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Specialized Dealer Grant with Bicycle Sport Shop

Team work makes the dream work. We are proud to announce we received a Specialized Dealer Grant as part of our partnership with Bicycle Sport Shop. The grant consisted of five [5] Hot Rock 24″ mountain bikes and Align helmets which are now in use in our summer programs at Reilly Elementary School, Mendez Middle […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 29

the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative was excited to be invited to be a part of the first ever Baranoff Elementary School Wellness Day. The Wellness Day is different than traditional field days in that all children participate all day, in a cooperative, not competitive, atmosphere. It is a day dedicated to celebrating wellness, and it consists […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 28

One of the many new programs this semester was started at St Elmo Elementary School. The kids were super-excited from Day 1 to have the Bike Club during Primetime After-School program. This was a special class as 8 of the 10 students were girls. This is a new mark as far as the class ratio […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 27

The Mendez Middle School students worked hard and played hard at Bike Club this week! As semesters progress and students are introduced to a variety of routes around town, instructors are able to give students the responsibility of choosing ride destinations for their class. This class, Mendez students chose to take the seven-mile trek to […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 26

The Metz Elementary Bike Club got to enjoy a relaxing ride and a true Austin experience. The cohort rode to Juiceland to try their signature “Home Run” fruit smoothies as a reward for the work they put in this semester. Students reflected on the street and trail riding skills they have acquired and celebrated the […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 25

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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CANCELED: Community Bike Ride 5/10/2015

With the threat of storms this Sunday combined with it being Mothers’ Day, we are going to cancel this Sunday’s Community Bike Ride and will reschedule it for some point in June. Have a great Mother’s Day and try to stay dry!

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Spring Cycle Academy Hackathon presented by ObjectRocket/Rackspace 5/16/2015

On Saturday May 16th from 9am to 7pm we will have another Hackathon to further develop the Cycle Academy Platform. It is hosted by Rackspace at their ObjectRocket office in Downtown Austin. Food from Tacodeli and Blue Dahlia Bistro plus beverages and snacks by Ghisallo and KIND. We are looking for more developers, so if […]

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Two Wheels of Awesome – Episode 24

Eastside Memorial students gained fame and notoriety this week for their participation in Bike Club! Students basked in the spotlight with pictures featured on posters at Eastside Memorial promoting interesting new clubs! Living up to their reputation, the Club went above and beyond this week by exploring new routes in Austin. Students trekked ten miles […]

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