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.
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.
Cycling advocate and former City Council candidate Allen Demling moves boxes of bike stems.
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.
Tolbert's granddaughter Jonikqua happily models the new set of wheels she received Saturday.
Yellow Bike volunteer John Hoag pilots a "dually trike" pulling a fully loaded gooseneck trailer.
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.
Jennifer Schaffer, a longtime YPB volunteer, pedals another trike/trailer combo. There were three at the event in all.
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.
In all, the 75-person volunteer team moved enough bike parts to fill the two semi trailers in the background, whew!