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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 32

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In 2015 we returned to Dobie Middle School for The Ghisallo Foundation Summer Bike Club. It was great to build on the success from our Summer 2014 program. This Summer we had some returning riders from 2014. We also had some students from our Earn-A-Bike Program at The Boys’ & Girls’ Club – East Club. […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 31

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The Mendez Bike Club made their second field trip to McKinney Falls State Park. After a semester of hard work, and plenty of fun, they certainly earned the trip. The group powered through the 6 mile trip to the park. Along the ride the students were great, encouraging each other and using the skills they […]

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Strider Sports International and the Balance Bike

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We have partnered with Strider Sports International to develop an all-ages learn to ride fleet in Austin utilizing Strider’s award winning balance bikes. This is also enabling us to pilot new programming this summer that extends our riding and education classes to include Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade which means we now have programs tailored for […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 30

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For the last two years we have not only been helping run Kealing Middle School‘s Bike Club, but we have also provided the bike ride component of their Parks and Rec Elective Class taught by Alex Hendrix and Cara Crouch. Last year we loaded up a trailer with the ten bikes, two for instructors and […]

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Specialized Dealer Grant with Bicycle Sport Shop

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Team work makes the dream work. We are proud to announce we received a Specialized Dealer Grant as part of our partnership with Bicycle Sport Shop. The grant consisted of five [5] Hot Rock 24″ mountain bikes and Align helmets which are now in use in our summer programs at Reilly Elementary School, Mendez Middle […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 29

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The Ghisallo Foundation was excited to be invited to be a part of the first ever Baranoff Elementary School Wellness Day. The Wellness Day is different than traditional field days in that all children participate all day, in a cooperative, not competitive, atmosphere. It is a day dedicated to celebrating wellness, and it consists of […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 28

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One of the many new programs this semester was started at St Elmo Elementary School. The kids were super-excited from Day 1 to have the Bike Club during Primetime After-School program. This was a special class as 8 of the 10 students were girls. This is a new mark as far as the class ratio […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 27

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The Mendez Middle School students worked hard and played hard at Bike Club this week! As semesters progress and students are introduced to a variety of routes around town, instructors are able to give students the responsibility of choosing ride destinations for their class. This class, Mendez students chose to take the seven-mile trek to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 26

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The Metz Elementary Bike Club got to enjoy a relaxing ride and a true Austin experience. The cohort rode to Juiceland to try their signature “Home Run” fruit smoothies as a reward for the work they put in this semester. Students reflected on the street and trail riding skills they have acquired and celebrated the […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 25

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The students at Martin Middle School excelled in riding to one of their favorite destinations this week! The Ninth Street Pump Track is an accessible BMX Park in the middle of downtown Austin. For Martin students, the reward of several small dirt jumps at the end of a scenic ride by the river has always […]

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