Looking back on 2014

From weekly afterschool/summer grassroots cycling and fitness programs to fun, fitness experiences, we’ve had a busy year! Activations at schools, sporting events and local businesses, all contributed to building capacity for Boneshaker Project. We wouldn’t have seen so much success without our supporters, volunteers, sponsors and advocates, so thank YOU.

leadership-mentoring Grassroots After-School Programs Boneshaker Project takes after-school programs to the next level with fitness, bikes, and lots of laughs. The program welcomes kids from nearby schools to join at Dove Springs, Rosewood and Gus Garcia Parks and Rec. Centers. Partnership development: Austin Parks and Rec. Department/Local Foundations  

rosewood 5Family Bike Rides One of Boneshaker Project’s goals is to see families enjoying the outdoors together. Led by our professional cycling coach, families of all bike skill levels explore local parks together. The organization provides youth and adult bikes and helmets for day use.

fitfunfiesta-family-bike-nightsSchool Activations Akins High School’s Green Day Activation -. There were 150 9th-12th graders who participated in the “Teen Boneshaker Experience.”Casey Elementary Family Night: Offered students and their families a three-station experience with safety lessons and a bike rodeo Girl Scouts of Troop #2288 based at Eanes Elementary School in Eanes ISD. Boneshaker Project shared some safety, maintenance and bike control hints & insights with these young athletes. New community allies: Girl Scouts and The National Charity League – Lake Travis Chapter

_LM39392e (1)Pace Bend Road Race, February Boneshaker Project hosts an annual USA Cycling-certified Road Race at Pace Bend State Park. The 2014 race had 541 Texas cyclists participate. The family-friendly event is a highly anticipated athletic event. All proceeds benefit Boneshaker Project programs.

 P1012117Whole Foods Market Experiences, Spring Boneshaker Project produced a “Shake Your Bones Experience” at Whole Foods Markets in Austin Metro locations in support of their Health Starts Here initiative. The experience included blender bikes for smoothies, a bike rodeo, fitness activities and a photo podium. New community ally: Whole Foods Market

 fit-is-fun-boneshaker-after-school-program-at-rosewood-parkRosewood Summer Camp Boneshaker Project, in cooperation with Austin Parks and Recreation, offered its 3rd year of “Shake your bones” Summer Camp Series in Rosewood Park. Kids from ages 9 – 15 rode bikes, ran and swam with a professional Boneshaker Coach.

tennis-auction-guestsWomen’s Pro Open, July Boneshaker Project was honored to be the beneficiary of a local Women’s Tennis Open. Held at the Austin Polo, Tennis and Fitness Club, the event raised funds for Boneshaker Project, and offered an opportunity for Boneshaker to reach communities in Dripping Springs. New community ally: Austin Aces

IMG_7562Boneshaker Night at Austin Aztex Game, July Boneshaker Project was invited to bring biking fun to The Austin Aztex Soccer game on July 11th. Boneshaker D1 Racing cyclists enticed curious fans who got the chance to ride on trainers alongside the pros. New community ally: Austin Aztex

Driveway Kids LapFamily Night at the Driveway, May-September Boneshaker Project offered a Family Night on the first Thursday of the month during Driveway Bike Race Series. Cyclists, spectators, and kids had the opportunity to ‘shake their bones’ and play on bosu balls, ride bikes and play soccer while watching cycling races.

 IMG_8110Hart Bike Program, August-October This pilot program allowed 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Hart Elementary to receive free bikes, locks, and helmets to ride to school. Prior to Fall Semester, Boneshaker Project helped teach the students how to ride bikes with a clinic that offered fun and professional training. The organization helped Safe Routes to School lead riders to/from school for a month and taught students not only how to be safe, but to love, enjoy and take care of their new bikes.

fit-is-fun-after-school-program-at-mendez-dove-springsAustin Ridge Riders: Cranksgiving, November Boneshaker Project was honored to be the beneficiary organization of a local Mountain Bike 6-hour ride the Saturday after Thanksgiving.