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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!

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.

Gift the Gift of Bikes This December Monday, November 7th, 2016

Reno Bike Project’s Freewheels for Kids outreach program provides free bikes to kids in need during the 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.


Our 2016 bike drive is underway! If your family has outgrown or out-of-use bikes, 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.

Our two Freewheels volunteer wrenching parties will be on December 3 and December 10 from 11am-3pm. Volunteers don’t need to have any prior mechanical experience to come in and help; our mechanic educators will oversee and assist in all repairs, and refreshments will be provided as a small thank you. This is a great learning opportunity for new volunteers.

The Leaves, They Are a-Changing Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Join us for a different kind of community ride from what we’ve done before with our Sloth Pedal series: on the morning of October 15 we’re meeting at Horseman’s Park for a TRAIL RIDE! Come with your knobbly tires, breathe that cold, crisp air and appreciate the gorgeous colors of Fall with friends. If you’re new to riding off-road, no worries! This is a perfect trail system for beginners.
Summer Riding Camps for Teens Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Sign Ups are open for Major Taylor Summer Day Camps! You can fill out the application online here or download the application here.


Dinner & Bikes Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

dinnerandbikes2Join us at Sundance Books & Music on June 8 for an evening of inspirational storytelling about bicycle culture and delicious food, presented by Elly Blue, Joe Biel, and Joshua Ploeg. This is their sixth annual U.S. tour bringing people together to eat delicious food and get inspired about bicycle transportation.

As the audience arrives, they serve themselves from chef Joshua Ploeg’s seven-course gourmet vegan and gluten-free buffet spread. While the audience is eating, local advocates discuss their work and local issues and initiatives.

Then, Elly Blue and Joe Biel co-present a new interactive discussion and presentation including eight short films about Groundswell movements—incidences where people demand better neighborhood conditions and successfully implement them. Stories include how Reading, PA came to be 13th on the East Coast for bike commuting without any advocacy or government spending; former gang members riding bikes to raise awareness about gang violence; Mexico City’s superhero of the streets, Peatonito; the story of the League of American Bicyclists’ equity council; how the City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways worked as a response to gentrification; and how cyclists are representing themselves and creating their own voices all over the world.

Throughout the evening there are plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions, and browsing the Microcosm pop-up book and t-shirt store.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 through Paypal or $25 at the door the day of the event.

Bike Week With RBP Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Bike Week 2016 is here: Saturday, May 14-Friday, May 20—are you ready for a week of bike commuting, events, and celebration? See the full list of events and register to log miles and win prizes at, and peek the events we’ll be involved in below:


We’re playing host with our Bike Valet in the Statewide Lighting and Recycled Records parking lots during Bike-Around Bingo – Saturday, May 14, 11a-4p

This month’s leisurely, all-ages Cyclofemme Sloth Pedal starts and ends at Two Chicks – Sunday, May 15, 9-10

We’re bringing the Mobile Bike Repair Stand to the Washoe County Health District building – Monday, May 16, 12-1p

Ladies’ Night will be free & open to the public – Tuesday, May 17, 6-8p

Dan’s Night and social, in partnership with Mellow Fellow, will be free & open to the public – Wednesday, May 18, 5-7p

As always, we host the culminating Bike Week event—our annual Pancake Feed – Friday, May 20, 6-10a

Call for Art 2016 Friday, February 26th, 2016


Meet Me At Mayberry Monday, November 16th, 2015

For this month’s Slow Roll, we plan to lead you along a beautiful western portion of the Truckee River and introduce those who may not be familiar with the fine local establishments grouped at Mayberry Landing, the business plaza on Mayberry & McCarren. This is recognized as the start of the popular “Verdi Loop” bike route, so these businesses see a lot of cyclists and welcome our visit. Riders are encouraged to show them that “bikes mean business” by getting a bite from one of the restaurants or perusing the other interesting shops! Click the linked flier to see more info and which businesses are giving Slow Rollers a special discount or freebee!

Mayberry flier

Freewheels for Kids to bring the joy of cycling to more kids in the community Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

As the holiday season rolls around, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) gears up to give bikes to kids in need. The Freewheels for  Kids program is an annual event by RBP, in conjunction with the Reno Fire Department, the Children’s Cabinet of Northern Nevada, and (this year for the first time!) UNR’s Early Head Start Program. RBP repairs children’s bicycles, and our partners distribute them to the kids who need them most.

This year the community can get involved in two ways. First, folks, you can donate kids bikes to RBP during business hours (Wednesday through Saturday). Cash donations are also very much appreciated, as we need to replace parts on some bikes. You can specify the purpose your your monetary donation should to go toward when you donate to RBP through Paypal. Second, everyone is invited to come in during two scheduled work parties on December 6 and December 13 from 11a-3p @ RBP (541 E. 4th Street). During these work parties, volunteers of all skill levels will help repair bikes to make them safe and ready for the kids. RBP mechanics will assist in all repairs, and food and beverages will be provided as as small thank you. This is a great learning opportunity for folks with limited experience working on bikes.

To let us know you’re planning to attend, please fill out this short survey. Contact with any questions.

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