We’re built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one.
Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and resource, which advocates for a sustainable cycling community through education, collaboration, and accessibility for everyone in the Truckee Meadows.
How we’re working towards a sustainable cycling community:
Making cycling more accessible to the public through recycling and recirculation of used bikes into the community at affordable prices.
Encouraging self-sufficiency by holding bike mechanics workshops and by providing a space for community members to repair their own bicycles rather than incur maintenance costs.
Encouraging bicycle activism by promoting and producing cycling related events for a variety of audiences.
Advocating for cycling rights and cycling growth in the Truckee Meadows by working with public officials and other organizations that are key players in transportation planning.
Complementing other local groups to encourage youth safety and cycling-related arts and culture, and contributing to Reno’s continual growth as a diverse and vibrant community.
Keeping an open mind to all cycling needs and ideas and helping to facilitate positive growth.
Meet the Staff
A native of Reno, Nevada, Noah Chubb-Silverman has been an avid bicyclist for most of his life, majorly influenced by competitive mountain biking and cycling since the age of 15. In 2001 he moved to Bellingham, Washington and it was there that he first became acquainted with a community bike shop named The Hub. Working as a volunteer at this shop while attending Western Washington University, he saw the impact that a small group of staff and volunteers can make towards helping people get onto bicycles. After graduating in 2005 with a degree in Industrial Technology, Noah moved back to Reno and drew from his experience in Washington to start the Reno Bike Project in October of 2006. He works hard to develop every aspect of the organization.
Joseph “Kyle” Kozar
Joseph “Kyle” Kozar graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 with a dual B.A. in Journalism and Spanish. A native of Reno, Kyle has been an avid cyclist for over a decade and founded Reno Bike Project in October 2006. Since RBP’s inception, he has undergone additional business training and worked to improve every aspect of the organization from writing the initial business proposal to program development to branding and public exposure. In 2010 Kyle moved to New York City to study urban planning at the Pratt Institute, but he still makes time to help out whenever we need him.
Jillian is a sixth generation Nevadan, but moved with her family to California at the age of 6, returning to Reno in 2018. She earned her B.A. in Politics from Willamette University in 2014 and completed an M.B.A. from Temple University in 2019. While teaching bicycle maintenance to people with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania, Jillian witnessed the transformative potential of bicycle education. Since working for Reno Bike Project, she has seen the lives of kids and adults transform by the gift of a bicycle. More butts on bikes!
Kurstin was born in Oregon but grew up abroad, giving him a diverse set of skills and some really cool stories. Kurstin has been in Reno since the early 2000’s, and has worked at several bike shops in the area. His knowledge in shop management and mechanical skills made him a natural fit at RBP. When not working at RBP, Kurstin is active with the Poedunks, mining Peavine’s singletrack, or rocking out on some of the local trails.
Corby grew up on a ranch in Southern Wyoming and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. Corby moved to Gardnerville in 2011 and then to Reno in 2019. He spends most of his time in the Sierra Nevada mountain biking or grinding gravel. He can also be found at cyclocross races, typically taking hand-ups.
Allen (Ray) Hill
Also known as BicycleRay. Forever in love with bikes. Ray has been passionate about bikes and anything cycling related his entire life. He has been repairing bikes for forty years, twenty at a local bike shop. He did a lot of cross country mountain biking and racing, and is still known to do jumps and tricks. Ray has often volunteered at cycling events helping people with their bikes and mobile repair. He enjoys teaching others how to maintain and repair their bikes so that they will gain confidence, independence and hopefully consider biking more often.
Reborn in Athens, Georgia in 1994 when two folks pedaled into town from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and camped in his backyard. They told stories of their cycling journeys and from that point on it’s been 100% bicycle life: touring, road and cross country mountain races, wrenching, commuting, working as a bike messenger for 10 years, and going to bicycle mechanic and frame making schools. Chai bought his first car at the age of 48, to be able to get to trail heads better. He moved to Sparks in December 2017 and is enjoying all the sunshine that the desert life provides on daily bike rides.
Donavin relocated to Reno from Southern Utah in 2012. He learned about Reno Bike Project and its volunteer opportunities when he came in for a bike tune-up. He volunteered over 300 hours and also completed RBP’s FutureCycle Program in 2017 before being hired on. Aside from helping visitors in the shop with their bike needs, Donavin is also our resident expert on gaming, Magic: The Gathering, and Pokemon!
Owen was raised in northern Nevada and relocated to Reno in 2019. He enjoys playing jazz and riding impractical bikes.
Shay was born and raised in Reno-Sparks and is proud to call the Truckee Meadows their home. Besides bicycles, Shay is also passionate about words and language and earned a degree in linguistics from UNR in 2016. While they won’t correct your grammar, they might critique your cable routing.
Meg has worked in various roles as an advocate for youth and vulnerable populations for over 20 years. She is a confident cyclist, and has been car free since 2018 (and look how happy this makes her! 😉). She is a mom, yogi, social justice advocate, and mountain wanderer. Meg is the co-founder of Wild Wonder Women of the Wrangells Badass Hero Camp—a yearly retreat in Alaska inspiring community, connection, and discovery.
Board of Directors
Board Leadership: David Fiore — President, Precious Hall — Secretary, Chet Burton — Treasurer
Board Directors: Joseph Brandl, Scott Gibson, Matt Hudson, Cassandra Joseph, Ron Marston
There’s something about the bicycle that has, from its very beginnings, attracted an impressive mix of supporters. Today, the same eclectic mix of fans can be heard singing the praises of RBP, and for that we are forever grateful.
RPB is made up of far more than its staff and board and we are lucky to have volunteers of all shapes and sizes who give much more than their time and money. Our supporters give their skills, expertise, passions, a little space on their soap box, specialized services and anything else we need to keep the gears running smoothly. RBP is lucky and grateful to have so much support from the community and the list below is by no means comprehensive however we would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their support.
Our Bicycle Friendly Business Members
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Reports & Financials
We’re committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community. Outside of our community bike shop, RBP engages people in the Truckee Meadows in three key ways: Outreach/Advocacy, Education, and Events.