Yellow Bike News for August 2014

August 13th, 2014

august 2014

Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Yellow Bike Youth is Accepting Registrants!

Shop Schedule

Got a stuck seatpost? Well, here’s 14 ways from good ol’ Sheldon Brown to deal with it.

Those Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

This may be the mildest, loveliest summer we can recall in recent years, but with the sweltering days of August finally upon us, several coordinators have taken flight from the Texas heat and headed north for some cool summer breezes. All that is to say, it’s a light month of shops at the Yellow Bike Project. And if you’ve been thinking about becoming a coordinator, there’s no time like right now to get involved. After all, the more coordinators we have, the more shops we can run!

Yellow Bike Youth is Accepting Registrants!

The plans for the kids program are coming together and it’s time to sign up for the first fall session. Details are available on our website, but here’s the long and short of it.

The program will be for 5-8th graders and runs from September 3rd to October 17th. We will ride bikes to explore all the fun spots to stay cool and see Austin from a human-sized perspective. Kids will learn the basics of bike safety, simple repairs, and all the good bike routes to get to their favorite places.The after-school program will be free for students, but all donations are appreciated and will go directly to support the youth program. The Yellow Bike Project will provide bikes, safety equipment, and snacks. Students should bring appropriate, comfortable clothing and a good attitude.

To apply, simply fill out the registration form and bring it into the shop during any open hours. (We have printed copies at the front desk if you lack a printer.)

For the month of August. YBP sets its schedule on the first Tuesday of every month at our Collective Meeting. Schedule below continues through Friday, August 29th.

Yellow Bike
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
1216 Webberville Road

Map
Closed
Retail Hours 11am–6pm

Open/Kids Shop
6pm–10pm
Retail Hours 11am–6pm

Open Shop
6pm–10pm
Retail Hours 11am–6pm

Retail Hours 11am–6pm

Open/Kids Shop
6pm–10pm
Retail Hours 11am–6pm
Closed

Open Shop
Use the shop to fix up your own bike OR to volunteer.
Volunteer-Only Shop
Volunteers are welcome, but you can’t work on your own bike.
Open / Kids Shop
Use the shop to fix your own bike OR volunteer, but kids will take priority for stands.
Retail Hours
Open for sales and donations ONLY.

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Yellow Bike News for June 2014

June 21st, 2014

It’s a YBP (Birthday?) Party!

It might be a sign of our age (we turned 17 last month), but we never had much of a birthday party. Well, this month’s collective meeting featured a proposal we just couldn’t refuse: a big ol’ party! When Thunderbird barista Jesse Hunt arrived in Austin a few years back, he took advantage of YBP’s Earn-A-Bike Program and has kept us in his thoughts ever since. Well, now they want to throw a party for Yellow Bike, show off their thirty-something new beer taps, and give 100% of beer sales to the Yellow Bike’s burgeoning kid’s program, which is set to begin this Fall. The party will get rolling just after this month’s Frankenbike, which is celebrating its own 9-year anniversary down at Ozone Bikes.

In addition to all the beer, there’s going to be a raffle and the winner gets a voucher for any bike they see over at the shop. If you haven’t been lately, there are some sweeeeet bikes, too.

When: June 28th, post-Frankenbike, circa 5pm.

Where: Thunderbird Coffee, at Koenig/2222 & Woodrow

Why: Beer. Bicycles. Birthdays. Indoctrinating youth in the ways of two wheels.

Pedicab Prom!

Speaking of fundraising, it’s a good month for Yellow Bike and cyclists who like to get down. The 3rd annual Pedicab Prom is set to go down tonight, Monday, June 9th at the Vulcan Gas Company and proceeds are going to be split between Yellow Bike and Bike Austin. It’s a 21+ event with a $10 suggested donation at the door and once you’re in, there’s three bands, Piranah Killer Sushi, new pedicab calendars and more. Oh, and if you’re looking to ride, this week’s Bikin’ Betties ride is going to crash the party.

Bring Us Your Credit & Debit Cards!

We know you’ve done it before – you’ve come wanting to buy parts and found yourself without cash. Well, the days of sending you to the fry shack down the way are gone – Yellow Bike has surfed the wave of the future and we now have an old iPhone 3GS with which to run Square and take all your credit and debit transactions. So if you’ve been put off by our cash-only ways, be deterred no more! Our mechanics are cranking out some great mountain, road, commuter and cruiser bikes and we’re ready for your plastic.