Welcome to Reno Bike Project

The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one.

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Dinner & Bikes

dinnerandbikes2Join us at Sundance Books & Music on June 8 for an evening of inspirational storytelling about bicycle culture and delicious food, presented by Elly Blue, Joe Biel, and Joshua Ploeg. This is their sixth annual U.S. tour bringing people together to eat delicious food and get inspired about bicycle transportation.

As the audience arrives, they serve themselves from chef Joshua Ploeg’s seven-course gourmet vegan and gluten-free buffet spread. While the audience is eating, local advocates discuss their work and local issues and initiatives.

Then, Elly Blue and Joe Biel co-present a new interactive discussion and presentation including eight short films about Groundswell movements—incidences where people demand better neighborhood conditions and successfully implement them. Stories include how Reading, PA came to be 13th on the East Coast for bike commuting without any advocacy or government spending; former gang members riding bikes to raise awareness about gang violence; Mexico City’s superhero of the streets, Peatonito; the story of the League of American Bicyclists’ equity council; how the City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways worked as a response to gentrification; and how cyclists are representing themselves and creating their own voices all over the world.

Throughout the evening there are plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions, and browsing the Microcosm pop-up book and t-shirt store.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 through Paypal or $25 at the door the day of the event.


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Bike Week With RBP

Bike Week 2016 is here: Saturday, May 14-Friday, May 20—are you ready for a week of bike commuting, events, and celebration? See the full list of events and register to log miles and win prizes at BikeWashoe.org, and peek the events we’ll be involved in below:


We’re playing host with our Bike Valet in the Statewide Lighting and Recycled Records parking lots during Bike-Around Bingo – Saturday, May 14, 11a-4p

This month’s leisurely, all-ages Cyclofemme Sloth Pedal starts and ends at Two Chicks – Sunday, May 15, 9-10

We’re bringing the Mobile Bike Repair Stand to the Washoe County Health District building – Monday, May 16, 12-1p

Ladies’ Night will be free & open to the public – Tuesday, May 17, 6-8p

Dan’s Night and social, in partnership with Mellow Fellow, will be free & open to the public – Wednesday, May 18, 5-7p

As always, we host the culminating Bike Week event—our annual Pancake Feed – Friday, May 20, 6-10a


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Bike Swap Coming in May!

This year’s Bike Swap—one of our most-anticipated events—will accompany Reno Riverfest on Saturday, May 7!


We’ll have great deals on good-as-new, used, and vintage bikes. Guest vendors will be selling more bikes, parts, and cycling accoutrements. Even if you aren’t interested in buying a bike, browsing the Bike Swap can be lots of fun for the family or pack of pals.

Got a bike or three you’d like to sell? We’ll do it for you while you spend the day at the festival or relax at home. Drop off your bike at our shop on 4th St starting April 20, or at the Bike Swap between 8am and 10am on May 7. The 20% consignment fee will benefit Reno Bike Project’s education, advocacy, and outreach programs.

Interested in being a vendor at the event? If you’re a shop, cycling club, or just have too much bike stuff in the garage, we’d love to have you there. Participation is free for vendors who already have a City of Reno business license! Get in touch and we’ll put you on the list.

Please contact Genevieve Parker with any questions.


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Change to Public Workstation Rate, Effective Immediately

Hey Reno!
Effective immediately, the rate we charge to use our public workstations will be undergoing a slight change. We will now offer the option of sliding scale of payment with rates being anywhere between $4-$10/hour. We look forward to serving you soon!


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Packed to the Gills

Happy New Year! RBP hopes 2016 is only treating you right.

We know the weather may be a little bit chilly and a little wet for riding at present (for some); but if you’ve been thinking about getting a new bike come spring, right now is actually prime time to find the perfect introductory bicycle or upgrade! Why? Business is slow and we have had LOTS of time to work on overhauls. We haven’t had such a well-stocked floor in years!

Come on down; our shop staff would is lonely and would be happy to show our full stock off and help you find just what you want.


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Hope that you are yours have a great winter solstice, Christmas holiday, and New Years. We look forward to serving you in 2016!
RBP, out!


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Ladies’ Night Schedule

Hey, femme friends! Ladies’ Night is taking a little winter break for the month of December. We’ll post another update when they start again. In the meantime, everyone is welcome and encouraged to check out Dan’s Nights on Wednesdays from 5-7p for the same style of one-on-one workshop.


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