Vision & Mission

Increase Access To Bicycles & Integrate Biking Into Everyday Life


Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is authentic, dedicated, and resourceful. We lead with integrity and intent. 

Our Vision

We envision a community of comfortable and confident lifelong riders. We see a future in which all ages and abilities can explore and connect with their communities by bicycle, and all have access to bikes at an affordable cost.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable historically underserved populations to access their interests by bicycle.

We accomplish our mission by providing direct services to the public including:

  • Bicycle education and encouragement
  • Skills training and support for new riders 
  • Deployment of bicycles, equipment, and maintenance facilities
  • Support to organizations and projects that are mission-aligned
  • Route maps
  • Incentives to parents to ride with their children to school and adults to commute by bike
  • Solutions to community transportation barriers
  • Support communities to advocate for connected transportation methods

Authentic, Dedicated, Integrity, Intentional, Resourceful

Our Name

The name “Ghisallo” derives from the patron saint of cycling, Madonna del Ghisallo.

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing bicycle education and encouragement in Austin and San Antonio. Since 2011, we have provided in-depth after-school Bike Clubs, high volume safety clinics, and learn-to-ride programs for youth in Austin. We began serving older adults (50+) and seniors (65+) starting in 2016 through the launch of our Golden Rollers trike program, expanded to San Antonio in 2018, and launched programs specifically designed for adults in 2019. We provide direct services to the public as well as provide support to organizations through access to bicycles, capacity building, and deployment of educational components to increase access to and integrate biking into everyday life.