Looking for some free fun this weekend? Austin’s Yellow Bike Project is celebrating their 14th birthday this Saturday, May 14, with a FREE party — and the chance to win a bike for only $10!
Along with the usual party fun like live music, contra-dancing, Austin Bike Zoo critters and—of course!—food and drinks, the group is raffling off a custom yellow cargo bike. Tickets are $10 a piece, and can be purchased in advance via Paypal or at the event with cash. Here’s a picture of this sweet-ass ride:
Wondering who the heck these Yellow Bike people are? They’re a community group dedicated to helping people learn more about how bicycles work, as well as bike mechanics and volunteers who can help you fix your bike or build your own. Low-cost bikes are available at their community bike shop, either by volunteering time in the shop training and helping others, building it yourself, or purchasing outright at less-than-retail prices. Used and recycled bikes are their forte, which makes them awesome.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about their programs, or just feel like partying, c’mon out to 1216 Webberville Road between 4 PM and midnight on Saturday for food, fun and lots of yellow bikes!
Note: Raffle winner will be announced at midnight, but you need not be present to win.
(Hat-tip to Austin on Two Wheels for their post, featuring a cool video with Yellow Bike Project volunteer Tim Starry)