Adventure Cycling rides with Texas kids

Jun 17th, 2022

In May, two Adventure Cycling staffers went down to Austin, Texas for a special week of Bike Overnights outreach events, including a ride with the Langford Elementary Bike Club’s first ever bike overnight trip!

With the help of the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, we brought 10 kids and 9 adults on a trip to a state park campground. Most of the kids had never been camping, let alone bike camping!

We had a mechanic/medic, 2 support vehicles that carried gear, four ride leaders, and two cooks who put together a wonderful dinner at the campsite.

Bike Overnights Project Manager Carmen Aiken (right) commands the snack table while leading an educational talk

The group stopped to swim a few times along the way in the Texas heat.

On Friday morning all the kids biked back to school for Bike to School Day.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and Adventure Cycling members for your support! Our donors and members make this work possible.