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The Yellow Bike Project

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Published on Aug 7, 2008

In what had to be the hottest building I've ever been, I met Jennifer Schaffer, a coordinator for the Yellow Bike Project. As I interviewed her for this video, I couldn't help, but notice the scene going on behind her -- the other coordinators working at a feverish pace to get as many bikes fixed by the coming Saturday for the fundraising bike sale.

Over the next week and a half I filmed many Yellow Bikers as they prepared the shop to be moved (all with human power), and test out the gooseneck trailers which would serve to move the large stuff. I saw the shop go from over-full to stripped clear.

On the day of the move, it was amazing to see so many folks come out to grab whatever they could fit in their small trailers, backpacks or just on their person. While the video may not capture the truly inspiring display of a 100 plus bike caravan moving an entire shop in one trip, let me tell you it was something.

So now that their shop is closed, if you need help fixing your bike or of you're itching to volunteer you can go to the Treasure Island shop at 1720 East 12th Street.

The Yellow Bike Project also needs you help with fundraising to help build the new shop. Currently, they are at $100,466 of their target $250,000.

http://www.austinyellowbike.org/

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