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« Older Entries 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.

Burn Notice Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Burning Man 2016 is August 28-September 5. Are you thinking about how you’ll avoid walking everywhere once you get there?


Visit our Burning Man Master Post for the nitty-gritty, alkaline-dusty details on how to get YOUR Human Playa Vehicle so you can explore all the nooks, crannies, and bench tops of Da Vinci’s Workshop.

Packed to the Gills Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Happy New Year! RBP hopes 2016 is only treating you right.

We know the weather may be a little bit chilly and a little wet for riding at present (for some); but if you’ve been thinking about getting a new bike come spring, right now is actually prime time to find the perfect introductory bicycle or upgrade! Why? Business is slow and we have had LOTS of time to work on overhauls. We haven’t had such a well-stocked floor in years!

Come on down; our shop staff would is lonely and would be happy to show our full stock off and help you find just what you want.

Bikes for Burners 2014 Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Greetings all,
If you’re looking for a Human Playa Vehicle (bike) for that really hot event in the desert we are your one stop shop.
Here are all the details for getting a bike this year.
Hours will be as follows
Friday 8/22 10am-6pm
Saturday 8/23 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/24 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/25 10am-6pm (If we sell out, we will close)
We dont rent bikes, only sell them.
Bikes are $60. We accept all bikes back.
We have many left, but don’t make reservations.
Additionaly we will be open Sunday 8/24 and probably Monday 8/25.
We just received a last minute load, so we dont expect to sell out until 8/25, though we aren’t sure when exactly.
You will need to call or come to the shop when you get to Reno to confirm availability.
If you are worried about bikes selling out prior to your arrival try contacting someone local to come and pick up bikes ahead of time.
We have a full selection of accessories including EL wire, lights, Monkey Lights, Racks, Baskets, Cantainers, bike racks for cars (rear hanging only) and more.
We will install all items for a price, which will be clearly listed.
We will also be offering limited repairs during this extremely busy time , so please don’t expect us to overhaul your bike on the spot. Repairs will be limited to things like flat fixes and brake adjustments.
If you have questions please call us at 775.323.4488
[googleMap name=”Reno Bike Project” description=”Reno Bike Project Community Bike Shop”]541 E. 4th Street, Reno NV 89509[/googleMap]
2013 BURNING MAN BIKES! Tuesday, July 30th, 2013






Burning Man Bikes $60 – 
Yes that’s right, RBP is your one stop Burning Man Bike shop. Reno Bike Project sells Playa legal bikes for $60 each. These are tuned up bikes that mostly came from Burning Man. They range in size, style, and color, have at least one gear and brake, however most have both brakes and more gears. They are reliable and fixed up to last you through the week. No Reservations, First Come Only 

RBP will have roughly 400 Burner Bikes ready to go and we sell them on a first come, first serve basis.

Our shop will be open special hours as follows:

8/23/13 – 10am-6pm
8/24/13 – 10am-6pm
8/25/13 – 10am-8pm
8/26/13 – 10am-8pm
8/27/13 – 10am-5pm

We strive to accommodate everyone, however we usually sell out the week of the event. To get the pick of the litter get here early.

Additionally, Reno Bike Project sells bike maintenance and comfort accessories, However we don’t have any art decoration supplies.

If you have any questions regarding Burning Man Bikes, Please call RBP (775) 323-4488 or email Or just come by the shop 541 E. 4th St. Reno, NV 89512


NYC Bike Share Update: “If anything they gonna decorate this motha f*#@a.” Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

NYC recently launched the largest bike share program in the world and it only touches a small centralized area of NYC. As we all know at RPB, access to bikes can greatly improve the lives of everyone… especially low-income individuals. While the bike share does not yet reach those who really need it, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will one day soon. This clip perfectly highlights the paradox of the citibike share program.

P.S. Congratulations! We finally did it. “The bike lobby is an all powerful enterprise.”

P.S.S. Watch Citibike at work here:




Front Page News!! Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Front Page News!


Man, it’s nice to get some love from the media every now and then and today our event was posted on the front page of !! Pretty neat. Click HERE for the article and don’t forget to submit your artwork for the We HeART Bikes Art Show by March 29th! What are you creating this year? Bike sculptures? Bike paintings? Bike movies? Bike magnets? Bike embroidery? Bike portraits? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

You can follow on twitter @thisisreno  or peep their website for all news RENO!

Bikes, Hours and Supplies for Burning Man Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Greetings Burners,

Our extended hours during Burning Man are:

8/22-8/27  9am-8pm

If you need a bike for Burning Man then RBP is your stop. We will have over 600 bikes available this year as well as a ton of accessories to keep you looking good and riding safe including baskets, seat covers, lights, EL wire kits and more. We will also be adding additional hours in the week prior to the event to try and accomodate everyone, so keep an eye on our website for more details.

Remember we don’t reserve bikes, they are sold on a first come basis only, so get here early or send your friends to grab a couple.

Have a great burn and we hope to see you soon!

SWAP DON’T SHOP Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Our 6th annual bike swap is going to be our biggest yet.  This year we’ll be at the Barbara Bennett Park basketball courts during The Mighty Tour De Nez on July 29, 10-4.  We’ll have great deals on bikes, and our vendors will be selling more bikes, parts, and all kinds of cycling gear.  Do some shopping, and then grab a beer and watch the biggest little bike race in the world.

Have a bike to sell?  We’ll do it for you while you shop and watch the race.  Drop off your bike at our 4th St location the week before the event, or at the park between 8am and 10am.  The 20% consignment fee will benefit the Reno Bike Project’s education, advocacy, and outreach programs.

Interested in being a vendor at our event?  If you’re a shop, cycling club, or just have too much bike stuff in the garage, we’d love to have you at the swap.  This year it’s free!  Get in touch and we’ll sign you up.

If you have any questions please contact Casey Clark at

Specialized Rockhopper 24″ Friday, May 25th, 2012


Specialized Rockhopper with 24″ wheels. Recently overhauled and for sale! $225

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