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It is a bittersweet thing to announce that after many years of calling Downtown Reno home, Reno Bike Project is moving to a new location at 216 E Grove St., opening November 1. We came to 4th St. in 2008 at just two years old. Over the course of this residency, we’ve grown up and into our own; and have accomplished some pretty impressive undertakings.

First, some easy numbers: since we moved in, our shop, programs, and events have reached well over 72,000 people. We’ve refurbished and recycled over 7,000 used bicycles and over 40,000 used parts. Our staff have performed over 9,000 repairs, and customers have made thousands of repairs themselves, utilizing our public workstations for nearly 10,000 hours. Dedicated volunteers have contributed 10,000 hours of their own, and RBP has provided employment and professional development opportunities to 35+ individuals.

4th St. is where we developed many of the programs and practices we are best-known for today, including Dan’s Night and Ladies’ Night, community slow rides, Gratis days and mornings, the annual Bike Swap, quarterly Bicycle Repair Classes, the Biggest Little Commuter bicycle subsidy program, Major Taylor cycling education for youth, and much more.

In addition to the above, our presence has had further tangible effects on our neighborhood: as a prime example, three years after we banded together with other 4th St. businesses to demonstrate the potential of the 4th St. corridor with Positively 4th Street, one new business after another is opening its doors on our block; and construction on 4th St./Prater Way, due for completion early next year, will connect Reno to Sparks with enhanced bus rapid transit service, accessible sidewalks, safer two-way traffic, street trees, and bike lanes!

So while it is difficult to say goodbye to this place that we’ve grown so fond of, it’s awesome to look back and see all the good things our presence here has done. And it’s equally exciting to imagine the positive effects RBP is going to bring to our new neighborhood, south of Plumb. So what’s next for this organization? If the history from our first big move is any predictor, it’s going to be bigger and better than anyone can imagine right now.

RBP’s last day open on 4th Street will be Friday, October 20. After that we’re going to spend the next 10 days moving, and we are going to need all the help we can get. Seriously, all the help. To confirm any time you’d like to contribute between 10/21-11/1, please check in with Genevieve so we can tell you which location to meet us at any given time (and to be sure we’re working at the time you want to help). We’ll post daily updates to our social media platforms with day-to-day requests for help, so follow along there, or check in for times not posted about.

So long 4th Street, and hello Grove Street!

Get Out On a Bike for Fall Break Monday, September 25th, 2017

Has your kid already got basic bike riding down? Are they enthusiastic about mountain biking and ready to hone more advanced skills? Then Reno Bike Project is excited to have your child in this Fall Break’s Major Taylor Ride Camp! This 5-day camp meets October 2-6, from 1-4 M-Th and 9-2 F. The group will gain intermediate road safety, advanced bike handling, mechanics, and more; all while exploring the Truckee Meadows by bicycle, and doing other fun activities. Get more info and register.

Labor Day Holiday Monday, August 28th, 2017

Heads up to the community: we will be CLOSED Sunday, 9/3 and Monday, 9/4 for Labor Day and to give ourselves a breather post-Burning Man. Will reopen Tuesday.

Thanks for your support!!

Get Ready to Burn Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Burning Man 2017 is August 27-September 4.

Our extended hours are: 10a-8p on Friday 8/25, Saturday 8/26, Sunday 8/27, and Monday 8/28.

If you don’t know, now you know: the best way to get around the Black Rock Playa is by bike. And if you don’t have one, you should reserve one soon. Reno Bike Project has hundreds of Human Playa Vehicles available every year, and is your one-shop stop for accessories and service.

Visit our online shop for bike and gear reservations and additional Burning Man-related info!

Electric Bike Demo Day Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Reno Bike Project is now proud to offer electric bicycles from the Toronto-based bicycle company, Opus, for demo and sale. We envision a future where more motorists leave their cars at home and ride bikes instead, and we think embracing e-bikes moves us in that direction.

We know e-bikes are as new to many in our community as the are to us, so we invite you to form your own impressions with a free e-bike demo on August 12, from 10a to 1p at UNR’s Fleischmann Planetarium. Come take a ride on the newest e-bike technology, and experience the future of bicycle travel. We will also be offering a Demo Day discount of 10% ($280) off e-bike sales that day. RSVP on Facebook!

The models we currently offer for demo and sale are the Opus WKND flat-bar road bike design and the CONNECT city bike design with a step-through frame, euro style.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Shop Closed Dates Friday, June 30th, 2017

Reno Bike Project will be CLOSED July 1st-4th to rejuvenate our staff. We reopen on the 5th. Have a fun and safe-enough holiday!

July 22: Pride Ride Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

RBP is reviving one of our most fun and asked-about events from two years ago: the Pride Ride! There’s plenty of overlap between the cycling and LGBT+ communities, and during this year’s Northern Nevada Pride Parade & Festival, we’re going to honor that commonality, and support Our Center and their work! Details and RSVP on Facebook!

Camp Bicicleta Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Registration is now open to the public for our Major Taylor Ride Camp of Summer 2017! Day camp will be in session July 24-28, meeting 10-1 M-Th and 10-3 Friday, and is open to teens (and pre-teens) who like bikes and want to gain riding experience with an exciting group, and explore Reno’s on- and off-road routes. At only $95 per head, the Major Taylor Ride Camp is fun, physical, and fundamentally affordable. Scholarships are also available. Make sure your kid spends some of their summer outdoors; get more information and sign up here!!

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