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Two Wheels of Awesome 101: Dawson Elementary Bicycle Skills Challenge

This fall the students at Dawson Elementary had their first Bicycle Skills Challenge (BSC) which is an advanced level bike rodeo taught by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. For two days, over 130 students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade participated in the BSC. They began by answering surveys to assess their knowledge of safe biking techniques […]

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Kids Fest and Safety Fair 2018

On October 27th, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative presented the annual KidsFest and Safety Fair at the St. David’s Children’s Hospital. This was a festive Halloween-themed event involving families, community stakeholders and other safety-minded organizations. Along with a variety of fun fair activities, Ghisallo set up a Bicycle Skills Challenge area where kids could practice riding our […]

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Langford Elementary Welcomes the Country’s First Bicycle Lending Library

Students across the country regularly check out books from their school’s library to read at home with their friends and family. What if schools had a library where students, and even their parents, could check out a bicycle to ride with friends and family and, best of all, ride to school? As of November 2018, […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome 100

On a warm and sunny afternoon, the Mendez Middle School bike club took a trip to a new location, Onion Creek. We rolled out from Mendez and biked along South Pleasant Valley Rd. The route had a few hills, and this gave the students the opportunity to practice shifting their gears to make pedaling easier […]

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San Antonio Job Description – Bicycle Skills Challenge Instructor and Community Educator

We are growing to provide programming to even more youth cyclists in Central Texas and are hiring! Title:​ Bicycle Skills Challenge Instructor and Community Educator Reports​ ​To:​ Executive Director & San Antonio Programs Coordinator Location: San Antonio, Texas Date​ ​Available:​ ​November 1st, 2018 Job​ ​Description You will be part of a team of two based […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome Episode 99

Last week the Mendez Middle School Bike Club took place on a cool and misty day. Biking in fall weather provided a fun new challenge for everyone. The Mendez students excitedly debated what their Bike Club’s destination should be. Eventually, the group decided to head to Dove Springs District Park and visit the playground there. […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome: Episode 98

Along with our after school programs, Ghisallo offers an Earn-A-Bike program stationed at Boys and Girls Club East.  Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our lead instructors Girmawi encourages the kids to join the team in the bike shop to learn the basics of bike maintenance. For some, that means picking out a bike to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome- Episode 97

Exploring the culture and art of Austin is one of our students favorite activities. Along the Hike and Bike Trail lay multiple sculptures of various mediums showcasing the talent of local Austin artists. The students at Sanchez Elementary had passed by this art a few times on their previous rides and decided today they wanted […]

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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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