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« Older Entries The Great Cycling Community Cleanup & Bike Ride Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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!

The Reno Bike Project needs you! Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Howdy Everyone,

You probably know that the Reno Bike Project has an awesome staff, but did you know that we actually count on our volunteers to keep the shop going?

That’s right folks, regular bike lovin’ people from our community are the real reason that we are able to provide so much for Reno, Sparks, and the surrounding areas.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work on bikes for free, or had wanted to give your time to a worthy cause, then consider filling out a volunteer application online at http://www.renobikeproject.com/get-involved/volunteer-application/ or fill one out in person at our shop.

We have a lot of projects for volunteers right now. We really need people willing to come and give us their precious time. This is the best time of year to come in and learn something new, regardless if you have any previous experience.  Just fill out an application, attend a volunteer orientation, and drop on by.

Thanks!
Kevin and the RBP Staff

We HeART Bikes is coming! Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Get ready folks, our 6th annual We HeART Bikes fundraising art show is on Saturday! If you came to the event last year, you know what kind of fun, awesome, bike art party we can throw down.  We’re excited to see new faces and show off some great work by local artists. This is a family friendly event so please bring the kids!

Here are the details:

Where: The Holland Project Gallery 140 Vesta Street

When: Saturday April 28, Reception starts at 5:00pm, Live music and party starts at 9:00

Big thanks to New Belgium for providing beverages for this event!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Loving Reno Bike Project

How much do you love the Reno Bike Project?

 

Happy Valentine’s day you sappy boys and girls.

Call your mother and tell her how much you love her.

<3 RBP

Kids Bike Fix-Up Party part one! Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Thanks to our stellar volunteers for coming to the shop today to help us fix kid’s bikes for our Free Wheels for the Kids giveaway! We have about 100 bikes we need to fix. About 10 people came today, filled up all our work stations and got their hands dirty working on bikes. If you missed today’s work party don’t worry. Really, you have one more opportunity to tune up some kids huffys and tricycles. Come by on December 17 from 10-4 for our SECOND kids bike fix up party. There will be food and friends and hot chocolate.

Here’s some pictures from the day!

Jaime Bobby Super Volunteer!

The finished product! Free wheels for kids!

Dan Ruby with a kid's bike!

Megan doing work on a kids bike!

Canfest: Best Beer Event of 2011 Monday, November 14th, 2011

 

Canfest was an amazing beer soaked extravaganza of fun, friends, mini-bikes and canned beer! We are so thankful to have been selected as the non-profit beneficiary of the event. Our volunteers were amazing and helped crack and pour countless beers, thanks so much friends you helped to make this thing possible!

Abbi PR did an outstanding job of  organizing the event. It went smoothly thanks to their hard work. Connie you rule! And, thanks to the many breweries who came to share their brews with all of us thirsty patrons. GREAT WORK! Here are some photos from the night…

Holly shows off her Canfest flair.

Volunteers Stephen and Jungle John pour some high quality IPA.

Jared and Johnny man the RBP tent and they have fun while they're at it!

Handmade RBP Ambassador name tag.

21st Amendment Brewery. Great beer!

Grown men racing mini-bikes.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Mark and Anna.

The dream team of volunteers, Dan Ruby, Kira and Jared. You guys are great!

Brand new super fresh and fly Reno Bike Project Membership packets.

Buckbean's Noddy Girls Erin and Jill. Thanks Buckbean for all the work they did to put this event together.

Austin and Jeff. It ain't a beerfest without PRETZELS!

One of the raffle prizes was one can from every single brewery at the event. Awesome.

Volunteers Michael and Megan at the 21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco. Delicious beer.

Noah and Anthony, doing something productive, like always.

Mini-bike races were hilarious.

Mrs. Kym Hiscox-Daggett shows off some fine American Coors.

Lindsey Pisani helping out at the RBP tent. We began our membership program at this event. It's a multi-tier program, membership starts at just 25$!

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported RBP and enjoyed the Canfest!

Expedition Larry Thursday, November 10th, 2011

A great friend of the Reno Bike Project, Larry McKurtis, is on an epic bike tour from the wild wild west to the heart of South America. Thanks to semi-regular updates via Twitter (@CrazyUncleLarry) and Facebook we heard he has finished the Baja peninsula and plans to ferry to the mainland (Mexico) tomorrow to continue riding south on the mainland.

Before he left we chatted with him about bike tours. A few years back he rode his bike across America the Beautiful and says it was a life changing experience. “It changes you, the freedom and independance of riding your bike for so long really changes the way you look at things.” He encourages everyone to try it at least once, because chances are you’ll become hooked.

Here are some pictures taken from the man’s very active Twitter/Facebook feed. Thank goodness for iPhones and the internet in Mexico.

Larry ready to take on the road. Ride on brother!

"Tan lines. no filter" @CrazyUncleLarry ....we know that's all dirt not a tan dude take a shower.

"Where else do you run into mutual Tahoe locals? Middle of the Desert in Baja. Abe and Robin were packing surf boards on their bikes" @CrazyUncleLarry

 

"top left to bottom center. No Problem." @CrazyUncleLarry"

Ladies’ Night Group Ride Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Hey Gals,

The one and only Lyndsey Langsdale is out of town this week, so we’re mourning her absence with a fun LADIES ONLY group ride. If you’ve never been to a Ladies’ Night this is a great opportunity for you to meet some of the foxy ladies who regularly attend our fun Tuesday night workshops. It’ll be a nice and social get together, we’ll probably ride for about an hour or less.

Kids are totally welcome! We will be riding on the safer, more quiet roads in downtown Reno.

NBA=NO BOYS ALLOWED :)

3 Sweet Feet Group Ride Thursday, September 22nd, 2011


When: October 1, Meet at 9:30am to mix and mingle. Ride leaves at 10:30am for Sparks City Hall.

Where: Meet at Reno City Hall Plaza (downtown Reno)

What: 3 Sweet Feet 8 mile round trip Group Ride to celebrate the passage of three laws that support cyclists on the road! YAY!

It is important for cyclists and motorists to know there will now be harsher penalties for motorists who endanger cyclists and pedestrians on the road.

Who: The Nevada Bicycle Coalition and the Reno Bike Project are partnering to guide this ride.

Check the Map

 

Ride leaves from Reno City Hall Plaza, meets at Sparks City Hall, and loops back to Reno! 8 miles of fun!

 

 

GIRL POWER! Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

For our first ever Tuesday night Ladies’s Night, we had a great turnout!  Big thanks to Lyndsey Langsdale for helping us chicks fix our bikes! Remember gals- Ladies Night at the Bike Project happens every Tuesday night from 6-8pm! Bring your bikes and your (girl)friends! It’s a great time, we’re all learning about bike mechanics together.

 

Cheers,

Austin Wallis

 

 

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