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11:30 – 3pm

Meet at 216 E Grove St.

Commuter-Members: Free

Other members: $25 for tacos and fun

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Reno Bike Project’s first-ever Tour de Pizza combines two of our biggest loves: pizza and bikes. Reno Bike Project is holding the first-ever Tour de Pizza to help increase its membership ranks, in particular, the Commuter-level participation. “We’re hoping the cycling community will become more involved in Reno Bike Project and become members,” said the Project’s Noah Silverman. “The Commuter member, in particular, gives us the funds to pay staff to repair bikes and ensure that everyone in our community has access to affordable bikes.” 

Tour de Pizza participants will ride on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 am – 3 pm. Participants will meet at RBP (216 E. Grove St) at 11:15 am for safety checks and then ride as a group to eat at three fantastic restaurants: Noble Pie Parlor (777 S Center St #100) and Sizzle Pie (190 S Center St), and gelato at Bibo Freddo (717 S Center St). 

Participation is free for RBP Commuter Members and $25 for other members. The $25 fee covers the cost of food at the three stops and a one-of-a-kind Tour de Pizza enamel pin. The ride will explore the side streets of Midtown and will be an opportunity to join fellow cyclists to make cycling more visible in Reno.

Commuter Members not only receive free pizza and a pin, but also a 20% discount on hard goods (like locks and tubes) the day of the event, as well as access to the bike repair workstations, an RBP t-shirt, and exclusive early bird heads-up on events and activities.

Read January’s Newsletter Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

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Read December’s Newsletter Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Read our December Newsletter here! Subscribe for monthly news in your inbox! Winter Holiday Closure Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

RBP is closed for the remainder of the decade (hee hee)–we’ll see y’all in 2020 on January 2nd at 10 am!

Read November’s Newsletter Friday, November 1st, 2019
Read our November Newsletter here! Subscribe for monthly news in your inbox! Winter Riding, Part 1: The Rider Friday, November 1st, 2019

From the workbench of shop manager, Kurstin Graham

Fall temperatures go through some big swings in the Truckee Meadows, near freezing in the morning to a warm 70 degrees by mid-afternoon. We often have brilliant sunshine but it can cloud over. Still days can give way to winds gusting to the point of knocking down fences. Add a bit of rain and snow all within a day’s commute and one might wonder if it is worth commuting November through April. Cycling wisdom suggests there is no weather you cannot dress for.

Your head and extremities: If your feet are cold, put on a hat! It may not be that simple but the idea is heat loss through your head cools your entire body. But back to your feet, wool and wool blend socks are fantastic! My go-to are Woolie Boolie and Wooleator socks from DeFeet. Next level protection includes weather proof shoe covers and winter specific shoes. Finding a favorite pair of winter gloves can be a greater challenge. You need to find the right combination of insulation and dexterity to match your riding needs. There are gloves, mits, and lobster claw hybrids. Unfortunately most cycling specific apparel is very expensive but I have been very please with investing in a variety of glove styles from Pearl Izumi. I also use Bar Mitts pogies with a liner glove. When it comes to head wear there are many options to cover as little or as much as you need. The ski-mask balaclava offers complete coverage while Rox Dog Earz fit in the triangle of your helmet straps just to protect your ears from the cold. My go-to is the fleece ear band but often on early morning commutes I wish I wore my balaclava. For arms and legs there are removable arm, knee, and leg warmers or if the temperatures are less variable try long sleeve, tights or pants. 

Your core: The wind vest can be a cyclist’s best friend for the shoulder seasons. If you need more there is the wind breaker jacket. Dressing in easily peeled layers is key, wicking undershirt (base layer), insulation layer such as fleece, then weather proof outer. Unzip for the climbs, zip up for the descents, remove during mid-day. Stay dry, ride comfortable all day. Dressing for high speed, high aerobic activities, with large temperature swings is a grand experiment.

There are lots of popular articles on the web and print media for the commuter to competitive cyclist. Hopefully some of these suggestions resonate with your experiences rinding in colder temperatures. Locally we are fortunate not to have extreme temperatures. Stay dry, stay warm, stay on your bike!

FutureCycle Application Open! Thursday, October 17th, 2019

We’ve launched our 2020 FutureCycle application!

Are you 16-24 and looking for a paid internship opportunity? Know a young person that could benefit from workskills training? Work with youth and want us to ride over and deliver a presentation on career opportunities in the bike industry?

Apply here! And reach out to bridget@renobikeproject.org with questions!

Read October’s Newsletter Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Read our October Newsletter here! Subscribe for monthly news in your inbox! Fall Color Rides Out of Reno Monday, September 30th, 2019

From the workbench of shop manager, Kurstin Graham

It’s that time of year to see vegetation change color in the high desert! My favorite rides/hikes/drives out of Reno are the following:

  1. Peavine Road: From the Stead side of the mountain, this well maintained road “corkscrews” for thousands of feet above our home. The North Valleys and Truckee Meadows have great trees and the road gives 360 degree views of the area on your way to the radio tower summit. Along the way there are unique drainages and springs hosting a variety of flora including aspen groves with their own brilliance. Beyond Peavine Rd there is a great selection of trails and roads to explore by bicycle or foot.
  2. Galena Creek Park: Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Spaces provide so many outdoor experiences. Galena Creek Park is a trailhead for Jones/Whites Creek and Dry Pond mountain bike and hiking trails. I especially like the “Tahoe feel” in the mixed forest at this mid-elevation trail system.
  3. Six-Mile Canyon/Fort Churchill Roads: Out of Virginia Cty, Six Mile Canyon Road is an exhilarating descent through giant cottonwoods.  Once through Mark Twain/Dayton you cross Highway 50 and the road becomes Fort Churchill Rd. This follows the Carson River to the Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The brilliance of the cottonwoods going through the fall change is beyond compare. The State Park is worth a day’s exploration including the river trail to Buckland Station.
  4. Lockwood to Lagomarsino Petroglyphs: To the east of Washington Mine out of Lockwood is the direct route along Long Valley Creek. I recommend this as a hike or a very adventurous hike-a-bike. The views up this canyon and the little side canyons are worth it! The foliage against the rugged geology is picture perfect. All of this comes before visiting the petroglyphs, a true heritage site. For an easier bike ride stay to the west of Washington Mine and loop around to the petroglyphs via Louse Town Rd.
  5. The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail: Not enough can be said about this national gem of a trail shared between Nevada and California. Between Lake Tahoe and Reno the trail shows off the Sierra portion of the Truckee River. Between Reno and Pyramid Lake is a slightly less sung portion of the trail but none less noteworthy. Between Mustang and Patrick the McCarran Ranch area showcases the Nature Conservancy’s effort to rehab the river to support wildlife. Between Wadsworth and Nixon the trail takes you through unique geology between the Pah Rah and Truckee Ranges and through some of the largest Cottonwoods I have seen. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor’s Center is definitely worth a visit.

If I can help with more specifics you can find me in the shop Tuesday through Friday. Otherwise I am out exploring more Nevada backroads. See you out there!

4th St Shop Closed Until Further Notice Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

We wanted to let you all know that after Friday 9/6, our shop at 635 E 4th St will not be open to the public until further notice. Please visit our bike shop at 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
We are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support!

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