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« Older Entries Grove St Closed Tomorrow (Sunday, 8/25) Sunday, August 25th, 2019

216 E Grove St is closed tomorrow (Sunday, 8/25)! Thank you to our Reno community for your patience as we work through Burning Man! We’ll reopen for regular hours on Monday (10AM–5PM).
Our Burning Man shop (at 635 E 4th St) will be open 10 AM–8 PM.
If you’d like to volunteer, we’d appreciate any extra hands at 4th St tomorrow. Thank you, too, to anyone that’s donated some time thus far!

Burning Man Hours! Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Check our extended Burning Man hours at 4th St & reduced services at both shops!

Grove St: 
Public workstations & retail available; no bike repairs (can drop off though)
Friday, August 23: 10A–6P
Saturday, August 24: 10A–5P
Sunday, August 25: 11A–4P
Monday, August 26: 10A–5P

4th St: 
Our Burner Shop pop-up; no public workstations or non-burner retail/repairs
Friday, August 23: 10A–8P
Saturday, August 24: 10A–8P
Sunday, August 25: 10A–8P
Monday, August 26: 10A–8P

Closed Sundays at Grovetown for the next two weeks Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

FYI! For the next two weeks (August 11th & 18th), we’ll be closed Sundays at Grovetown to accommodate Burner traffic at our 4th St Shop. Peep the schedule below:

216 E Grove St
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 10 AM–5 PM 
Tuesday: 10 AM–5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–6 PM
Friday: 10 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM

635 E 4th St
Sunday: 10 AM–5 PM
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–2 PM
Friday: 10 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM

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RBP is closed for July 4 Thursday, July 4th, 2019

We’ll be back on the 5th.

Catch Up with Major Taylor! Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

This spring 25 middle and high school students from EnCompass Academy, Hand Up Homes for Youth, and High Desert Montessori School (HDMS) graduated the Major Taylor Program (MTP). Riding a collective 2,852 miles across Washoe County, students challenged themselves, tackling hilly routes, congested roads, and new bike mechanic skills with positive attitudes and the support of their classmates. 

This is our fifth year working with HDMS, and early adopter of the MTP. Youth Programs Coordinator, Bridget Tevnan, remarks, “The Montessori Method really complements what we’re trying to accomplish through the Major Taylor Program. Whether it’s making educated traffic decisions, sharing words of encouragement as we pedal up Washington Street to Rancho San Rafael Park, observing nature in local green spaces, or working through failure while learning new mechanic skills, HDMS students seem particularly ready to engage in our curriculum.” Bar defensively bringing up the caboose of our twelve-person bike train, teachers Robin Barry and Jessica Estes lead by example—demonstrating the transformative power of engaging youth in education where choice, exploration, independence, and accountability direct instruction.

Bridget goes on, “I’ll never forget the first team-building activity I presented to the HDMS students. Standing together with a bike on a tarp, they were tasked with flipping over the tarp without anyone stepping off. I’d done this activity with other groups, and most of the time, the “strongest” kid would hold the bike. The HDMS group, though, applied skills we’d learned early in the week to remove the wheels and then divided the pieced-out bike amongst three students. Seeing such a collaborative and creative approach really informed how I structure our classes.”

This quarter included unique programming for HDMS students as they used bike riding to explore interdisciplinary subjects. A short ride up Wedekind Road brought us to Be the Change Project. There, we visited Katy and Kyle Chandler-Isacksen’s homestead and learned about how permaculture, low-impact building materials, solar power, and of course, bike commuting fit into a lifestyle that is healthy on individual, community, and global scales. On another ride along the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail, students stopped at Fisherman’s Park to engage in a watershed lesson from long-standing partners, One Truckee River.

With exciting plans for complete street development along Wells Avenue and Oddie Boulevard in the works, students rode existing facilities, compared the corridor to routes near their school with more robust multimodal infrastructure (think: Victorian Avenue), read articles about the costs and benefits of adding protected bikes lanes, and practiced their writing skills with letters of support addressed to RTC Washoe. During a presentation, Project Manager, Maria Paz-Fernandez answered questions about the project’s funding, urban greening, and careers in civil engineering.

Finally, we joined community members in delivering donated books to Kate Smith Elementary School through Washoe County’s annual “Ride for Reading” event. Bridget’s comment: “It was inspiring to see these middle school students riding with council and community members alike. I think they were stoked to caravan through Sparks behind a police escort. The cowbells and cheering that welcomed us at Kate Smith were exciting, too!”

It probably goes without saying, but we believe it’s this type of multifaceted, engaging, and hands-on education that is desperately needed in our community, and we’re so grateful to our community partners for their continued effort and support!

Does the Major Taylor Program sound like a fit for your school, organization, or after-school program? Rocking a fleet of KHS mountain and road bikes, we’re looking to expand! Contact Bridget Tevnan this summer to schedule Fall 2019 classes and beyond!

Tri-Lab at Craft Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Join Reno Bike Project, Craft Wine & Beer, and the Holland Project for a special collaborative fundraising street party featuring the debut of the limited-edition Tri-Lab beer from IMBĪB Custom Brews, art auction (a new take on RBP’s long-running We HeART Bikes show), music, drinks, food, silent auction and raffle, a special outdoor film screening, games, killer merch, and lots more – all for a good cause!

Fine Motor, Night Rooms and KWNK Reno Community Radio DJs will be performing; Uncle Buddy’s Reno will providing delicious fare on the wood-fired grill; and we’ll be screening two award-winning animated bicycle-themed films once the sun goes down.

Imbib’s Tri-Lab beer is a blend of new-school and noble hops laid down over a classic pilsner base. It’s a refreshing lager for sunny days that’s been double-dry-hopped with friendship. Also features a special artist-designed label!

Hope to see you at Craft (22 Martin Street) on June 6, starting at 6pm for a one-of-a-kind collaboration between long-time partners to support youth and community programs! ♥

RBP Is Hiring: Mechanics Wanted! Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Reno Bike Project is currently accepting applications Mechanic Educators!

If you are someone with mechanical chops as well as great people skills, patience (but also good hustle), and compassion for others, look into a position as a Mechanic Educator in our community bike shop—full time preferred, part time available. Make daily substantial impacts on our community by educating and encouraging cyclists to be self-reliant, motivated, and knowledgeable.

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