Posts Tagged: General

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 83

Langford ES Bike Club had an opportunity to be a part of a special charity event. The Bike Club participated in the Rosedale Ride. The Rosedale Ride is an annual charity bicycle ride which raises money for the Rosedale Foundation, a (501-c3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to support the children of Rosedale School, AISD’s only school […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 69

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative had the pleasure of working with the Turner Roberts Recreation Center in Northeast Austin to teach youth bicycling skills. Students ranging from 1st to 5th grade participated and learned basic skills like stopping, hand signals, scanning, obstacle avoidance, and more. All the students who participated were excited to learn skills that they […]

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Community Bicycle Hubs Update (August 2016)

It is true, we have two Community Bicycle Hubs installed in Austin and a third on its way! Housed in a modified 20’ shipping container owned and managed by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, the Hubs consist of a micro bike shop with an array of tools, stands, and parts for community members to use to repair their […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 68

With a total of more than 80 participants in three events, the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative led Bike Clubs for local YMCA groups this summer at two locations: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and Krieg Fields in Central Austin. At Krieg Fields, the Ghisallo staff, volunteers, and YMCA volunteers led the students from the baseball fields on S. Pleasant […]

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KUT’s Non-Profit of the Month

This August, Austin’s local radio stations KUT/KUTX selected us to be the nonprofit featured in the Get Involved Spotlight! By promoting our mission and services and asking for help from new volunteers, we are able to more easily let Austin know how its citizens can get directly involved with their community. KUT joined us during one of […]

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Gonzales Park Community Meeting (20160730)

After meeting with members of the staffs of the City of Austin Public Works Department’s Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) and Street and Bridge Operations and the City of Austin Library System, as well as neighbors and community members, we were able to hold our first public community meeting to get feedback on the Gonzales Park  and Pump Track Proposal . It […]

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Gonzales Park and Pump Track Proposal

Gonzales Park Project Location: 3001 Gonzales St. Austin, TX 78702 Project summary The proposed site is under the west end of the 7th Street bridge over Tillery Street between Pleasant Valley Road and the railroad tracks. The bridge structure is roughly east-west which provides a perfect shade structure for outdoor activities in the summer. A […]

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Community First! Village Bicycle Hub

The Community First! Village Bicycle Hub is a bicycle maintenance space and lending library located at the Community First! Village in northeast Austin. Housed in a 20’ shipping container owned and managed by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, the hub will provide an array of tools, stands, and parts for residents to use to repair their personal […]

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