UNITY 2023 takes all the versatility and function of Velocio's Signature Jersey and attaches it to a campaign for supporting those struggling with mental health.
The following stories were shared by our ambassadors, detailing their personal experiences and helping reduce the stigma around openly discussing mental health.