Three Wheels of Awesome-Episode 8

We kicked off the week with Golden Rollers orientation at Gus Garcia Recreation Center and Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center. Tuesday’s rain left us feeling a little blue, but we were able to hold a very active class inside of the Recreation Center. After our introductions, we went over the 5 Steps to Fitting a Helmet. […]

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Three Wheels of Awesome- Episode 7

3/8/2019 With the long days of winter finally behind us, we can spring forward into days of sunshine and fun. Here at Ghisallo, we have been working really hard on expanding our Golden Rollers program. Because of our grant from St. David’s Foundation, we are able to give more Recreation centers throughout Austin the opportunity […]

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Three Wheels of Awesome-Episode 6

12/19/2018 We are excited to announce that Ghisallo Cycling Initiative was selected by St. David’s Foundation (THANK YOU!) to be a recipient of an Aging in Place / Opportunities to Be Active grant for 2019 to expand and enhance our Golden Rollers program! At $246,116, it is an incredible opportunity for our clients and organization to launch these programs […]

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Dancing into Fall – November 2017

We’ve had a most welcomed new addition to our weekly rides at Conley-Guerrero: a portable music speaker. For over a month now, he’s been consistently cranking out quality 50’s and 60’s tunes that get the rollers grooving on and off the trikes. Enjoy these videos of us boogying down the road and cutting loose at […]

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Back in Action and Feeling Fine – September 2017

We had our first full trail riding class of the fall season this Wednesday and some of the riders were more than ready. This week’s participants consisted of several seasoned Golden Roller veterans, who know the Rosewood Bike Trail like the back of their hands. To spice up the rides, we’ve started bringing a portable speaker […]

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Laying Roots in the Garden Of Hope – June 2017

cycling + gardening = a smile-inducing combination For the last few weeks, a group of Golden Rollers from the Conley-Guerrero Senior Center has been teaming up with the Pan AM Recreation Center for Thursday Morning Garden Rides. We depart from Conley-Guerrero around 8:30 am (before it gets too steamy) and ride a cool 1.3 miles down […]

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Like Riding a Bike (VIDEO)

This film follow members of the Golden Rollers, Austin’s senior tricycle program which is a collaboration between the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and the Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center in East Austin. It provides an opportunity for adults aged 50 and older to engage in low-impact, bicycle-based recreation, exploration, and transportation. These are their stories as they […]

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Roller Spotlight – September 2016: Meet Joy

09/22/2016 Each month we highlight one of our Golden Rollers with a photo and short interview. Our conversations explore personal histories and address how staying active has benefitted their health and well-being as they grow older.. This month we meet Joy Gilcrease. Name: Joy Gilcrease Age: 67 Hometown: San Francisco, California (lived in 41 countries before […]

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My Tricycle: A film about the Golden Rollers (Special Screening)

You are invited to a FREE Special Screening of the new short film about the Golden Rollers! When: Monday September 19th, 2016 11am to Noon Where: Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center 808 Nile St Austin, TX 78702 (512) 978-2660 What: My Tricycle: A film about the Golden Rollers Directed by Louisiana Kreutz Starring participants of the […]

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Roller Spotlight – August 2016: Meet Federico

08/04/2016 Each month we highlight one of our Golden Rollers with a photo and short interview. Our conversations explore personal histories and address how staying active has benefitted their health and well-being as they grow older.. This month we meet Federico Garcia. Name: Federico Garcia (aka Don Freddy) Age: 67 Hometown: Austin, TX Bike Experience: “a little […]

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