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We’re currently recruiting youth who are interested in learning about bikes and gaining job skills as paid interns in our FutureCycle Program! This program’s mission is to use the Reno Bike Project as a setting to teach at-risk youth the skills needed for a lifetime of employment. FutureCycle equips youth who face barriers to success with skills to be employable (in any local bike shop or in other professional fields) through 15 weeks of paid training and internship. FutureCycle also illustrates, through experience, that the bicycle can be used as a means to financial success, a form of transportation, and a medium to gain mechanical and problem-solving skills.

The full job posting is available here, and the upcoming program will start July 5 and conclude October 18. If this sounds like a great fit for you or someone you know, apply now for consideration as the number of positions is limited!

We’re Hiring Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We have an opening on our team for a Youth Cycling Programs Coordinator, who will help advance our programming for youth, AND get paid to ride bikes! This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits.

Look over our job description and apply if you are passionate about getting youth on bikes, have professional writing experience and a knack for organization and attention for details, and if you feel at ease working and communicating with a variety of organizations, schools, and individuals.

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Let’s Go to Camp Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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.

NYC Bike Share Update: “If anything they gonna decorate this motha f*#@a.” Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

NYC recently launched the largest bike share program in the world and it only touches a small centralized area of NYC. As we all know at RPB, access to bikes can greatly improve the lives of everyone… especially low-income individuals. While the bike share does not yet reach those who really need it, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will one day soon. This clip perfectly highlights the paradox of the citibike share program.

P.S. Congratulations! We finally did it. “The bike lobby is an all powerful enterprise.”

P.S.S. Watch Citibike at work here:

http://gothamist.com/2013/05/31/5_cool_ways_to_visualize_and_track.php

 

 

 

Front Page News!! Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Front Page News!

 

Man, it’s nice to get some love from the media every now and then and today our event was posted on the front page of www.ThisIsReno.com !! Pretty neat. Click HERE for the article and don’t forget to submit your artwork for the We HeART Bikes Art Show by March 29th! What are you creating this year? Bike sculptures? Bike paintings? Bike movies? Bike magnets? Bike embroidery? Bike portraits? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

You can follow www.ThisIsReno.com on twitter @thisisreno  or peep their website www.thisisreno.com for all news RENO!

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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RBP Membership Program Friday, January 27th, 2012

Reno Bike Project Membership Program

Interested in taking your involvement with the Reno Bike Project one step further? Consider becoming an annual member!  Like many other non-profits our success is directly linked to the involvement of our volunteers and community support. We are proud to have an active and thriving volunteer program, but there are other ways you can show the love to RBP. We have several tiers of membership you can choose from.

Pedaler Member 25$

The first tier of membership includes a membership packet, which contains RBP stickers, a button, our informational pamphlet, a RBP water bottle and a membership card.  It will also subscribe you to the newsletter so you can stay informed on events and all things RBP related.

Commuter Member 100$

The Commuter Membership tier includes all the benefits of the previous tier as well as and 10 hours of free shop time per year. It is also renewable at half price with 20 volunteer hours in the shop or at events.

The Randonneur Membership 250$

The Randonneur Membership includes all the benefits of the previous two tiers as well as a RBP t-shirt and 10% off regularly stocked new and used items in the shop. You will also have access to 20 hours of free shop time per year and the Randonneur Membership is also renewable at half price with 40 volunteer hours in the shop or at events.

 Lifetime Member 2,500$

As a RBP Lifetime Member you will receive all the benefits as the other membership holders as well as free entry into all RBP events, a personalized head badge displayed in the shop and a free professional tune up every year for life (excluding parts).

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

Kinetic Energy Assisted Bike Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Way cooler than bolting a two stroke lawnmower engine to your beach cruiser.

Via Science Friday.

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!

Canfest this Saturday! Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Local, national and international breweries will attend CANFEST to show off their artisan canned beer

We found a perfect opportunity to blend two things we love most, bikes and brews, at the third annual Canned Beer Festival this weekend. Volunteers from RBP will be helping out at CanFest at the Reno Ballroom (address: 401 N. Virginia St.) this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 starting at around 4:30.

If you haven’t done so already bring a bike down to the shop, the first 50 people to donate a bike will receive a $10 discount ticket to the festival. Hurry! We don’t have many tickets left!

Thanks to all the folks who already donated bikes, we’ll see you on Saturday!

Remember ride your bike to the event and we will keep it safe for you in our Bike Valet set up inside.

ALSO- On Saturday bring a bike to donate! We will still be accepting bike donations at Canfest! 

Canfest was started in 2009 by Buckbean Brewing Co., a local brewery. They wanted to spread the word about the delights of canned beer to the public who might be wary of beer in a can because it brings back memories of college parties littered to the ceilings with Keystone Lite cans. Yuck. However beer can still be delicious if served by can, and if you’re skeptical ride down to this event to taste for yourself.

Tickets are $25, or $5 for designated drivers, at ticketmaster.com.

Need more details? Holler at 775-323-2977

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