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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 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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