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Two Wheels of Awesome 100

On a warm and sunny afternoon, the Mendez Middle School bike club took a trip to a new location, Onion Creek. We rolled out from Mendez and biked along South Pleasant Valley Rd. The route had a few hills, and this gave the students the opportunity to practice shifting their gears to make pedaling easier […]

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San Antonio Job Description – Bicycle Skills Challenge Instructor and Community Educator

We are growing to provide programming to even more youth cyclists in Central Texas and are hiring! Title:​ Bicycle Skills Challenge Instructor and Community Educator Reports​ ​To:​ Executive Director & San Antonio Programs Coordinator Location: San Antonio, Texas Date​ ​Available:​ ​November 1st, 2018 Job​ ​Description You will be part of a team of two based […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome Episode 99

Last week the Mendez Middle School Bike Club took place on a cool and misty day. Biking in fall weather provided a fun new challenge for everyone. The Mendez students excitedly debated what their Bike Club’s destination should be. Eventually, the group decided to head to Dove Springs District Park and visit the playground there. […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome: Episode 98

Along with our after school programs, Ghisallo offers an Earn-A-Bike program stationed at Boys and Girls Club East.  Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our lead instructors Girmawi encourages the kids to join the team in the bike shop to learn the basics of bike maintenance. For some, that means picking out a bike to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 97

Exploring the culture and art of Austin is one of our students favorite activities. Along the Hike and Bike Trail lay multiple sculptures of various mediums showcasing the talent of local Austin artists. The students at Sanchez Elementary had passed by this art a few times on their previous rides and decided today they wanted […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 96

The students at Metz Elementary had a very special opportunity to meet with Council Member Gregorio Casar. Using the skills they had learned on previous rides, the kids took Chicon Street down to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail to reach their downtown destination. It was the first time many of the students […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 95

As the semester progresses, so do the students in bike club, allowing us to travel to destinations that are off the beaten path. There are lots of parts of Austin that can be discovered by riding dirt trails instead of paved roads. The students at Dove Springs felt that they had conquered the streets in […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 94

The kids at Sanchez Elementary are always excited for bike club adventures. Every Monday they ask us, “where are we going today?” This time, we left the destination up to them. With a resounding, “the park,” we decided to venture through the streets of East Austin, ending at the Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 93

Partnering with the Kealing Parks & Rec Class taught by Alex Hendrex, we took the kids from Kealing Middle School on an epic bike adventure. The students had heard from their classmates who participated last year how much fun the ride was, so they were more than eager to get out and get on the […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 92

Week two of bike club for the students at Mendez Middle School means hitting the track to practice safety skills. Stopping, signaling, scanning, and communication are key when riding on the road, especially in a group. After re-teaching their instructors the 5 Steps to Fitting a Helmet, the kids at Mendez headed outside with their […]

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