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Free BikeStart programs to be offered at four locations this summer

Learning how to ride a bike has been a milestone in the lives of so many and is an age old tradition in families everywhere. With the speed at which the world is traveling at these days, youth bicycling has been suffered. Safety is a priority for every parent and caregiver, but the benefits of […]

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Safe Kids Day – Round Rock – 2019

“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” ~ Michael Palin This year at the Safe Kids Day celebration on Saturday, June 8th, we offered two courses: the BikeStart Learn to Ride course and the Bicycle Skills Challenge. We had seventy new and learning cyclists come […]

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Bike to Work Day has never looked better!

Been thinking about riding to work? Jump on the Bike Train! We have three routes planned and there are multiple fueling stations you can drop into if you want to plan your own. Many choices y’all ~ Lets make it a car(e)free day! ============================== SOUTH from Dittmar Recreation Center ============================== Route: https://goo.gl/maps/VHheGmmQTUHidygm7 Dittmar is available as […]

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Community Ride & Keep Austin Beautiful Day Park Clean-Up!

Enjoy helping others get outside and give back to their community? Great! Celebrate with us on a bike ride, a park clean up and party on Keep Austin Beautiful Day! Ghisalllo Cycling Initiative needs folks who are fun, dedicated, personable, and ready to take action to fulfill the Keep Austin Beautiful mission: engaging citizens to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 107: Bike Club on Bikeways

The Bike Club at Reilly Elementary has been rocking and rolling it from day one. On our first day riding off campus, we biked over two miles crossing both Lamar and Airport Boulevard, two very busy intersections, to practice how to safely cross barrier streets (by walking your bike). One of our Bike Club members […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 106: Rodriguez ES Litter Clean-Up Day

Some days it is hard to be on our best behavior. Whatever the reason, sometimes we forget to follow rules and show our best standards of decorum. Our girls in the Rodriguez ES bike club recently had one such day—which included littering at a local playground. The Ghisallo bicycling instructors wanted to teach these students […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 105: Ortega ES Bicycle Skills Challenge

Over two crisp January mornings, 121 students at Ortega Elementary School learned vital bicycle safety skills in the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative Bicycle Skills Challenge (BSC). Each of the two sessions began at 8am inside the gym with the 5th grade students.  The temperature outside was too cold for safe biking on the basketball court in […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 104: End of the Month Ride at Langford Elementary

We had a blast last weekend at Langford Elementary’s first End of the Month Bike Ride of the year. We got extra lucky with the weather as the sun showed up nice and bright after an all-night downpour. Almost three months ago, we kicked off the very first Bicycle Lending Library at Langford Elementary and […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 103: Ann Richards Intersession

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative rang in the New Year by getting a group of young cyclists off to a great start! We began the new semester at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders during their Intersession Enrichment program. Once we collected the permission slips from the ten high school juniors, we dove into our […]

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Bicycle Skills Challenge at Reilly Elementary’s Pop-up Bikeways Event

On Friday, Austin Transportation organized a pop-up bikeways demonstration at Reilly Elementary School to celebrate the upcoming bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Romeria and Denson Drive. We led a bicycle skills challenge course for students and their families to get ready and excited for the two-way protected bikeway that will be installed in front of […]

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