Events

Tour de Pizza: New Member Drive

January 25, 2020

11:30 – 3pm

Meet at 216 E Grove St.

Commuter-Members: Free

Other members: $25 for tacos and fun

Sign up to be a member in our shop or online  

Sign up for Tour de Pizza in our shop or online

RSVP on facebook 

We’ll grow our Commuter Membership partners, so we can continue to make sure everyone in Reno and Sparks has access to bikes. At the end of each leg of the ride, there will be pizza!

We’re growing the ranks of our Commuter Members. When you become a Commuter Member as part of Tour de Pizza, 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 pizza. Friend, when you become a Commuter as part of Tour de Pizza, pizza is 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 Pizza somewhat-critical-mass ride, give us $25 for the eats and LET’S PEDAL!

CycloFemme: May 10th, 2020

Reno Cyclofemme is a half-day event that helps break down barriers that women, femmes, and girls face in cycling, encourages safe riding practices, and is a resource for FTW (femme, trans, women) folks who are ready to learn more about riding bikes. On Mother’s Day, three rides of different length/pace for all levels of skill & fitness leave from the downtown Patagonia outlet, then return for a networking social and safety/skills clinic in the courtyard.

Before the rides leave, attendees have a bike safety check provided by experienced mechanics, and breakfast from Patagonia. Afterward, riders are encouraged to park their bikes at provided racking, socialize and network in the courtyard, and participate in a safe riding/skills clinic.

 

This event’s objectives include celebrating women, femmes, and girls on bikes, connecting them with one another and with local cycling resources, and expose them to new cycling safety skills. We would love for FTW (femme, trans, women) riders to join us for this ride so that we can increase diversity and visibility in our local cycling community.

 

Shout out to our 2020 Cyclofemme Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Previous Events:

 

Freewheels for Kids 2019!

Our Freewheels for Kids outreach program provides free bikes to kids from families with limited resources every winter. 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, volunteers refurbished 273 bikes (a record we want to beat this year) which were donated to deserving kids served by The Children’s Cabinet, Reno Housing Authority, Walker River Paiute Tribe, and St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry.
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Join us for community wrenching parties on one, or both, of the first two Saturdays of December! You’ll be able to work confidently on bikes for the tykes, under the supervision of RBP mechanic-educators. Enjoy refreshments and the company of other service-minded people. No experience needed to volunteer—this is a great opportunity for new wrenches!

If you have any questions about this event, please email jillian@renobikeproject.org or call our shop.

First-Ever Quarterly 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

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.