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Exciting news: Our new second location at 635 E Fourth St. will be open to the public for the first time (second, if you came to the We HeArt Bikes show in June) for Burning Man 2018! We are, for the second year, offering bicycle and accessories reservations, so if you’re heading to the Playa, we recommend you reserve your Human Playa Vehicle early! We WILL sell out.

We have a unique sales situation, this year: Starting August 1 and ending August 16, Playa bike sales and reservation pick-up will be at our main location, 216 E Grove St. Then, pick up will will move to our secondary location at 635 E Fourth St., starting August 17, ongoing thru September 1. Burner bikes will no longer be available on Grove after 8/16. Clear as mud?

As we do every year, we will hold extended hours the weekend before the festival starts. This year, our extended hours at 635 E Fourth will be 10a-8p on Friday 8/24, Saturday 8/25, Sunday 8/26, and Monday 8/27. For all other dates, refer to our normal hours.

More information can be found, and reservations made, at our online Burner Shop.

Shred This Summer Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

We have one last summer weeklong day camp open, when you can ensure your kiddo gets some outdoor time in! 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 in camp for July 16-20!

Sliding scale pricing is available on our camp tuition 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.

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We’re Hiring! Friday, May 25th, 2018

We’ve made a few new hires, but with summer coming on and a second location in the works, we are still looking for additional help! We are asking for your help in getting the word out about our full-time or part-time Mechanic Educator job openings. We have a lot of work to do this year and it’s an exciting time to be part of the RBP team.

View the job description and directions to apply here!

Memorial Day Closure Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

RBP will not be open Sunday, May 27 or Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Please plan accordingly, and enjoy your holiday.

We HeArt Bikes Coming in June! Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The We HeArt Bikes fundraising art show is coming back after a one-year hiatus, celebrating art and bike culture in the Truckee Meadows! Join us for this iconic event on Saturday, June 9. The show features cycling-related art contributed by local and regional artists.

The show will be held at the new, second RBP location at 635 E 4th St., with a members-only happy hour starting at 5p and general admission (it’s free) beginning at 6p.

Our Call for Art is open thru June 2. All mediums are accepted. All work must be cycling themed and ready to hang. 50% of art show sales benefit RBP. Contact Noah, call 775 323 4488, or visit the shop at 216 E. Grove St to submit art.

Two RBPs!? Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

We are excited to announce that we are working on opening a second location, at 635 E. 4th Street, this June. We kind of stumbled upon this location in looking for additional storage, but it provides several opportunities for growth, and we are excited for this next phase. This second location allows us to better serve downtown and UNR. When we moved to Grovetown (look out, Midtown!) we lost proximity and, in many cases, the customers from that area. Our second location, just one block east of our old shop, will bring our affordable resources back to that neighborhood back, where the bicycle traffic has always been heavy, and will only increase following completion of the 4th-Prater corridor redesign that includes bike lanes.

We also plan to create a production center for our staff in the new RBP building where they can work, free from the distractions of the public, overhauling and repairing bikes. With so much activity in our shop, it’s often challenging to focus on a single project; this new space is over 6000 sq/ft, so there is both ample storage and workspace. This space also provides us an opportunity to host our FutureCycle program outside or already crowded and bustling Grove St. operation.

Lastly, Burning Man. Last year we sold approximately 840 bikes to Burning Man attendees, and those bikes take up a lot of room. In our old space, we could store about 500 bikes, with another 300+ next door and in additional rented storage space. In this new space we think we can store close to 2000 bikes. This will free up almost 2000 sq/ft of storage in our Grove St. location and allow us to keep all our bikes in one location, improving the efficiency of operations.

We will need some help setting up this new location, as well as need some fixtures and supplies to get set up. Look for updates to help in the near future, in our newsletter.

In the meantime, here is a list of supplies we need:

Camp Shred Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Want to make sure your kid spends at least a week of the summer outdoors, riding bikes and having fun? If so, look into enrolling them in one of our cycling camps 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 in a camp session June 18-22 or July 16-20!


Sliding scale pricing is available on our camp tuition 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.

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