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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 96

The students at Metz Elementary had a very special opportunity to meet with Council Member Gregorio Casar. Using the skills they had learned on previous rides, the kids took Chicon Street down to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail to reach their downtown destination. It was the first time many of the students […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 95

As the semester progresses, so do the students in bike club, allowing us to travel to destinations that are off the beaten path. There are lots of parts of Austin that can be discovered by riding dirt trails instead of paved roads. The students at Dove Springs felt that they had conquered the streets in […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 94

The kids at Sanchez Elementary are always excited for bike club adventures. Every Monday they ask us, “where are we going today?” This time, we left the destination up to them. With a resounding, “the park,” we decided to venture through the streets of East Austin, ending at the Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 93

Partnering with the Kealing Parks & Rec Class taught by Alex Hendrex, we took the kids from Kealing Middle School on an epic bike adventure. The students had heard from their classmates who participated last year how much fun the ride was, so they were more than eager to get out and get on the […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 92

Week two of bike club for the students at Mendez Middle School means hitting the track to practice safety skills. Stopping, signaling, scanning, and communication are key when riding on the road, especially in a group. After re-teaching their instructors the 5 Steps to Fitting a Helmet, the kids at Mendez headed outside with their […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 91

Back to school for AISD means the return of after-school Bike Clubs for the students. With the help of Bicycle Sport Shop and Specialized, we at Ghisallo are able to partner with AISD Schools, Parks and Rec centers, and the Boys and Girls Club in the greater Austin area to provide over 20 weekly bicycle […]

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40 In 40 Bike Build

The 40 In 40 Bike Build is where we assembled 40 bikes in 40 minutes with the help of over 100 volunteers. 30 will live out at Community First Village as part of an on-site bicycle lending library based out of our Ghisallo Bicycle Hub and the other 10 will join our High School level lending library […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 90

Rodriguez Elementary bike club is one of the most popular programs at the school, and for good reason. We ride all around their neighborhood so they can find new routes and even some things they haven’t seen before. This time we have a class of students from past classes so they got rolling quickly. We […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 89

We had a solid week of riding with Communities In Schools of Central Texas staff and their Santa Rita youth crew, teaching them about bike safety, how to properly use your bicycle for transportation, navigating Austin and exploring their city by heading to interesting destinations. The bike club hit the splash pad, the boardwalk and […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 88

Our Boys & Girls Club program started out on their first Bike Club of the Summer today. We had a large class of seasoned riders. It was a hot day so we made many stops for water and shade along the way. We rode nearly 10 miles in one day! On the way back we […]

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