After Hours Workshops

Reno Bike Projects offers different workshops and classes to our members. Due to limited space and volunteers, membership is required.

After Hours Workshops

Bike Repair Class

The Bicycle Repair Class is nine weeks long and held quarterly every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at our main community bike shop at 216 E. Grove Street. The class requires a refundable $50 deposit upon completion of 8 volunteer hours at RBP following the bike repair class.

Each week covers a different mechanical system on the bicycle and introduces new aspects of maintenance. Students work on bicycles provided by RBP, which, at the end of the course, will be set aside and subsidized to low-income individuals through our Biggest Little Commuter Program. The Bicycle Repair Class has been offered since 2014 and is a great all-rounder introductory course to bicycle maintenance and repair.

2020 classes have been suspended

2021 Tentative Class Dates: Sign ups will begin in Winter 2020

  • Winter Session: 1/14 – 3/11 (cancelled)
  • Spring Session: 3/18 – 5/13 (cancelled)
  • Summer Session: 5/20 – 7/15
  • Autumn Session: 7/22 – 9/16
  • Bonus Session: 9/23 – 11/18

***This class is open to Reno Bike Project members only and spaces are limited. Learn more about our membership program here***

Class Schedule:

  • Week 1 – Bike Inspection and Prep
  • Week 2 – Wheels: Inspection and Hub Overhaul
  • Week 3 – Wheels: Truing and Dishing
  • Week 4 – Bottom Bracket and Headset
  • Week 5 – Makeup and Review
  • Week 6 – Cables and Housing
  • Week 7 – Brake Setup
  • Week 8 – Shifter Setup and Chain
  • Week 9 – Makeup and Review/End-of-Session Party

Bicycle Repair Class Deposit Policy:

We require a refundable $50 deposit to be paid in advance of the class start. Deposits will be returned in full upon completion of 8 volunteer hours at RBP following the class. Upon graduation, participants will receive a BRC graduate certificate and upgraded Velo membership. Forfeited and donated deposits will be invested into finishing incomplete class bikes. This policy ensures that bikes are available for participants in the Biggest Little Commuter Program (BCLP). The BLCP provides vulnerable community members with bikes as an affordable means of transportation to get to work.

Bicycle Repair Class Deposit Policy:

Method of Payment

Deposit can be made the following two ways:

  1. Online through Paypal
  2. Via cash, check, or credit in the shop. Please make checks payable to “Reno Bike Project” with “Bike Repair Class Deposit” as the memo.

Method of Refund:

  1. If your payment was made via Paypal, it will be refunded the same way following class graduation.
  2. For those who paid in person in the shop, cash will be held and returned at the final class.
  3. Checks will be held and returned, un-cashed.
  4. Credit card transactions will be refunded with cash.
  5. You can donate your deposit if you want! Just let us know any time leading up to the end of class.
Deposit via Paypal

FTW Night ~ Currently On-Hold

This workshop is open to those who identify as femme, trans (the whole trans fam), women, non-binary, and genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town. Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first FTW Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools. To be added to the FTW mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

FTW Night ~ Currently On-Hold

Wednesday Night Workshop ~ Currently On-Hold

Members are invited to work on their bikes with the guidance of our expert volunteers: Elijah & Jake! The content will follow the previous week’s Bike Repair Class, but it will be a workshop, rather than a class. So you can come and work on anything you would like, but Jake & Elijah will be prepared to focus on a single part of the bike each week. 216 E Grove St. 775-323-4488 You may want to double-check that the Wednesday workshop is happening, so feel free to call us and follow our instagram or facebook for updates.

Wednesday Night Workshop ~ Currently On-Hold

Community Programs

We’re committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community. Outside of our community bike shop, RBP engages people in the Truckee Meadows in three key ways: Outreach/Advocacy, Education, and Events.

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