Yellow Bike News for May 2014

May 15th, 2014

17th Birthday Bike Sale

May means Bike Month, and Bike Month means marking the time here at the Yellow Bike Project. Even though YBP’s first release of Yellow Bikes took place in January, May has traditionally been when we make the cake and throw the annual party. YBP turns 17 this year, while also marking four years in our Webberville home. We’ve heard it’s better to give than to receive, so this Saturday, May 17th, we’re celebrating with a sale: 10% off all sale bikes! We’ve got a wide range of rides, all refurbished by our staff mechanics. Come on down between 11am and 6pm to blow out some candles and pedal out on what you’ve been wishing for.

Bike to Work Day

For those of you already possessing the two wheels of your dreams, Friday’s the day for some treats. Friday, May 16th, Bike to Work Day means the fuel for your person-powered commute comes free! Stop by one or all of the morning and evening Bike to Work stations and reward yourself with a tasty pastry or a cold beverage. Bike to work everyday? Old friend getting lonely in the garage? Either way, spin those legs so you don’t miss out.

9th Street Schoolhouse Move-by-Bike

Our friends at the 9th Street Schoolhouse are on the move, and they need your legs. Join them on Sunday, June 1st at 2006 E. 9th St., treat yourself to some coffee and doughnuts, then load up supplies at 9am sharp for a ride to their new digs on Red River. To find out more and RSVP your bakfiets, click here.

Yellow Bike News for April 2014

April 22nd, 2014

Can’t Beat a Hasteless Retreat

April is the month for one of the Yellow Bike Collective’s longstanding traditions: our annual retreat. All of your favorite coordinators pack up their panniers for a nice bike ride, a little time in the outdoors, and a long meeting to take a look at YBP in panoramic perspective and imagine the ways we can grow into an even better community bike shop.

YBP’s annual retreat is this weekend, which means the shop will be closed on Saturday, April 26 so that everyone can attend. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thinkery21

The Thinkery is an evolution of the Austin Children’s Museum located in the rapidly expanding Mueller Development. Their innovative programming isn’t strictly for the kiddos—in fact, they’ve got some events just for grown-ups (and the ostensibly grown-up). On Thursday, May 8, 7-9pm, Thinkery21: Freewheelin’ will give the legal-drinking-age set a chance to explore some of the science of cycling. YBP will be joining the fun with hands-on hub lessons and more. Admission is $15, and, of course, for those 21 and up only; for more info, click here.

Chain of Gratitude

Finally, we’d like to pass on some big, glowing thank-yous to all the newsletter readers who have volunteered at YBP in the past several months. Our friends from HONK!TX couldn’t have been happier with the fleet of loaner bikes your hard work provided. In fact, that wanted us all to know that the opportunity to push pedals around our beautiful city is a major part of the draw to Austin for more than one travelling brass band. Closer to home, your hard work let us grant another round of two-wheeled wishes for residents of the flood-ravaged Onion Creek neighborhood. We couldn’t do these things, or much of anything, without the efforts of volunteers like you. Give yourselves a big pat on the back, and treat yourselves to some lovely springtime rides.