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.

Check it out
 

Two RBPs!?

We are excited to announce that we are working on opening a second location, at 635 E. 4th Street, this June. We kind of stumbled upon this location in looking for additional storage, but it provides several opportunities for growth, and we are excited for this next phase. This second location allows us to better serve downtown and UNR. When we moved to Grovetown (look out, Midtown!) we lost proximity and, in many cases, the customers from that area. Our second location, just one block east of our old shop, will bring our affordable resources back to that neighborhood back, where the bicycle traffic has always been heavy, and will only increase following completion of the 4th-Prater corridor redesign that includes bike lanes.

We also plan to create a production center for our staff in the new RBP building where they can work, free from the distractions of the public, overhauling and repairing bikes. With so much activity in our shop, it’s often challenging to focus on a single project; this new space is over 6000 sq/ft, so there is both ample storage and workspace. This space also provides us an opportunity to host our FutureCycle program outside or already crowded and bustling Grove St. operation.

Lastly, Burning Man. Last year we sold approximately 840 bikes to Burning Man attendees, and those bikes take up a lot of room. In our old space, we could store about 500 bikes, with another 300+ next door and in additional rented storage space. In this new space we think we can store close to 2000 bikes. This will free up almost 2000 sq/ft of storage in our Grove St. location and allow us to keep all our bikes in one location, improving the efficiency of operations.

We will need some help setting up this new location, as well as need some fixtures and supplies to get set up. Look for updates to help in the near future, in our newsletter.

In the meantime, here is a list of supplies we need:

  • Front Counter
  • Cash Register/POS System
  • Computer
  • Phones
  • Printer
  • Filing Cabinet
  • Chair/Stool
  • Stereo
  • Shelves (for new items)
  • Slat Wall & Slat Wall Hooks
  • Shelving Brackets (for tire displays, new and used, and clothing racks)
  • Glass Case
  • Bike Display Racks
  • Shelves (for used parts)
  • 40 stackable bins
  • 20 “Bus Tubs”
  • Shelves/Drawers Unit (for service area)
  • Spoke Storage
  • Storage hooks
  • Compressor
  • Shop Inflator
  • Floor Pumps
  • Bench Vise
  • Parts Cleaner
  • Brooms
  • Dust Pans
  • Garbage Cans
  • Mop/ Bucket
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
  • Snow Shovel

Read more...

May 2 1 Comment posted by

Camp Shred

Want to make sure your kid spends at least a week of the summer outdoors, riding bikes and having fun? If so, look into enrolling them in one of our cycling camps for teens and pre-teens! At our introductory Major Taylor Ride Camp, we learn road safety, bike handling, mechanics, and more skills; all while exploring the Truckee Meadows and doing fun activities on road and mountain bikes. At only $125 per head, the Major Taylor Ride Camp is fun, physical, and affordable. Enroll in one of three public day camp sessions: June 18-22, or June 25-29, or July 9-13!


Got a shredder or two in your family? If your child already has the basics of bike riding down and is enthusiastic about mountain biking, and ready to hone more advanced skills, sign them up for the $150 Major Taylor Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp from July 23-27. It’s also a great continuation for those who finish one of the introductory camps earlier in the summer and are ready to step up to the intermediate level. This group will gain intermediate road safety, advanced bike handling, mechanics, and more; and they get the skinny on some of the best mountain biking opportunities in Reno!


Sliding scale pricing is available on both of our camp tuitions for families who need it. Making camp affordable for all is important to us, but our margins are already pretty minimal. Consider making a contribution to our Camp Scholarship Fund to support discounted tuition for families who need a little help! We look forward to riding with and getting to know your kiddo over break. Please send any questions to our Youth Programs Coordinator, Brandi.

Read more...

May 1 No Comments posted by

Read May’s Newsletter

Read our May Newsletter here! And subscribe for monthly news in your inbox!

Read more...

May 1 No Comments posted by

Call for Bike Art!

Read more...

Apr 2 No Comments posted by

Open 7 Days In April

With the start of spring, we are jumping into a 7-day-a-week schedule! Here are our hours starting April 1:

Sunday 11-4
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5

Read more...

Mar 20 1 Comment posted by

Send Your Kid to Bike Camp!

Over Spring Break, RBP is hosting two cycling camps! From March 26-30, send your teens (and pre-teens) to our introductory Major Taylor Ride Camp, where we learn road safety, bike handling, mechanics, and more; all while exploring the Truckee Meadows and doing fun activities on bicycle. At only $125 per head, the Major Taylor Ride Camp is fun, physical, and affordable. Scholarships are available.

If your child already has the basics of bike riding down, is enthusiastic about mountain biking, and ready to hone more advanced skills, sign them up for the $150 Major Taylor Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp from April 2-6! This group will gain intermediate road safety (to get them to the trailhead), advanced bike handling, mechanics, and more; and they get the skinny on some of the best mountain biking opportunities in Reno! Make sure your kid spends part of break outdoors! Send any questions to our Youth Programs Coordinator, Brandi.

Read more...

Mar 15 No Comments posted by

Position Available: Mechanic Educator

We are hiring a Mechanic Educator to join the team in our Community Bike Shop! More info & application instructions here.

Read more...

Mar 2 1 Comment posted by

Read March’s News

Read our March Newsletter with a fresh new look here! And subscribe for monthly news in your inbox!

Read more...

Mar 1 No Comments posted by

Support KWNK by becoming a member

KWNK needs your help for it’s membership drive. You can sign up or donate here.

You can read more on the website here.

KWNK 97.7FM is Reno’s first freeform, non-commercial, community radio project. After nearly a decade of work to bring this project to fruition, KWNK officially launched on Oct. 31, 2017, on 97.7FM with a slate of more than 50 volunteer DJs and programming from 4pm-4am daily.

 

The KWNK Radiothon is a community-driven, listener-driven fundraising campaign to ensure KWNK’s future on-air, online, and in our community. This is KWNK’s first membership drive, and its most important. Meeting our goal solidifies the station within our community, while also growing it in very important ways, including: taking the station to 24-hr programming; providing online streaming and show archiving; purchasing necessary equipment and supplies; and more.

PURPOSE

  • 24-hour programming

  • Online Streaming

  • Support operational costs – tower lease, licenses, fees

  • Support one-time studio, recording and equipment costs

  • Help with training and education of new DJs and program development

  • Grow program capacity by more than 50% (meaning more community DJs and more programs!)

  • Be truly listener and community-supported. We own it!

  • Ongoing station sustainability

  • Show archive and documentation

  • New website to support streaming, DJ profiles and playlists, news and information, and more.

 

Read more...

Feb 17 No Comments posted by

Read February’s Newsletter

Read the RBP February newsletter here! And subscribe for monthly news!

Read more...

Feb 1 No Comments posted by