Events

First-Ever Tour de Taco by Reno Bike Project: Together, We Ride!

October 26th 11:30 – 2pm

Meet at 216 E Grove St.

New Member Drive and Ride

Commuter-Members: Free

Other members: $25 for tacos and fun

Pay online or in the shop

Commuters email jillian@renobikeproject.org to reserve your spot!

Like Bert and Ernie and Laverne and Shirley, Reno Bike Project’s first-ever Tour de Taco marries together two fundamentally significant elements: tacos and bikes.

As Taconistas, let’s pedal together en masse for this special RBP fundraiser. We’ll grow our Commuter Membership partners, so we can continue to make sure everyone in Reno and Sparks has access to bikes. And at the end of each leg of the ride, there will be tacos. Glorious, hand-built pillows of deliciousness wrapped in tender blankets of tortilla love and mercy.

We’re growing the ranks of our Commuter Members. When you become a Commuter Member as part of Tour de Taco, a few important things happen.

  • Your membership gives us the necessary funds to staff the shops, repair the bikes and make sure all of our neighbors have a safe, fun affordable ride.
  • You get all kinds of perks. Free time in our public workstations, discounts, and exclusive early bird heads-up on events and activities. And tacos. Friend, when you become a Commuter as part of Tour de Taco, your tacos are part of your membership.
  • Of course we won’t say no if you want to become a member at another level. We’d love for you to be part of the Reno Bike Project mission.
  • If you just want to join us for the Tour de Taco somewhat-critical-mass ride, give us $25 for the eats and LET’S PEDAL!

Reserve your spot today! Pay online & Commuters email jillian@renobikeproject.org to reserve your spot!

Other Event Info

Reno Bike Project has hosted and been a part of many, many community events over our life as an organization. Our very first event was “Bike-Out or Strike-Out,” a daylong celebration of urban cycling culture on November 18, 2006. Since then, we have incorporated cycling-related events into our mission to push cycling culture and advocacy further forward, as well as outside the box, in the Truckee Meadows. Some events are annual, some are ongoing, and some only happen once. You’ll see upcoming events showcased here, and information about recurring events can be found below and through the links to the left.

Bike Valet

In an effort to encourage people to ride their bikes to cultural events and gatherings, Reno Bike Project provides a secure, hassle-free, exhaust-free Bike Valet Parking service for public events throughout the year. No need to bring a lock. This service is safe and secure with volunteers watching your bike the entire time. Just look for the giant Bike Valet sign and ask a volunteer to park your bike.

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The bike valet will be at these upcoming 2019 events:

Borrow the Valet Racks

We will loan out the bike racks given that it does not conflict with our calendar of events. Generally we have lent the racks to bike races, long group rides, charity events, etc. We gladly accept donations for equipment use. If you are interested in borrowing or using the bike racks for an event of your own please call (775) 323-4488 or contact us.

Freewheels for Kids

Reno Bike Project’s Freewheels for Kids outreach program provides free bikes to kids in need every 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 need, many of whom will currently be living in shelters or in temporary housing.

In 2018, Freewheels for Kids volunteers refurbished and donate 273 bikes to deserving kids served by The Children’s Cabinet, Ashlee’s Toy Closet, Echo Loder Elementary, Reno Housing Authority, St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry, New Life Christian Center, and the Boys & Girls Club .

We will begin collecting bikes for 2019’s Freewheels event in October! If your family has outgrown or out-of-use bikes, you can 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.