Yellow Bike Project

An Update from Yellow Bike Project

After many weeks of complete closure, we are excited to be able to share some news from YBP.

At this time, we have decided that the first and most important step to take is providing free bikes to those who would not otherwise have access. For the last year, our Create-A-Commuter program has equipped high-quality used bicycles with helmets, locks, lights, racks, panniers, and resources for safe urban cycling. Create-A-Commuter participants have come to us through a range of nonprofit organizations including Refugee Services of Texas, Caritas of Austin, Integral Care, Community First! Village, Foundation Communities, and more. YBP’s work on this program is already back underway.

While our shop doors remain closed to the public, starting June 9, we will be able to accept drop-off donations of bicycles, parts, and accessories on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. We have received an overwhelming number of messages from all y’all who are eager to give, and we hope that many of you can pay us a visit and pass along those trusty rusty old rides. When dropping off a donation, please remain in your vehicle (or on your bike!) and dial 512-524-5299 so that we can assist you as safely as possible.

We realize that YBP is many things to many people. For everyone eager to purchase a bicycle or replace your parts, get your hands on that one weird tool you need, or volunteer and learn mechanics all at the same time, we see you, and we hope we can serve you soon.

Love and solidarity,

YBP

Yellow Bike Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been working since 1997 to get more bikes on the streets of Austin by operating community bike shops, teaching bike mechanics and maintenance, and acting as a local bike advocacy group. To learn about all the different ways you can use the shop, click here!

WTF at YBP

We are VERY excited to announce the revival of our Women/Trans/Femme  workshop! Come hang out! Come wrench with us! No experience necessary.

This workshop is run similarly to our Community Workshops but in a supportive, all Women/Trans/Femme (WTF) atmosphere.

WTF hours are open to anyone who identifies as female, transgender, femme, genderqueer, trans-masculine, trans-feminine, or feels that their socialization or treatment as a woman, transperson, and/or femme has impeded their participation in bicycle mechanics.

(WTF language borrowed from the BICAS -Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage website)

Bring your own bike project (or see what we have!) and use our tools with W/T/F-identifying mechanics on hand to guide you and answer your questions.  Learn how to fix your bike, earn a bike through our Earn-a-Bike program or volunteer around the shop.

Yellow Bike Project
1216 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78721
512-524-5299
austinyellowbike@gmail.com

YBP welcomes donation of money or goods from any person or institution with the condition that the YBP name or logo is not used for promotional uses. If approved by YBP, case by case exceptions may be granted.