Bicycle Racing Team [2011-0001]
Develop a small competitive locally based racing team with a focus on community service and good sportsmanship which engages with locally owned business to help foster the connection between cycling and the community. Participate in community service projects through out the year and work to encourage the riding of bikes as both a pastime and lifestyle choice. At the end of the season the team was selected as the “Best New Club” of 2012 by USA Cycling.
Junior Development Team [2011-0002]
A pilot program to determine the feasibility of creating a small mentored Junior (sub 18 year old) Racing Team within the larger adult racing team project. The goal was to provide basic equipment, coaching, and mentor support to junior racers during the season with the main focus on a summer training session for free to all participants.
Lance Armstrong Bikeway 4th Street I-35 Underpass Cleanup [2011-0003]
Beginning in the Spring of 2011 we adopted the 4th Street I-35 Underpass which is the East-West connector across the I-35 corridor for the Lance Armstrong Bikeway. We performed 20 cleanups occurring on a roughly bi-monthly basis utilizing approximately 50 volunteer hours. At the end of the year we were awarded the 2011 Keep Austin Beautiful “Litter Abatement” Award.
Fulmore Middle School After-School Bike Program (SPRING) [2011-0004]
The initial project undertaken to determine the feasibility and overall interest in providing an after-school cycling program to middle schools within the Austin Independent School District (AISD). Fulmore was chosen due to already owning a fleet of ten 20″ BMX bikes available to students within the after-school program. The previous program had stopped in 2009 due to lack of instructor availability.
Martin Middle School After-School Bike Program (SPRING) [2011-0005]
As Fulmore was deemed manageable and proved to be well attended, we began a second pilot program by adding a weekly after-school class at Martin Middle School in East Austin. Like Fulmore, Martin also had an in-house fleet of eight 20″ BMX bikes available to students within the after-school program. The previous program had stopped in 2010 due to lack of instructor availability.
3′ Passing Law Detector Prototype [2011-0006]
Specify, design, and fabricate custom detection hardware prototype to determine vehicle passing distance relative to the outside edge of a cyclist. The measurement must be displayed in a format visible to small format video recording equipment in daylight riding conditions while the camera also captures the bicycle’s lane position, street condition, as well as identifiable components of the passing car (make, model, color, and license plate number) in addition to behavior.
Bike Month [2011-0007]
Work to make Bike Month a success within the greater Austin area. We attended planning meetings with the City of Austin staff, the Austin Cycling Association, and others to map out the month calendar of activities and needs. We participated in sponsorship recruitment which resulted in KIND Healthy Snacks joining the push to get more people communing to work by bike by providing free KIND Bars at the various Bike-To-Work stations. Plus, deployment of the materials to over 30% of the City’s Bike-To-Work stations was done by members of the racing team by bicycle!
Martin Middle School After-School Bike Program (FALL) [2011-0008]
The Fall 2011 school semester saw the Foundation return to Martin Middle School for the afterschool program in association with AISD and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program as administered by the United States Department of Education. Additional instructors made it possible to expand the program in terms of duration and frequency at Martin Middle School, providing enhanced opportunities for students to participate. Classes were held three times a week.