Events

Reno Bike Project has hosted and been a part of many, many community events over our life as an organization. Our very first event was “Bike-Out or Strike-Out,” a daylong celebration of urban cycling culture on November 18, 2006. Since then, we have incorporated cycling-related events into our mission to push cycling culture and advocacy further forward, as well as outside the box, in the Truckee Meadows. Some events are annual, some are ongoing, and some only happen once. You’ll see upcoming events showcased here, and information about recurring events can be found below and through the links to the left.

Bike Valet

In an effort to encourage people to ride their bikes to cultural events and gatherings, Reno Bike Project provides a secure, hassle-free, exhaust-free Bike Valet Parking service for public events throughout the year. No need to bring a lock. This service is safe and secure with volunteers watching your bike the entire time. Just look for the giant Bike Valet sign and ask a volunteer to park your bike.

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The bike valet will be at the following 2018 events:

Borrow the Valet Racks

We will loan out the bike racks given that it does not conflict with our calendar of events. Generally we have lent the racks to bike races, long group rides, charity events, etc. We gladly accept donations for equipment use. If you are interested in borrowing or using the bike racks for an event of your own please call (775) 323-4488 or contact us.

Freewheels for Kids

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’ll begin collecting kids bikes for Freewheels 2018 around October. 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.