Community Collaborations

Creating Engaging Opportunities For Community Connections

We collaborate with other community-oriented organizations to host novel events and provide more opportunities for exploration, navigation, and transportation by bicycle. These projects are joint-efforts to further enable people to use bikes as a tool to build new relationships and connect with the world around them.

Hell Yes Project

The ABGB’s Hell Yes Project is an effort to make the Austin Community better. The ABGB partners with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative as well as other local non-profits to share their passions: Dogs, bikes, nature and people! Through The Hell Yes Project, Ghisallo joins efforts with the ABGB for bike rides to Barton Springs Pool and to 4th of July fireworks, as well as Holiday Bike Builds in which folks come eat pizza, drink beer, and assemble a bike so more kids can explore the world on two wheels.

Click the button below to learn more about ABGB’s Hell Yes project or send us an email if you want to plan a holiday bike build next season.

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Woven in Among Us

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative partners with Decipher City to host explorative cycling tours in Austin. The first is a cycling tour discussing the effects of displacement and urban renewal in the East Austin area just east of IH-35. The second cycling tour navigates the historically Chicano community in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. The third tour explores Black Architects, Community Architecture, and the Green Book. The fourth celebrates Juneteenth and the freedom within the march towards liberation.

First tour Nov. 2019: A Cycling Tour of East Austin

A cycling tour discussing the effects of displacement and urban renewal in the East Austin area just east of IH-35.

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Second tour Feb 2020: Chicano Patchwork

A cycling tour of the historically Chicano community in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. 

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Legends - Mosaic Portraits Projects

A series of 17 mosaic art portraits of Black female and Chicana/Latina civil rights leaders from Austin and beyond. A grassroots public art project by Ghisallo Cycling and The Mosaic Workshop at Something Cool Studios, with artworks by Lolita Rodriguez, Martha Diaz, Litzy Rea Valdez, Carmen Rangel, Lys Santamaria, Aime Polivka, Alison Skinner, Veronica Ceci, Kimie Flores and J Muzacz.

Ghisallo oversaw fundraising, budgeting, and operations, subject selection and contextualization in collaboration with Decipher City and GAVA, production of historical reference content, digital components, and collateral. Ghisallo served as a pass-through fiscal sponsor of the project and did not retain any of the funds. All of the money raised went to the artists, materials, production, and installation.