We have several different types of shop. Make sure the scheduled shop you are planning on visiting will work for you.
Open Shop – Open shops are times that you are welcome to work on personal projects as well as volunteer your time learning to fix bikes to help YBP. Kids under 16 are not allowed at Open/Volunteer shops without adult
supervision, at a ratio of one adult per two children. These shops get VERY busy, so arrive early and be prepared to work with minimal hands-on assistance.
Volunteer Shop - These shops are reserved for volunteering, and everyone is welcome. Volunteers are also welcome during “open shops.” Learn to fix bikes that benefit YBP: sale bikes for fund raising, kids’ bikes for schools, and other special projects. “Volunteer shops” are usually less busy and facilitate a better learning experience. Personal projects are not allowed during “volunteer shops;” they can only be worked on during “open shops.” Kids under 16 are not allowed at Open/Volunteer shops without adult supervision, at a ratio of one adult per two children.
Kids Shop - Kids under 16 are invited to work on bikes and/or volunteer for Yellow Bike. Adult volunteers who want to help kids work on bikes are welcome as well.
All Ages Shop - Just like Open Shops except kids under 16 are allowed unsupervised. Additional adult volunteers to work with youth are much appreciated.
Lady Bike - The aim of Lady Bike is to provide a low-key, non-intimidating atmosphere for ladies to learn from other ladies. These shops generally aren’t as busy as open shops, so it’s also good time for women to get more hands-on instruction than could be had at an open shop. Anyone who identifies in the feminine gender is welcome.
Queer Bike – This shop was originally a product of a cooperative effort with OutYouth Austin to build up bikes to be ridden in the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and has now been opened up to the general GLBTQ community. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Shop, and tune-up your wrenching skills in a relaxed, queer-friendly environment!
Bilingual - Indicates a bilingual shop. Volunteers that speak Spanish will be present.
Garden Work Day – YBP’s community garden is a teaching garden, modeled after the Yellow Bike Workshop. Participants learn how to grow and care for an organic vegetable garden on our workdays, weeding, planting, fertilizing, working the compost pile, and harvesting crops. They can then take these skills and apply them in their own gardens.
Collective Meetings - We have our monthly collective meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Collective meetings are held at our Webberville Shop at 1216 Webberville Road from 7-9pm.
This meeting is open to the public, so if you would like to learn more about the project and its internal workings, or just get more involved this is the forum for you. If you would like to contribute ideas to the collective or make requests, please bring a concrete proposal to the meeting, and limit your proposal to 5 minutes.
Volunteers Needed – We need volunteers so that we can expand and maintain hours of our shops. We want to be open more often. Come to the monthly collective meeting (7pm 1st Tuesday) or any of our scheduled shops to see how you can get involved.