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Bikes Across Borders Fun-raiser Free BEER!

  • Treasure City Thrift 2142 East 7th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Bikes Across Borders re-builds bikes destined for the waste-stream. We believe almost any bike can be restored and modified for bike tour and we'll show you how to do it! We ride these bikes to Mexico and then we give them (in solidarity) to people in the community where we land. Along the way -- we make music, art and teach people the joy of do-it-yourself bike touring. We are grassroots and rely on community donations over corporate sponsorship. Our biggest local supporters are Yellow Bike Project, Treasure City Thrift and people like you! 

We're 100% volunteer organized, so 100% of money raised goes towards gear (mostly bike lights, locks and a couple of trailers to carry food and tools). No paid staff or overhead.

This year we are doing our annual migration May24 - June04 and will be ending at the border-town of Piedras Negras. We plan on focusing on raising awareness to the negative impact of building a wall along the border. If you're interested in joining us or just think it's a neat collective, come hang out. You can chat with current and former riders during this meet & greet. As a bonus -- if you buy something from Treasure City, 100% of sales during this event go to Bikes Across Borders. 

Beverages and good company will be provided.

Funds raised will primarily be going to the purchase of racks, u-locks and lights for the bikes we are riding to Mexico. If you have these items lying around and would like to donate them -- feel free to drop them off at Treasure City Thrift any time and ask them to set them aside for Bikes Across Borders -or- bring them the night of this Benefit and hang out with us!

- BIKES. We are still in need of bikes of various sizes. If you have a bike lying around collecting dust or rust, contact us and we will pick it up.

- KIDDY TRAILERS. We carry our food and tools in kiddy trailers. We are looking for two for this year's ride.

- CASH. For the entire month of April, Treasure City Thrift will have a "tip jar" available for cash donations. 100% of the money collected will go to the purchase of components used for the ride and donated to our hosts Mexico.