Why reinvent the wheel? Austin is fortunate to have cycling advocacy groups focusing on kids, infrastructure expansion, trail access, and more. We leave it to them to make Austin a better place for all riders and we’re pleased to focus our efforts on helping fund great organizations like these.
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is an Austin non-profit providing bicycle education and encouragement. Since 2011, they have provided in-depth after-school Bike Clubs, high volume safety clinics, and learn-to-ride programs for youth. They began serving older adults (50+) and seniors (65+) starting in 2016 through their Golden Rollers trike program, expanded to San Antonio in 2018, and launched programs specifically for adults in 2019. Ghisallo Cycling Initiative provides direct services to the public and provides support to organizations through access to bicycles, capacity building, and deployment of educational components to increase bicycle access and integrate biking into daily life.
BikeAustin, Austin’s cycling advocacy group, envisions Central Texas as a place where everyone recognizes and embraces the benefits of cycling, whether they ride or not, and where cycling is a common aspect of daily life for everyone. BikeAustin sees Central Texas as having a comprehensive bicycle network enabling people in the region to comfortably, safely, and efficiently use a bike for transportation and recreation, whereby bicycling supports the community as a whole by increasing roadway capacity and user mobility, strengthening the economy and household affordability, improving the environment, and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.
East Austin’s Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center is dedicated to providing quality outdoor recreation, nature-based education, and cultural art programs to youth, teens, and adults. Camacho specializes in adventure programming including mountain biking and runs Austin’s only composite National Interscholastic Cycling Association mountain bike team, made up of kids from area schools and those who attend Camacho's Activity Center after-school programming. The Camacho Activity Center is on Austin's Ann and Roy Butler Trail along Lady Bird Lake and is supported in part by the Trail Foundation.
When Talib Abdullahi first shared his idea on Instagram, he wasn’t expecting much. He wanted to get some friends together for a bike ride to explore Austin’s Black history. He figured maybe 20 or 30 friends would join him. But that’s not what happened.
Black History Bike Ride's mission is to present BIPOC history to the masses through fun adventures on a bike. Together we can create a more informed community and go on some great bike rides. The first Black History Bike Ride was June 14th in Austin TX, with over 400 riders. Black History Bike Ride is a part of Six Square’s non-profit incubator program. Our hope is to bring this resource to more cities outside of Austin.