It is that time again… The ABGB + Ghisallo Holiday Bike Builds!
Beer + Pizza + Party = Bikes for Kids
Say “Hell Yes!” to getting together with your friends and co-workers and helping deserving kids have the opportunity to learn to ride to the park, the pool, their friend’s house, and school.
Sponsoring a bike build is only $300 per bike thanks to us teaming up with woom, who is matching each bike with a $150-$200 in-kind donation (MSRP $450-$500 based on woom 4, 5, and 6 pricing) AND for each bike built, they will donate a woom 1, 2, or 3 (12″, 14″, or 16″) to our Bike Start program! Plus, your payment goes directly to Ghisallo and is tax-deductible!
By saying Hell Yes!, you’re helping Ghisallo with a few of their innovative programs: Bike Start and Bike Club as well as helping us replace aging bikes in their high volume Bicycle Skills Challenge program fleet.
The Bike Club program focuses on exploration, navigation, and transportation, provides the opportunity for youth to explore and connect with their communities, to learn to navigate and access the city, and to use their bikes for transportation to the park, the pool, their friend’s house, and school. With this program, Ghisallo works with undeserved 3rd-8th graders primarily at Title 1 schools, and since 2013, they have served more than 22,000 youth participants via Bike Clubs and our Earn-A-Bike programs at over 30 sites across Austin!
BikeStart is a learn to ride program. Being able to ride a bike is a life skill that doesn’t just provide physical and mental health benefits, but also enables self-directed transportation. Ghisallo has discovered that a surprisingly high number of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders do not know how to ride a bike. With the new bikes you help us build, we’ll be able to support Ghisallo in expanding this programing to more children in underserved areas of Austin. At full scale, BikeStart would be the only high-volume learn-to-ride program of its kind in Austin.
And last but not least is our Bicycle Skills Challenge program which has been provided to more than 13,000 youth participants since 2013. These programs develop foundational skills in a large segment of the school population (high-volume, all 3rd – 5th grade students), increasing safety and riding skills proficiency as well as driving interest and demand for cycling and follow-on programs like Bike Clubs.
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