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Conley-Guerrero Adult 50+ Trike Program

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Although our primary focus is on youth bicycle education, youth are just one aspect of the Austin community, and bicycles, in this case tricycles, are for all ages. We recently received five (5) adult trikes so that we could provide safe outdoor low impact recreation to students with mobility and developmental challenges. These are also […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 34

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This week we teamed up with Boys & Girls Club of Austin – East Club and Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club (ARR) for a very special field trip to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Once all the kids were loaded in the bus provided by the Boys & Girls Club, we made the journey to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 33

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Our first Summer Bike Club at Mendez Middle School has been a big hit with the students. We have continued the momentum from our Fall and Spring semester, with many new kids joining up for the fun. Summer Bike Clubs are all about exploring and having fun on bikes with some education thrown into the […]

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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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