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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.

Summer Riding Camps for Teens Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Sign Ups are open for Major Taylor Summer Day Camps! You can fill out the application online here or download the application here.


The Reno Bike Project needs you! Friday, August 30th, 2013


Howdy Everyone,

You probably know that the Reno Bike Project has an awesome staff, but did you know that we actually count on our volunteers to keep the shop going?

That’s right folks, regular bike lovin’ people from our community are the real reason that we are able to provide so much for Reno, Sparks, and the surrounding areas.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work on bikes for free, or had wanted to give your time to a worthy cause, then consider filling out a volunteer application online at or fill one out in person at our shop.

We have a lot of projects for volunteers right now. We really need people willing to come and give us their precious time. This is the best time of year to come in and learn something new, regardless if you have any previous experience.  Just fill out an application, attend a volunteer orientation, and drop on by.

Kevin and the RBP Staff

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!

We HeART Bikes is coming! Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Get ready folks, our 6th annual We HeART Bikes fundraising art show is on Saturday! If you came to the event last year, you know what kind of fun, awesome, bike art party we can throw down.  We’re excited to see new faces and show off some great work by local artists. This is a family friendly event so please bring the kids!

Here are the details:

Where: The Holland Project Gallery 140 Vesta Street

When: Saturday April 28, Reception starts at 5:00pm, Live music and party starts at 9:00

Big thanks to New Belgium for providing beverages for this event!

flyer details

We HeART Bikes is Coming!!! Monday, March 12th, 2012

Calling all artists of the land to create some killer bike art for this year’s We HeART Bikes art show and fundraiser! Peep this flyer for the details or call us if you have questions! Last year we had 75 artists submit over 100 pieces of art. You know it’s a fun party and a great chance to get your work exposed to the coolest bunch of cats in the BLC.

Here are some pics from last years show to provide you with some inspiration:

Some really cool bicycle art projects can be seen here:

Kids Bike Fix-Up Party part one! Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Thanks to our stellar volunteers for coming to the shop today to help us fix kid’s bikes for our Free Wheels for the Kids giveaway! We have about 100 bikes we need to fix. About 10 people came today, filled up all our work stations and got their hands dirty working on bikes. If you missed today’s work party don’t worry. Really, you have one more opportunity to tune up some kids huffys and tricycles. Come by on December 17 from 10-4 for our SECOND kids bike fix up party. There will be food and friends and hot chocolate.

Here’s some pictures from the day!

Jaime Bobby Super Volunteer!

The finished product! Free wheels for kids!

Dan Ruby with a kid's bike!

Megan doing work on a kids bike!

Free Wheels for the Kids! Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

We are starting our Free Wheels for the Kids program soon and we need to repair upwards of 100 kids bikes for our giveaway on December 18th.

This means we need help! We have scheduled two different work parties for this Saturday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Please come by to help us fix bikes to give to children in our community. It’s a great opportunity for you to practice fixing bikes, hang out with friends and participate in one of our favorite community service projects of the year.

Email us with any questions!

Canfest: Best Beer Event of 2011 Monday, November 14th, 2011


Canfest was an amazing beer soaked extravaganza of fun, friends, mini-bikes and canned beer! We are so thankful to have been selected as the non-profit beneficiary of the event. Our volunteers were amazing and helped crack and pour countless beers, thanks so much friends you helped to make this thing possible!

Abbi PR did an outstanding job of  organizing the event. It went smoothly thanks to their hard work. Connie you rule! And, thanks to the many breweries who came to share their brews with all of us thirsty patrons. GREAT WORK! Here are some photos from the night…

Holly shows off her Canfest flair.

Volunteers Stephen and Jungle John pour some high quality IPA.

Jared and Johnny man the RBP tent and they have fun while they're at it!

Handmade RBP Ambassador name tag.

21st Amendment Brewery. Great beer!

Grown men racing mini-bikes.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Mark and Anna.

The dream team of volunteers, Dan Ruby, Kira and Jared. You guys are great!

Brand new super fresh and fly Reno Bike Project Membership packets.

Buckbean's Noddy Girls Erin and Jill. Thanks Buckbean for all the work they did to put this event together.

Austin and Jeff. It ain't a beerfest without PRETZELS!

One of the raffle prizes was one can from every single brewery at the event. Awesome.

Volunteers Michael and Megan at the 21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco. Delicious beer.

Noah and Anthony, doing something productive, like always.

Mini-bike races were hilarious.

Mrs. Kym Hiscox-Daggett shows off some fine American Coors.

Lindsey Pisani helping out at the RBP tent. We began our membership program at this event. It's a multi-tier program, membership starts at just 25$!

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported RBP and enjoyed the Canfest!

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