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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 71

Today we held a Bike Rodeo at Brentwood Elementary. The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative Bike Rodeo educated 256 participants in 3rd through 5th grade at Brentwood Elementary School. We partnered with Karen Marshall and performed the program during PE. Students and staff had a fun and educational four days at the Bike Rodeo. We were able […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 70

The students at Martin Middle School excelled in riding to one of their favorite destinations this week! The Ninth Street Pump Track is an accessible BMX Park in the middle of downtown Austin. For Martin students, the reward of several small dirt jumps at the end of a scenic ride by the river has always […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 69

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative had the pleasure of working with the Turner Roberts Recreation Center in Northeast Austin to teach youth bicycling skills. Students ranging from 1st to 5th grade participated and learned basic skills like stopping, hand signals, scanning, obstacle avoidance, and more. All the students who participated were excited to learn skills that they […]

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Community Bicycle Hubs Update (August 2016)

It is true, we have two Community Bicycle Hubs installed in Austin and a third on its way! Housed in a modified 20’ shipping container owned and managed by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, the Hubs consist of a micro bike shop with an array of tools, stands, and parts for community members to use to repair their […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 68

With a total of more than 80 participants in three events, the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative led Bike Clubs for local YMCA groups this summer at two locations: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and Krieg Fields in Central Austin. At Krieg Fields, the Ghisallo staff, volunteers, and YMCA volunteers led the students from the baseball fields on S. Pleasant […]

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KUT’s Non-Profit of the Month

This August, Austin’s local radio stations KUT/KUTX selected us to be the nonprofit featured in the Get Involved Spotlight! By promoting our mission and services and asking for help from new volunteers, we are able to more easily let Austin know how its citizens can get directly involved with their community. KUT joined us during one of […]

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Gonzales Park Community Meeting (20160730)

After meeting with members of the staffs of the City of Austin Public Works Department’s Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) and Street and Bridge Operations and the City of Austin Library System, as well as neighbors and community members, we were able to hold our first public community meeting to get feedback on the Gonzales Park  and Pump Track Proposal . It […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 67

Reilly Elementary School’s Summer bike club is rolling! In the classroom, students imagined where they might ride their bikes someday & learned how to fit their helmets properly. Later, students shared Strider Balance Bikes on the blacktop outside & learned how to balance & steer the bike, 2 of the 3 skills to learning to […]

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Gonzales Park and Pump Track Proposal

Gonzales Park Project Location: 3001 Gonzales St. Austin, TX 78702 Project summary The proposed site is under the west end of the 7th Street bridge over Tillery Street between Pleasant Valley Road and the railroad tracks. The bridge structure is roughly east-west which provides a perfect shade structure for outdoor activities in the summer. A […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 66

At Paredes Middle School we had the largest group of riders this Summer. We had a good mix of veteran riders and kids new to the bike club. The veterans were quick to help as we worked on the ABCD Quick Check, pumping up tires and putting on helmets. After some quick laps around the […]

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