Welcome to Reno Bike Project

The organization is 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.

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Send Your Kid to Bike Camp!

Over Spring Break, RBP is hosting two cycling camps! From March 26-30, send your teens (and pre-teens) to our introductory Major Taylor Ride Camp, where we learn road safety, bike handling, mechanics, and more; all while exploring the Truckee Meadows and doing fun activities on bicycle. At only $125 per head, the Major Taylor Ride Camp is fun, physical, and affordable. Scholarships are available.

If your child already has the basics of bike riding down, is enthusiastic about mountain biking, and ready to hone more advanced skills, sign them up for the $150 Major Taylor Intermediate Mountain Biking Camp from April 2-6! This group will gain intermediate road safety (to get them to the trailhead), advanced bike handling, mechanics, and more; and they get the skinny on some of the best mountain biking opportunities in Reno! Make sure your kid spends part of break outdoors! Send any questions to our Youth Programs Coordinator, Brandi.

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Position Available: Mechanic Educator

We are hiring a Mechanic Educator to join the team in our Community Bike Shop! More info & application instructions here.

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Read March’s News

Read our March Newsletter with a fresh new look here! And subscribe for monthly news in your inbox!

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Support KWNK by becoming a member

KWNK needs your help for it’s membership drive. You can sign up or donate here.

You can read more on the website here.

KWNK 97.7FM is Reno’s first freeform, non-commercial, community radio project. After nearly a decade of work to bring this project to fruition, KWNK officially launched on Oct. 31, 2017, on 97.7FM with a slate of more than 50 volunteer DJs and programming from 4pm-4am daily.

 

The KWNK Radiothon is a community-driven, listener-driven fundraising campaign to ensure KWNK’s future on-air, online, and in our community. This is KWNK’s first membership drive, and its most important. Meeting our goal solidifies the station within our community, while also growing it in very important ways, including: taking the station to 24-hr programming; providing online streaming and show archiving; purchasing necessary equipment and supplies; and more.

PURPOSE

  • 24-hour programming

  • Online Streaming

  • Support operational costs – tower lease, licenses, fees

  • Support one-time studio, recording and equipment costs

  • Help with training and education of new DJs and program development

  • Grow program capacity by more than 50% (meaning more community DJs and more programs!)

  • Be truly listener and community-supported. We own it!

  • Ongoing station sustainability

  • Show archive and documentation

  • New website to support streaming, DJ profiles and playlists, news and information, and more.

 

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Read February’s Newsletter

Read the RBP February newsletter here! And subscribe for monthly news!

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Holidates

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Read December’s Newsletter

Read the RBP December newsletter here! And subscribe for monthly news!

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Bikes for Tykes

Put a little extra holiday cheer out into the world and our community, and join us at one of two volunteer wrenching parties on December 2 or December 9 from 11-3!

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, tuned up, and spruced up by RBP volunteers. Those bikes are then donated to community organizations who distribute the bikes to families in need.


Join us to work on bikes for the tykes, under the supervision of RBP mechanics. Enjoy refreshments and the company of other service-minded people. No experience needed to volunteer—this is a great learning opportunity!

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Read November’s Newsletter

Read the RBP November newsletter here! And subscribe for monthly news!

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Home Is Where You Put Your Stuff

It is a bittersweet thing to announce that after many years of calling Downtown Reno home, Reno Bike Project is moving to a new location at 216 E Grove St., opening November 1. We came to 4th St. in 2008 at just two years old. Over the course of this residency, we’ve grown up and into our own; and have accomplished some pretty impressive undertakings.

First, some easy numbers: since we moved in, our shop, programs, and events have reached well over 72,000 people. We’ve refurbished and recycled over 7,000 used bicycles and over 40,000 used parts. Our staff have performed over 9,000 repairs, and customers have made thousands of repairs themselves, utilizing our public workstations for nearly 10,000 hours. Dedicated volunteers have contributed 10,000 hours of their own, and RBP has provided employment and professional development opportunities to 35+ individuals.

4th St. is where we developed many of the programs and practices we are best-known for today, including Dan’s Night and Ladies’ Night, community slow rides, Gratis days and mornings, the annual Bike Swap, quarterly Bicycle Repair Classes, the Biggest Little Commuter bicycle subsidy program, Major Taylor cycling education for youth, and much more.

In addition to the above, our presence has had further tangible effects on our neighborhood: as a prime example, three years after we banded together with other 4th St. businesses to demonstrate the potential of the 4th St. corridor with Positively 4th Street, one new business after another is opening its doors on our block; and construction on 4th St./Prater Way, due for completion early next year, will connect Reno to Sparks with enhanced bus rapid transit service, accessible sidewalks, safer two-way traffic, street trees, and bike lanes!

So while it is difficult to say goodbye to this place that we’ve grown so fond of, it’s awesome to look back and see all the good things our presence here has done. And it’s equally exciting to imagine the positive effects RBP is going to bring to our new neighborhood, south of Plumb. So what’s next for this organization? If the history from our first big move is any predictor, it’s going to be bigger and better than anyone can imagine right now.

RBP’s last day open on 4th Street will be Friday, October 20. After that we’re going to spend the next 10 days moving, and we are going to need all the help we can get. Seriously, all the help. To confirm any time you’d like to contribute between 10/21-11/1, please check in with Genevieve so we can tell you which location to meet us at any given time (and to be sure we’re working at the time you want to help). We’ll post daily updates to our social media platforms with day-to-day requests for help, so follow along there, or check in for times not posted about.

So long 4th Street, and hello Grove Street!

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