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Freewheels for the Kids Work Party Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Reno Bike Project’s Freewheels for Kids program has provided over 400 bicycles to kids in need during the holiday season. These bicycles are donated by community members and repaired by RBP volunteers like you. Once all the bikes have been checked by RBP staff they are then donated to community organizations who distribute the bikes to families currently in extreme need, most of whom are currently living in shelters or are in temporary housing. We need your help in getting these bicycles repaired so we are hosting our 4th Annual Freewheels work parties, on November 9th and 16th, from 11am-3pm, at RBP. Tools and snacks will be provided, just come on down and get ready to fix some bikes.

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RTC Keystone Avenue Open House 11/12, 5pm-7pm Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

 

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Bike Swap 2013 – July 28, 10am-3pm – Barbara Bennett Park Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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RBP is proud to announce it’s 6th annual Bike Swap being held on July 28th, 2013 from 10am-3pm at Barbara Bennett Park.

If you would like to sell something you have two options:

1. Consignment – We are offering a consignment service (20% of selling price) for all those interested in selling bicycles. Simply drop of your bike(s) at RBP before the 28th or at the Swap day of and fill out a consignment form. RBP will transport your bike to the event and attempt to sell it. (sorry, no accessories allowed on consignment)

2. Vendor – If you have a whole mess of stuff you want to sell simply sign up to be a vendor (Free!) either via email noah@renobikeproject.com or show up day of the event. (space is limited) Vendors without a valid City of Reno Business Licence are subject to one-day license fee of $15 which will be collected by RBP at the event.

If you would like to purchase something simply come down to Barbara Bennett Park between 10am-3pm. Please do not come early, we will not allow early entry.

For any additional questions email noah@renobikeproject.com or call 775.323.4488.

Bike to Work Day Pancake Feed – May 17 Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Greetings All!

May is National Bike to Work and School Month and we are happy to announce our 7th Annual Bike to Work and School Day Pancake Feed on May 17.

This is a free breakfast for everyone who is riding to work or school beginning at 6am and going until 10am. Breakfast will include Coffee, Pancakes, Bacon and Fruit and juice.

Have a great month and get out there and ride!

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Bicycle Mechanic/Educator Wanted Thursday, April 11th, 2013

RBP is seeking an an experienced mechanic who can teach bike repair as well as help with a wide range of shop activities.This is an opportunity to become a part of a group of motivated individuals who aim to make an large impact on the cyclingcommunity in Reno through educating and encouraging cyclist.

BICYCLE MECHAINC/EDUCATOR – 30H/WEEK

ABOUT RENO BIKE PROJECT

Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through advocacy, education, and cooperation in the Truckee Meadows. Since our inception in 2006, RBP has grown from a basement operation to a full cycling community center and advocacy group.  We are constantly striving to achieve our mission of getting more people on bikes, and last year alone we distributed over 1,000 bikes back into the community through our shop and various programs.  We sell used bikes, used and new parts, and have public workstations that provide affordable access to the tools and expertise cyclists need to maintain their own bikes.

PROFILE

This is not your typical Mechanic position in your typical shop. This job consists of two major roles; fixing bikes and teaching others to fix bikes, but you may be asked to assist with a wide scope of activities and you will be required to wear many different hats. We serve a wide range of people from bicycle hobbyist to college students to Reno’s homeless population in repairing their bicycles, answering questions and other general customer service duties. You will be required to conduct repairs to the highest quality on a wide range of bicycles since we work on bikes of all varieties and ages. We feel that the repairs we carry out on our customers’ bikes represent us as a shop; therefore any repair should be completed to the best of your ability.
Besides operating a full service repair shop our organization is committed to helping people learn about bicycle repair/maintenance and offers 6 public workstations that are available during open hours for the public to utilize our tools and the knowledge of our staff to repair their own bike. People from all walks of life and skill levels use our shop to fix their bikes and sometimes that can be a challenge so patience and a good attitude are mandatory attributes for this job. If you don’t deal with people well do not apply. But if you enjoy helping people one to one and wish help provide our community with a valuable resource this might be the job for you.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

The candidate we seek will possess:

COMPENSATION: Negotiable depending on skill level and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Send Resume to renobikeproject@gmail.com or drop it at our shop at 541 E. 4th Street Reno, NV.

We HeArt Bikes Bicycle Art Show 2013 Friday, March 15th, 2013

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Picasso and Wine Bicycle Paint Party 3/16 Friday, March 15th, 2013

RBP is proud to partner with new local business Picasso and Wine for a night of art. If you have not heard about Picasso and Wine it is owned by the Woods girls Alanna, Alissa and Jennifer, three ladies who share their passion for wine and art by hosting nightly painting workshops paired with a selection of fine wines and beers. These fun and easy classes bring out the inner artist in everyone and you will be amazed what you can accomplish with a little help, so come on out for night of painting, drinking and creativity. All skill levels encouraged to attend.

Classes are $50 per person and $10 will be donated to RBP and you can also display your piece in the We HeArt Bikes Art Show on April 6.

We hope to see you there!

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Bikes, Hours and Supplies for Burning Man Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Greetings Burners,

Our extended hours during Burning Man are:

8/22-8/27  9am-8pm

If you need a bike for Burning Man then RBP is your stop. We will have over 600 bikes available this year as well as a ton of accessories to keep you looking good and riding safe including baskets, seat covers, lights, EL wire kits and more. We will also be adding additional hours in the week prior to the event to try and accomodate everyone, so keep an eye on our website for more details.

Remember we don’t reserve bikes, they are sold on a first come basis only, so get here early or send your friends to grab a couple.

Have a great burn and we hope to see you soon!

August Event Spotlight – Hot August Bikes: Gleaming the Tube Show and Shine Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Hot August Bikes: Gleaming Tube Show and Shine
Thursday, August 4
Nevada Art Museum
4:00-7:00 pm

As motorheads from around world the begin congregating in Reno for the annual Hot August Nights car extravaganza, Reno’s bike community is gearing up for RBP’s 3rd annual Hot August Bikes.
The party begins this Thursday, August 4th, at the Nevada Museum of Art where the bike project is hosting the Gleaming Tube Show and Shine. As Reno’s only bike showcase, this unique event is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts young and old to show off their wacky bikes. Last year over 50 bikes were entered in the showcase and 20 lucky participants went home with awards and proof that their bikes are the best in the biggest little city. Matt Mansur won the 2010 Best in Show award with his dazzling cream colored Lemond team bike.
If you have a bike you’d like to show off for the world to see, pedal down to the art museum and enter it in the contest for a chance to win the title in one of 20 categories. Bring the kids and enjoy live music and free refreshments. Registration begins at 4 pm and judging starts at 5:30.
The categories encompass bikes from every angle of the bike-style spectrum so don’t be shy, come and enter the Show and Shine!
Categories include:
1. Best in Show
2. Judge’s Choice
3. People’s Choice
4. Best Vintage Road Bike
5. Best Vintage Mt. Bike
6. Best Townie
7. Best Cruiser
8. Best Touring Bike
9. Best Classic (1933-1955)
10. Best Antique (Pre-1933)
11. Best BMX
12. Best Tandem
13. Best Art Bike
14. Best local framebuilder
15. Best Bike-Alope
16. Best Custom Bike
17. Jenny Craig Award (Lightest bike)
18. Best Bike Shop Entry
19. Best Track Bike
20. Best Kids Bike

-Austin Wallis
RBP Volunteer Correspondent

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