Fiercest DIY Spirit: Austin Yellow Bike Project

Austin Chronicle Best of Austin (Critics Picks, Services, 2010)
Austin’s raddest bike co-op recently opened its new headquarters on Webberville Road, its third move in two years and hopefully its last. YBP operates by the teach-a-man-to-fish ethos, offering free education in bike repair and free or low-cost ways to get new riders on the road. The shop was renovated by volunteers and financed by $100,000 in microloans; all the materials were moved from the previous shop location by bike. Newcomers can volunteer, donate, or stop by during an open shop