Posts Tagged ‘bike advocacy’

Human Playa Vehicles Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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The Dust Devil Church group at their 2012 summer camp, June 2012

Greetings all,

We bet some of you are going to Burning Man, and don’t want to walk around once you get there.
We propose you ride a Human Playa Vehicle (bike) for that really hot event in the desert we are your one-stop shop.
Here are all the details for getting a bike this year.

Hours will be as follows:
Friday 8/28 10am-6pm
Saturday 8/29 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/30 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/31 10am-6pm

Some critical details/FAQ:

We will also be offering limited repairs during this extremely busy time , so please don’t expect us to overhaul your bike on the spot. Repairs will be limited to things like flat fixes and brake adjustments.

If you have questions please call us at 775.323.4488

Bikes for Burners 2014 Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Greetings all,
If you’re looking for a Human Playa Vehicle (bike) for that really hot event in the desert we are your one stop shop.
Here are all the details for getting a bike this year.
Hours will be as follows
Friday 8/22 10am-6pm
Saturday 8/23 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/24 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/25 10am-6pm (If we sell out, we will close)
We dont rent bikes, only sell them.
Bikes are $60. We accept all bikes back.
We have many left, but don’t make reservations.
Additionaly we will be open Sunday 8/24 and probably Monday 8/25.
We just received a last minute load, so we dont expect to sell out until 8/25, though we aren’t sure when exactly.
You will need to call or come to the shop when you get to Reno to confirm availability.
If you are worried about bikes selling out prior to your arrival try contacting someone local to come and pick up bikes ahead of time.
We have a full selection of accessories including EL wire, lights, Monkey Lights, Racks, Baskets, Cantainers, bike racks for cars (rear hanging only) and more.
We will install all items for a price, which will be clearly listed.
We will also be offering limited repairs during this extremely busy time , so please don’t expect us to overhaul your bike on the spot. Repairs will be limited to things like flat fixes and brake adjustments.
If you have questions please call us at 775.323.4488
[googleMap name=”Reno Bike Project” description=”Reno Bike Project Community Bike Shop”]541 E. 4th Street, Reno NV 89509[/googleMap]
Help us make KIETZKE the most bicycle friendly road in Reno! Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Calling all bicyclists to attend the Kietzke Lane Safety Management Plan Open House on February 21, 4-7pm at the Wooster High Gym. NDOT will be presenting their best options for improving Kietzke Lane and creating a safe, community street that connects neighborhoods in South Reno and improves travel between shopping, schools and work. This is a critical meeting to ensure that bicyclists and pedestrians demonstrate that all of the proposed improvements be kept in the plan.
These safety improvements include: Green bike boxes and bicycle signal heads at key intersections, buffered bikes lanes or cycle tracks, and possibly roundabouts at Plumb and 2nd Street intersections. Lastly NDOT is proposing to remove on-street parking and purchase right-of-way to allow space for the Complete Street components of wider sidewalks and bike lanes. This is one of the first times that this has occurred in Reno/Sparks, and it will set a precedent for safety planning and accommodating bicyclists in the community into the future. This project is also important because NDOT will consider relinquishing (trading) Kietzke to the City of Reno down the road, so we need to install these improvements now.
Please attend the Open House and submit comments supporting the improved safety proposals for Kietzke Lane. NDOT is depending on the cycling community to show support for these improvements and to show the governing agencies that we are committed to increasing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians who will travel this corridor. The estimated cost for everything is $30 million, so they will have 3 levels of priority. We need to keep bicycling facilities at a Priority 1 or 2 to get them built within five years.
See you at the meeting!

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

12/7 BPAC Meeting Thursday, December 8th, 2011

RBP was present at the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting last night at the RTC building on Sutro. I think it was a really productive meeting, we were updated on all the projects that were completed by the RTC in the last year to make the Truckee Meadows a better place for bikes. Last year RTC added 51 total miles of bike lanes in the area and next year they plan to strip another 32.7 miles of bike lanes! That’s a really big improvement that all of us can really feel when were on the road. Thanks RTC! Keep up the good work!

If you’re interested, here’s a link to the meeting minutes: http://www.rtcwashoe.com/BPAC/documents/BPAC_120711_agenda.pdf