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At shop last night Volker got to use his grinder in our goals to reuse before recycle. Although this frame will no longer be a used as that, it will have many more lives before recycling is necessary. 
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Sombrio has also made a generous donation: a full Epik cycling kit (retail: $280)!

We're auctioning it off to raise funds: 50% to SFYBP's charitable bike programs, 50% to Chuey's Medical fund.
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Don't forget to stop by Bissap Baobab tomorrow night for the Bikes and Beats fundraiser dance party benefiting SF Yellow Bike and Chuey!

If you're looking for more ways to support Chuey's medical fund, visit his Indiegogo fundraiser:

http://www.indiegogo.com/chuey
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We can all #beapart  of the change we want to see in our transportation. 
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The Sombrio Kit listing is back up too!
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Apologies! eBay removed our auction listings and froze our account this morning in order to "verify our identity." That's sorted out, but we had to rebuild the listings. Very sorry for the inconvenience to all of our bidders.

50% of the proceeds to SF Yellow Bike, 50% to Chuey's medical fund.
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Aaaaand in my rush to get the listing back up, I called it a "Prawn" bag instead of a "Pawn" bag. I must have prawns on the brain from skipping breakfast....
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Chrome Industries has generously donated a Prawn messenger backpack!

We're auctioning it off to raise funds: 50% to SFYBP's charitable bike programs, 50% to Chuey's medical fund.
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Swing by #PUBLICbikes front stoop tomorrow where we'll be wrenching and offering free tune-ups. Why? 'Cause it's +Sunday Streets  and why not?

We'll also be taking donations of parts if want to clean out your bike bins!
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Enjoy talking bikes? Enjoy good beer? Want to combine them (responsibly)? We've got an event for you!

We'll be throwing parts/bike drive on April 21st!

We'll need a few volunteers, so email us at sfyellowbike@gmail.com if you're interested in helping out. And keep an eye out for further info as we iron out the last details! xxxdingdingxxx
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Not to spam you, but just to remind you: Oakland's Hottub will be headlining our Upcycle Ball!
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Using the bicycle to empower our community
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The San Francisco Yellow Bike Project (SFYBP) is a nonprofit, volunteer-powered community bike ship that transforms donations into rideable bicycles for the Bay Area and beyond. SFYBP operates community bike shops, teaches bike mechanics and maintenance, and celebrates cycling.
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SFYBP administers a volunteer powered community bike shop that transforms donated bicycles, parts, and other cycling resources into functional bikes for the SF Bay Area. We use the following programs to get bikes into the community and onto the streets:

• Ready-to-Ride Bikes: Volunteers produce a fleet of refurbished bikes that members of the community may purchase by donation.

• Kids’ Bikes: Many of SFYBP’s donations are from parents with bikes that their children no longer can use. Volunteers collect, repair, and build fleets of these bikes that SFYBP then distributes to local classrooms and youth organizations. 

• Yellow Bikes: 
Bikes and parts that are not used by our other programs, often diverted landfill items, are salvaged and built into simple machines that are painted yellow. Suggested donation, $10. Use it for a day, a year, or forever!

• Earn-a-Bike: Volunteers earn the opportunity to build their own bike from parts in the shop by completing a volunteer program and achieving the required number of volunteer hours.

• Education Outreach: SFYBP will periodically host educational outreach events in the community, such as Bike Rodeos, in which volunteers will teach basic bike safety and urban cycling skills to youth organizations and classrooms.

• Reused & Recycled Parts: The SFYBP community shop is a warehouse of used and reusable parts available for a donation. Community members are welcome to come to the shop during business hours to get a hands-on bike maintenance tutorial by our volunteers. We also have a limited supply of new parts, such as inexpensive tires, tubes, chains, and brake/gear housing and inner wire. This program diverts salvageable bike parts from landfills into safe, rideable bikes. Unusable parts are then sorted for the appropriate recycling stream.

The volunteers who repair the bikes get a free education in mechanics, and the community gets more rideable bikes on the streets of San Francisco.
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If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here!