People’s Community Clinic is Austin’s only independent clinic offering comprehensive health and wellness care to improve the health of our uninsured neighbours. The Clinic has been locally managed and operated for over 40 years, and is non-profit and privately funded. All services are offered to patients on a sliding scale basis.
Bicycle Sport Shop was awarded a shiny new corral from Saris Parking and partnered with us to provide this facility to People’s Community Clinic to help better serve their cycling community. Previously patients had to lock to sign posts or railings and now they have their own facility which is shaded by trees and and conveniently located. The ten bicycle corral is easily accessed by both the sidewalk and parking lot entrances and is also a short walk from the main entrance of the clinic.
We would like to thank Bicycle Sport Shop for the amazing donation and People’s Community Clinic for working with us to find the perfect location for their new bicycle parking facility!
The summer is coming to an end and so is the final summer session of the Boys and Girls Club EAST Campus Bike Club. It was a little slow as summer always is when you are dealing with kids and the infinite activity opportunities available during their summer break, but we still got a lot done.
Two three week sessions with a break in the middle for the week of July 4th club closing, resulted in five new earned bikes and a good number of repairs, flat changes, and other basic maintenance. Each week consisted of two 1.5 hour classes on Monday and Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm and students were expected to attend the majority of these classes both to have sufficient time to repair their selected bikes and to help others with their bikes in the event they finished early.
The Boys and Girls Club summer programming ends in two weeks before restarting with their Fall after-school schedule on September 3rd. Two weeks isn’t enough time to be sure we can finish a new set of earn-a-bikes so we are going to take a small summer vacation of our own and pick back up with evening classes (6:30-8pm) when the Fall schedule begins.
H-E-B @ 7th and Pleasant Valley in Austin is the proud new owner of 7 additional bikes racks! This triples their capacity to a total of 10 racks. A big shout out to HEB for recognizing the growing demand at their store and providing high quality facilities (installed by us) for arriving cyclists.
VIP (i.e. bicycle) parking situated 30 feet from the front door!
The staff of the Colonial Grand at Double Creek has generously donated 30 bicycle racks to the Ghisallo Foundation! Thank you for your contribution!
We plan to provide these racks to non-profits, not-for-profits, and small locally owned businesses. The rack is provided free of charge with purchase of installation services from The Ghisallo Foundation. Our staff will ensure that the racks are installed securely, and in a location and arrangement that complies with professional bicycle parking standards.
More information on the application process and restrictions is available here: 30 “Free” Racks program