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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Open Bike Repair Class Enrollment

The summer session of our Bicycle Repair Class—nine weeks of introductory exploration into the mechanics of the bicycle—is currently open for enrollment! This perennially popular beginner’s course in bike repair and maintenance is open to RBP members, with a refundable deposit.

The upcoming session starts June 1 and ends July 27, meeting every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30. Learn more or sign up.

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Read the May Newsletter

Read the RBP May newsletter here!

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The Great Cycling Community Cleanup & Bike Ride

Join RBP on our first 2017 community ride event! Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is hosting their Great Community Cleanup and we’re riding to the Dorokstar Park site to do our part as cyclists and beautify this area along the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway! We leave RBP’s parking lot at 7:30a sharp.

Come dressed in layers—it may be chilly early in the morning but should warm as the morning passes (especially since we’ll be working)—but wear pants and consider long sleeves to protect your limbs. KTMB describes the work as: “Trash pick up, brush removal, graffiti removal, family friendly.” Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen will be a must.

KTMB is hosting a volunteer appreciation picnic after the cleanup in Bartley Ranch, with barbecue, beer (21 and older, of course), and prizes. We’ll ride down to the park at 12—join us for the ride and party, or peel away and enjoy your afternoon. RSVP and see who else is going here!

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Let’s Go to Camp

Reno Bike Project is hosting a cycling day camp for youth over Spring Break! We did this last summer and had a great time then, so we are excited to have your child in this Spring’s Major Taylor Ride Camp. This 5-day camp meets March 27-March 31, from 10-1 M-Th and 10-3 F. We will teach road safety, bicycle handling skills, basic mechanics, and more.

The Major Taylor Ride Camp is educational, enjoyable, and affordable! We realize there’s a bit of a gamble on the weather cooperating, but we will offer full refunds in the case camp is canceled due to atmospheric or ground circumstances. Follow the link for more information and to sign up now.

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Seasonal Shop Hours

Thank you, one and all, for an incredible year at the Reno Bike Project! 2016 has been a pretty wild ride accompanied by many surprises, for better or worse. But what isn’t a surprise at all is that, with the support of this community, we were able to meet or beat many of the ambitious goals we set for ourselves, and accomplished a ton more of great work toward our mission. We remain committed to serving the cycling community in both established and new ways, next year! We’re winding down for the holidays now, and will be closed starting Friday 12/23, to reopen on Tuesday 1/3. When we reopen in January, we will be operating on the same 5-day schedule as we were this month:

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-6pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2017. Go ride bikes!

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Gift the Gift of Bikes This December

Reno Bike Project’s Freewheels for Kids outreach program provides free bikes to kids in need during the holiday season. Children’s bikes, donated by community members, are repaired and tuned up by RBP volunteers. Those bikes are then donated to community organizations who distribute the bikes to families in extreme need, many of whom will currently be living in shelters or in temporary housing.

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Our 2016 bike drive is underway! If your family has outgrown or out-of-use bikes, donate them to Reno Bike Project and we’ll recycle them into a new home! Cash donations are also appreciated, as we will be replacing parts on some bikes to they’re not only ready to ride, but totally appealing to their new owners, too.

Our two Freewheels volunteer wrenching parties will be on December 3 and December 10 from 11am-3pm. Volunteers don’t need to have any prior mechanical experience to come in and help; our mechanic educators will oversee and assist in all repairs, and refreshments will be provided as a small thank you. This is a great learning opportunity for new volunteers.

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Closed for the Weekend

RBP is closing shop at 5pm on Friday and will stay closed until Tuesday morning for our annual staff retreat. Hope everyone else enjoys the Nevada Day/Halloween weekend!

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When we return, we’ll be moving to our early winter hours; please visit accordingly:

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday CLOSED

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Galleycat: Coming to Reno November 5

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The Leaves, They Are a-Changing

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Join us for a different kind of community ride from what we’ve done before with our Sloth Pedal series: on the morning of October 15 we’re meeting at Horseman’s Park for a TRAIL RIDE! Come with your knobbly tires, breathe that cold, crisp air and appreciate the gorgeous colors of Fall with friends. If you’re new to riding off-road, no worries! This is a perfect trail system for beginners.

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October News: Ride On!

Read the RBP October newsletter here!

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