Three Wheels of Awesome- Episode 9

Our Golden Rollers program officially started at Gus Garcia Recreation Center and Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center this past week. We had more seniors than ever before signed up for our classes. As Gus Garcia, our new riders took a roll through the parking lot to get familiar with the trikes, before taking to the paved paths behind the center.

Marcus is one of our newest riders at Gus Garcia Recreation Center. He absolutely loves the trike program and the freedom that riding bikes gives him.

At Conley-Guerrero, both classes were incredibly ambitious and ready to roll. We headed down the Boggy Creek Trail towards Rosewood. The path provides lots of shade and breeze from the greenbelt, which was a nice treat with the increasing temperatures. From Rosewood, the crew headed over the railroad tracks another 1/2 mile before turning around and returning to the building.

Ladies roll out at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center!

Next week begins are programming at Dittmar Recreation Center, Metz Recreation Center, and Foundations M Station. Check out the schedule for details on all of our programs and stay tuned for more info on our star rollers!

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.

Helmets are a must before we get on the trike. With our 5 easy steps to fitting a helmet, you’ll be ready to roll in no time!

Once the participants felt comfortable in their new head gear, we moved on to hand and leg strength. It’s very important that our seniors have the hand strength to stop the bike, as well as the leg strength to pedal the bike.

Working on squeezing those brakes.

Once our participants were cleared to roll, we showed them the different features of the trikes and recumbents. Now, it’s time to roll out! Our riders took laps around the courtyard at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center to get familiar with controlling the bikes.

Our favorite mom and daughter duo.

Later in the week Ghisallo attended St. Patricks Day Casino at Metz Recreation Center. There were 150 seniors in attendance from all over central Texas. We brought one of our recumbent bikes to the party so the seniors could check out all the features of our most popular ride.

Sometimes you need a little help from your friends.

Stay tuned for more from the Golden Rollers. Classes begin next week at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center and Gus Garcia Recreation Center.

Three Wheels of Awesome- Episode 7


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 to get their seniors rolling!

Coming soon to a Recreation center near you will be 5 brand new Ghisallo Bicycle Base Stations. These will house Terra Trikes, helmets, pumps, and tools that will be used to aid participants of the program. Also included inside the base station will be a micro bike shop, which will be used during community events to give a little TLC to bikes that need maintenance.

Orientation starts the week of the 11th. Check out the schedule here for updated information on our program sites. We can’t wait to get rolling with you!

We have a variety of bikes to meet all your riding needs! Come to orientation and see what the Golden Rollers has to offer you!
Paula is an expert Golden Roller! She often rides at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center.