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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 16

The Earn-A-Bike program at Boys and Girls Club East started off with a bang this semester! A flurry of new students flocked to class to gain skills and earn bikes for themselves. New students will be aided by instructors in the coming months to gain bikes, knowledge and a sense of pride in their work! […]

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Perez Elementary: In-School Bike Rodeo (3/10-12)

This week the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is partnering with PE Coach Megan Vasquez and Perez Elementary to have a 3day PE Class Bike Rodeo. We will be working with all 3-5th graders. We look forward to another great week of in-school cycling education.

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 15

The students of Metz Elementary School had a great week! All the kids had big smiles while completing their Bike Rodeo Badge. Bike Rodeos are one of the core activities of the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. Bike Rodeos are instructional workshops where riders learn safety and practical riding skills to prepare them for riding independently in […]

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Youth Bike Ride at Mueller Farmers’ Market – Sunday: 3/1/2015

Austin, get your kids on bikes. Join WoombikesUSA, Mueller Farmers Market and the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative on March 1st as we ride along the Mueller Hike and Bike Trail! Multiple ride times and shorter and longer routes for varying age levels; instructors and volunteers will assist along the ride. Parents and adults are more than […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 14

While the Martin Middle School Valentine’s Day dance may have deterred most participants from attending Bike Club this week, dedicated students Michael and Carlos were still ready to ride! These experienced riders alternated leading this small group on their longest journey in Martin Middle School Bike Club history! The route followed East Fifth Street to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 13

Mendez Middle School Bike Club is back in full swing. New and veteran students were excited about the new semester. We started with some review and some foundational work to get all the students up to speed. The veteran riders, Michelle, and Myron were a big help with the new recruits. After some short rides […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 12

This year we have a new Bike Club at Metz Elementary. The group of 4th and 5th graders were very excited to get started. They even formed up in a circle on their own, ready to learn. With a  “What do we do first class?” from Mr Jake and a “Put on our helmets!” response, […]

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2014 Year In Review

2014 was a real year of growth for us. Throughout the year we served 1756 youth participants in our Bike Clubs and Earn-A-Bike/Bike Shop program plus 913 additional students during Bike Rodeos. Overall during the Fall we provided: – 11 weekly Bike Club and Earn-A-Bike programs – totaling 17 hours a week of in-depth after-school […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 11

The CX 2015 Project offered to let riders from the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative CX Clinics partnership race for free at their Quest ATX Cyclocross Challenge race on December 20th. Denzel (one of our Shop Assistants), brother and sister team Jesus and Tina, and Carlos all came out on the field trip. We all loaded into the […]

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