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Rosewood Neighborhood Bicycle Census

Since 2011, the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative has been growing its programs and services offered within Austin. Many of these focus on East Austin communities involving Martin Middle School and the Boys and Girls Club East Campus, as well as pop-up events such as Bike Rodeos and Bike Valets for events like Cinema East. To help […]

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Women.Design.Build Bike Maintenance ShopTalk #2

This was our second Bike Maintenance ShopTalk in partnership with Women.Design.Build and it expanded on the overview provided during ShopTalk #1 to provide hands on instruction of new new skills and techniques for keeping you running strong. We had free coffee from Texas Coffee Traders and we were hosted by the

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Allandale Bike Rodeo

We had a super successful Bike Rodeo & Bike Swap Meet today with the Allandale Neighborhood on Lamar Middle School’s campus. A bunch of families came out to learn how to properly adjust their helmets, get their bikes checked over plus some basic maintenance by mechanics from Nelo’s Cycles and Sun & Ski Sports, and […]

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As Gas Prices Soar, So Does The Increase In Cyclists In The US

Jason Dearen reports that San Francisco is seeing a 71-percent increase in cyclists in the past five years, and Los Angeles is reporting a 32 percent increase from 2009-2011. Both findings gibe with the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which found a 63 percent increase in bicycle commuters from 2000 to 2010 in the […]

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Public Bike Parking Facility Beautification (East 11th and Navasota)

We have been awarded a Keep Austin Beautiful grant to beautify a public bike parking facility in East Austin! The goal of the project is to beautify the two un-landscaped ROW areas adjacent to the new 11th and Navasota public bike parking island (concrete platform with 4 bike racks). We will need to excavate 2-3” […]

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KAB Volunteer Spotlight

From the most recent Keep Austin Beautiful newsletter: Have you ever noticed trash on the sidewalks when you are walking or biking downtown? Thanks to Christopher Stanton, executive director of the non-profit the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, you probably see a lot less. Christopher has organized over 35 cleanups with KAB in the past two years. […]

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Lets Talk Numbers

“We can talk on and on about the various benefits that come with bikes, but when it comes to municipalities actually implementing policies and infrastructure, the conversation will inevitably turn to numbers. How do the real costs of driving a car compare with the costs of riding a bike? We believe we have developed a […]

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Women.Design.Build Bike Maintenance Brunch

A morning filled with mimosas, Italian egg sandwiches, coffee, and bike maintenance instructions thanks to the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, Women.Design.Build, and our host Dolce Vita!

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Whole Foods Market’s Annual Team Member Appreciation Event

On Thursday, April 19th, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative wrenches Jordan Patik, Adam Butler, and Christopher Stanton, provided over 4 hours of complimentary bike maintenance at Whole Foods Market’s annual Team Member Appreciation lunch. The event, which hosted approximately 800 Whole Foods team members from their flagship Lamar store, Global and Southwest Regional offices, was part of […]

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