Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 5pm
Thursday and Friday 10am – 6pm
541 E. 4th St. Reno, NV 89512
The RBP shop is a 2,850 sq. ft. organized mass of used bikes, tools, and people. We are open to the public 38-50 hours a week, seasonally. The shop includes an entrance retail area displaying refurbished bikes, a small assortment of new parts and accessories, a small library, and information at the front desk. Further in, we have eight fully-equipped workstations, specialty tools, large bins of sorted used bike parts, and lots of used bikes.
As a community bike shop we have an open door policy where everyone is encouraged to come work, volunteer, or simply hang out. We encourage people to take an active role and be the change they would like to see. Because of this, the shop is colorfully decorated with years of volunteer/employee input, ideas, and art. Reno Bike Project maintains a Safer Space set of policies to set the expectation that everyone in our shop is treated respectfully and equitably. Our community guidelines are posted in the public workstations, and can be read here in English and Spanish.
All used bicycles and used parts are donated to RBP from the community. Some are refurbished and sold, some are stripped for parts, some are sold as they are, and some are given away. We believe everyone has a right to affordable, sustainable transportation and we strive to accommodate everyone who comes into the shop. If we cannot offer assistance, we gladly direct customers to other shops or organizations that can. RBP carries a core selection of essential new parts and accessories, which are ordered from various wholesale distributors. On average, some 50 people visit the shop everyday to purchase bikes or parts, fix their own bikes, get information on cycling in the area, or to visit and share ideas. The following is a list of products and services offered in the shop:
- Refurbished Bikes RBP sells fully refurbished bicycles—”overhauls”—of all styles depending on what has been donated. These bicycles receive a full rebuild and roughly $100 in new parts (chain, tubes, tires, cables, etc.). Prices vary depending on the bike and labor put into it.
- Used Bikes RBP also sells bicycles as they come to us. These bikes are in some state of disrepair and generally need work. However, they are always checked over for frame damage and integrity by an RBP mechanic. Prices vary depending on the bike and its quality. Because all of our bike are donated we carry virtually every brand including Giant, Specialized, Trek, Schwinn, Miyata, Nishiki, Suntour, Centurion, Cannondale, Peugot, Gary Fisher, Raleigh, Bianchi, Diamond Back, Univega, and many more.
- Kids’ Bikes We usually have a selection of kids bikes ranging from 12″ – 20″.
- New Parts and Accessories RBP carries a small selection of new parts and accessories, mainly the parts that often need replacing: tubes, tires, chains, cables, cassettes, handlebar tape, grips, etc. This inventory changes slightly depending on noticeable customer demand. We also stock essential commuter accessories including lights, locks, pumps, patch kits, racks and baskets, and more. We have the ability to order nearly any part and will at a customer’s special request.
- Used Parts Some donated bikes have damaged frames or are unsafe to rebuild. These bikes are stripped of all their reusable parts, which are then sorted and sold for $3-$15. Occasionally rare or very nice parts are donated, which are sold for slightly more.
- Repair RBP provides full service repair priced on a sliding scale starting at a base price $50/hour. We give an estimate of the total cost of repairs when bikes are dropped off at the shop. We generally work on old/used bikes but we have the ability to work on anything. If we can’t work on your bike (i.e. a customer who requests his hydraulic disc brakes be bled) we will refer you to another shop that will.
- Information RBP believes that information is the cornerstone for growth. We provide knowledgeable opinions and advice for anything bicycle related as well as informational pamphlets and literature on bike mechanics, safety, riding, and entertainment.
- Bicycle Donations RBP accepts unwanted and broken bicycles as well as parts, which can be considered a tax-deductible donation. We will issue a donation receipt if wanted.
Public Work Space/Tools and Knowledgeable Help
- Do-It-Yourself RBP encourages people to learn to fix their own bicycles in hopes of inspiring self-reliance, self-confidence, the passing-on of knowledge, and—ultimately—more butts on more bikes, more often. We facilitate this by providing eight fully-equipped workstations during open hours that include: a repair stand, complete tool sets, access to specialty tools, rags, cleaner, and lubes. We ask for a $4-10 an hour donation for the use of a public workstation, and offer assistance in teaching customers how to perform maintenance and repairs, and properly use the tools. Come learn the joys of fixing your own bike.