With the generosity of St. David’s Foundation, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative has been able to expand the Golden Rollers Senior Trike program to several new sites throughout Austin. We began this semester at Gus Garcia Recreation Center and Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center. Over the last month and a half, we have started new programs at Dittmar Recreation Center, Metz Recreation Center, Mcbeth Recreation Center, and Foundation Communities M Station. We also have participants from Pan-Am Recreation, Alamo Recreation, and Givens Recreation joining neighboring centers to ride trikes. Within the past six weeks, we have had over 100 adults participate in our Golden Rollers program.
This week we began a program at Mcbeth Recreation Center, focusing on their Adults with Disabilities group. We set up a course in the parking lot for the riders, to test their braking ability, balance, and maneuverability.
The program at Foundation Communities M Station also began this week. We took staff and riders across Martin Luther King Blvd. to the Sustainable Food Center’s Community Garden. There, we were able to enjoy the flourishing plants and vegetables. We even got to munch on some mint growing in the community plot.