Upcoming Rides in Austin – Spring 2023

Bluebonnets, Redbuds, Biking! Bring on the Springtime Community Rides & Events.

Ride and Thrive Intro to Mountain Biking
for BIPOC Women

Sunday, March 19th, 9am - 11:30am
Meet at Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721
A community effort by ToughCutie, Austin Yellow Bike Project, Cycleast, and Ghisallo, Ride and Thrive is a mountain biking adventure ride catering to BIPOC women and teenage girls. The event includes a flat-fix workshop and a beginner-friendly trail ride.

Green Architecture Bicycle Tour

Saturday, March 25th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet at Mendez Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. Austin, TX 78702
Join U.S. Green Building Council and Ghisallo for an educational bike tour of green sites in Austin. Learn about sustainability projects along LadyBird Lake Trail and LEED-certified sites including the Central Library, Seaholm Power Plant, Mexican American Cultural Center, and City Hall. This route is suitable for adults and teens – mostly flat, beginner level pace, and 7.3 miles total.

Ghisallo Community Gardens Bike Tour

Saturday, April 1st, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at Festival Beach Food Forest, 29 Waller St, Austin, TX 78702
Be outside, explore trails, and bike to these lovely community gardens and food forests led by Ghisallo. Experience a plant walk at Festival Beach Food Forest, seed planting activity with Blackshear Neighborhood Garden, and butterfly garden visit with St. David’s Community Garden. The route includes local bikeways, such as the EastLink Trail, Boggy Creek Trail, and Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail. This is an all-ages and abilities ride beginner-friendly pace, 5 miles each way.

Bike to School Day

Wednesday, May 3rd

It’s cool to Bike to School! Celebrate National Bike to School Day and Air Quality Awareness Week 2023 on Wednesday, May 3rd! Ghisallo will share a short bike skills presentation for schools to integrate into their classes and schools are invited to organize group rides (bike trains) for students and staff to bike in that morning.

Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 19th

A special day to celebrating bike to work and commuting with one's own power - and two feet! This nationwide event recognizes biking as a sustainable option for getting to work and connects people with others bike commuters. Coffee shops, taco spots, and local business sign-up to host fueling stations. Ghisallo will share a map of all the stations with some group rides to visit them - enjoy a morning ride to work together!

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