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.
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.
Ghisallo Staff and Community Bike Couriers delivered weekly snack packs and farm shares by bike to over 150 kids in East Austin for 18 weeks in the Spring and Fall of 2021. Each week, we delivered 150 snack packs on average and 20 farm shares from Urban Roots farm to over 80 households in the 78702 and 78721 zip code areas. The Snack Packs included an apple, carrots, string cheese, and a granola bar, plus regular community social contact.
We partnered with Urban Roots to deliver a total of 220 farm shares full of freshly harvested and locally grown produce for free families experiencing food insecurity.
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.
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and operations, subject selection and contextualization in collaboration with Decipher City and GAVA, production of historical reference content, digital components, and collateral.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.