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The addition of Yellow Bike and Yellow Categories to our Austin Cycling Events Calendar

Posted Feb 11 2009 3:58pm

Learn to wrench, use great tools for free, and give back to the community

We have now updated our comprehensive calendar of Austin cycling events to include the open shop hours for the Austin Yellow Bike Project. YBP offers regular open shop hours to allow you to use shop space and tools to repair and maintain your bike. They just asks all those who use the shop to volunteer time to YBP equal to what they use for their own personal projects.

Volunteer tasks include building Yellow and Kids’ bikes for our free community programs, sorting parts, organizing and cleaning the shop, constructing storage places, fixing tools, and on and on. These are all good ways to learn about bikes, bike parts, and how to use all those specialty tools you see all around the shop.

We’ve also added shop times for other community shops like Bikes Across Boarders, Orange Bike Project, and Bouldin Creek Repair Shed.

PLUS get your Yellow Shirt Project Shirt

Get your limited edition print t-shirt of this design to benefit YBP at YellowShirtProject.com

Get your limited edition print t-shirt of this design to benefit YBP at YellowShirtProject.com

In addition, YBP is closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new workshop on Webberville Road. YBP had to leave their old location was torn down. The new spot under a 50 year lease with the City of Austin will be a 3000 square foot, brand spankin’ new building. They have raised $162,000 of the $250,000 needed to break ground and need your help to get there.

Of course, you can always attend the Valentine’s benefit this Saturday. You can also feed your collector’s cravings by sporting a shirt from the Yellow Shirt Project. This fundraiser for YBP will release a shirt design each month by  one of a select group of artists. ach shirt, printed locally at Bearded Lady in limited & numbered editions of 99, will be an authentically unridiculous way to commemorate your contribution toward the future of Austin’s Yellow Bike Project.

More info and to order this month’s shirt at YellowShirtProject.com.

New Yellow Categories on the Austin On Two Wheels cycling event calendar

We’ve add more yellow to our Austin Cycling Events Calendar with a new category called Austin Charity and One Time Rides. These events, coded yellow, are one time or once a season non-competitive events like charity rides, centuries, and gran fondos. Basically, these are events you must register for but there is no winner determined at the end of the ride.  Almost all of these are road rides.

These were previously under Austin Bike Rides (green) which include non-competitive rides such as regular club, shop rides, and social rides. Since a lot of people plan and train for these one time events and there are literally dozens of these regular group rides on the weekends, we thought it would be easier for you to read the calendar if we split them up into tow categories. The green Austin Bike Rides usually do not require registration or RSVP but some clubs do require membership for insurance reasons. Just show up and ride. 

We hope this helps.

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