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Amplify Youth Cycling In Austin

Please help amplify the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and youth cycling in Austin by giving during the Amplify Austin event this Thursday! Amplify Austin is a 24-hour giving day from 6pm Thursday, March 20, to 6pm Friday, March 21, 2014. But, you don’t have to wait until Thursday, you can pre-schedule your donation now through our […]

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Bike and Urban Trails Plan Open House & Bike Rodeo

We are partnering with the City of Austin during their Bike and Urban Trails Plan Open House by providing a Bike Rodeo! Come provide input on the City’s Bike and Urban Trails Plan and bring the kids, their bike and a helmet. Austin’s Yellow Bike Project will have mechanics on hand to give their bikes […]

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Austin Yellow Bike and the Great Bicycle Swap of Feburary 2014

A big thanks and shout-out to Austin Yellow Bike for helping make sure our Earn-A-Bike and Maintenance Program at Boys and Girls Club has plenty of kids bikes for the students to work on. We had a trailer of 23 adult sized bikes and bikes with too few parts for us to be able to […]

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LAB Clean-Up, A Team Effort

Raquel Mena is a rock star and the instigator of our first clean-up of 2014. While we have been working to keep the LAB I-35 underpass in a reasonably glass and trash free condition since early 2011, Raquel is the first person so far to e-mail me and say that the site is a mess […]

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A New To Us Bike Fleet

Last Fall we were excited to receive a call from Cynthia Weisinger of the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club to give us the heads up that we had been selected as the recipient of their 2013 Cranksgiving fundraiser. They were going to use the event to purchase a new fleet of bikes for their […]

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Public Bike Parking Facility Beautification Recap

After a long and patient wait while permits were waved and plants and soil secured we completed the landscaping project at 11th and Navasota! The goal of the project was to beautify the two un-landscaped ROW areas adjacent to the 11th and Navasota public bike parking island (concrete platform with 4 bike racks). We excavated […]

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Boys and Girls Club EAST Bike Club End of Summer

The summer is coming to an end and so is the final summer session of the Boys and Girls Club EAST Campus Bike Club. It was a little slow as summer always is when you are dealing with kids and the infinite activity opportunities available during their summer break, but we still got a lot […]

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Bike-to-Work Day 2013

Clear skies and a steady flow of riders that filled up the front and back of a sign-in sheet and a few spilled over onto another. Sixty to seventy riders made their way through our morning station at the 4th Street I-35 underpass collecting a goody bag, a KIND bar and coffee from Texas Coffee […]

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Maplewood Elementary’s Bike-to-School Day

We were proud to participate in Maplewood Elementary’s Bike-to-School Day this month. Maplewood Elementary has a thriving student bike commuter culture with strong support from parents and the community at large. The ride began at the pool and basketball courts in the adjacent Muller Development and was as much a bike parade as a ride […]

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Maplewood Elementary Spring Fling Bike Rodeo

Another resounding success! We brought loaner bikes this time around which came in pretty handy and lead to an addition 5 or 6 students being able to participate. Over 50 students completed the three courses and many more bikes arrived to get some good TLC from our friends at Windmill Bicycles. A big shout to […]

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