Pedal-Powered Pictures

Not sure what a "goose-necked trailer" is or who'd be crazy enough to haul one behind their bike? See for yourself in these pics taken by Daniel Mottola during last weekend's big bike move.

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Volunteers load a work bench onto a gooseneck trailer hooked up to a heavy-duty tricycle. Both were built by Austin Bike Zoo, which specializes in unique human-powered vehicles, bicycle-based theatrical performances, and educational programs for kids. Bike Zoo co-founder Sachi DeCou can be seen on the left.



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Cycling advocate and former City Council candidate Allen Demling moves boxes of bike stems.



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A homemade "Long-John" bike is packed with parts prior to the move.



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Photo by Daniel Mottola


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Nancy Tolbert, an Eastside native who dropped by Saturday to find out more about YBP, lives about a block from the organization's new home at 12th Street and Webberville Road. She's posing on a Workman tricycle that Dan Mottola pedaled during the move.



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Tolbert's granddaughter Jonikqua happily models the new set of wheels she received Saturday.



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Yellow Bike volunteer John Hoag pilots a "dually trike" pulling a fully loaded gooseneck trailer.



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YBP volunteer Ben Lynch uses a Workman tricycle to push a 10-foot bike trailer. This one was equipped with a roller, salvaged from a conveyor-belt system, to allow other bikes to push it from behind while climbing hills.



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Jennifer Schaffer, a longtime YPB volunteer, pedals another trike/trailer combo. There were three at the event in all.



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Volunteer Russell Pickavance at the helm of a wheel-laden Dumpster bike



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Austin Bike Zoo co-founder Jeremy Rosen steers the largest trike/trailer rig. This trailer, measuring about 12 by 5 feet, serves as the Bike Zoo's mobile stage. In addition to several of the heavy duty bikes used in the move, Rosen has also constructed a 70-foot-long bike Rattlesnake and a 17-foot-long butterfly bicycle for Bike Zoo performances. See www.austinbikezoo.org for more.



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Riders end the 2.4-mile trek and pull into YBP's new digs.



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Photo by Daniel Mottola

In all, the 75-person volunteer team moved enough bike parts to fill the two semi trailers in the background, whew!



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