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We want to know how having access to RBP’s services & space have impacted you! You can help us better understand our impact on our community by completing a short survey about your experiences here.

This is part of a research project exploring the impact of community bike shops in the lives of patrons. Your input can help us improve our services and programs, as well as the atmosphere of the shop. All responses to this survey will be kept confidential and there is no obligation to participate. If you would like to participate, please click here to access the survey.

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Closed November 3-5 Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Y’all, we will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, & Monday. Tomorrow we goin’ CAMPING on our annual staff retreat. From now on till spring, we’re closed on Sundays & Mondays. See ya Tuesday!

Open Call for Mechanic-In-Training Candidates! Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Our next 15-week paid FutureCycle training program will begin January 2019! We are recruiting four youth, 16-24 who think bikes can change lives, are interested in teaching, aren’t afraid to get dirty, aren’t afraid of a challenge, communicate well, and are curious and excited to learn. Details and how to apply here.

Freewheels for Kids! Come for a volunteer wrenching party Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Reno Bike Project’s Freewheels for Kids outreach program provides free bikes to kids in need every holiday season. Children’s bikes, donated by community members, are repaired and tuned up by RBP volunteers. Those bikes are then donated to community organizations who distribute the bikes to families in extreme need, many of whom will currently be living in shelters or in temporary housing.

In 2017, Freewheels for Kids volunteers refurbished 132 bikes, which were donated to deserving kids served by The Children’s Cabinet, UNR’s Early Head Start Program, Anderson Elementary, Pine Middle School, Kiwanis Bike Program, Reno Housing Authority, and St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry.

We’re collecting kids bikes for Freewheels 2018 now! If your family has outgrown or out-of-use bikes, you can donate them to Reno Bike Project and we’ll recycle them into a new home. Cash donations are also appreciated, as we will be replacing parts on some bikes to they’re not only ready to ride, but totally appealing to their new owners, too.

Labor Day Hours Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

On Sunday, 9/2 and Monday, 9/3, our Grove St. shop will be closed to observe the holiday.

However, our 4th St. shop will be open both days from 8a-6p, specifically to accept bicycle donations. Please bring all donations to 635 E 4th.

Burning Man Special Hours Friday, August 24th, 2018

RBP on Grove St. is closed Friday 8/24-Monday 8/27, and only serving Burning Man customers at our 635 E 4th St. shop on these days.

We’re open at 4th from 10a-8p on these days.

As of Wednesday morning, we again have a limited # of bikes available for walk-in purchase.

Local customers, please visit the Grove shop again starting on Tuesday. Thanks for understanding!

Fall Break Riding Camp! Monday, August 20th, 2018

With any luck, the first week of October will bring us beautiful, bikeable weather. Let’s take advantage of it! You can enroll your child now in our cycling camp for teens and pre-teens! At our introductory Major Taylor Ride Camp, we learn road safety, bike handling, mechanics, and more skills; all while exploring the Truckee Meadows and doing fun activities on road and mountain bikes. At only $125 per head, the Major Taylor Ride Camp is fun, physical, and affordable. Enroll for camp from October 1-5!

We offer sliding scale pricing on our camp tuitions for families who need it. Making camp affordable for all is important to us, but our margins are already pretty minimal. Consider making a contribution to our Camp Scholarship Fund to support discounted tuition for families who need a little help! We look forward to riding with and getting to know your kiddo over break. Please send any questions to our Youth Programs Coordinator, Bridget.

Let’s Get a Center St. Cycletrack! Monday, August 13th, 2018

Save the Date: August 20

RTC Washoe County is hosting a community meeting on August 20 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the possibility of creating a newer, better, and safer connection between the University and MidTown. This meeting will be held at Reno Council Chambers (at Reno City Hal) and is open to the public.

This project is moving forward thanks in no small part to the efforts of a few dedicated members of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance. If you would like to see a huge improvement in Reno’s bicycle infrastructure, please make time to attend this meeting and voice your support.

Can’t make it in person? Send a note to one or more Reno City Council members (find their contact info here) and let them know that dedicated, safe cycling infrastructure is important to you and a positive step forward for the City of Reno.

We can’t do this without you! Voicing your support will let local leaders know that there are more than just a few of us who want to see the environmental, transportation, and community health benefits that cycling can bring to Washoe County.

Sans-Dan’s Night Workshop & Ride Monday, August 6th, 2018

Since 2009, a handful of dedicated volunteers have carved out a time to come together, lead and teach, and spread the ethos of self-reliance and repair-rather-than-replace, at weekly Dan’s Night workshops. Dan’s Night was started by two board members who saw a need among our Fourth St. community for after-hours workshop availability and a no-cost option for bike repair assistance. Dan and Greg were joined by a small, but robust, group of friends and regulars who helped run the workshops, share their expertise, and who formed strong bonds over the years. It’s been a privilege to host this group of volunteers, serving countless individuals, weekly for over nine years. So what now? Click below to keep reading!

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