Thanks to all those people who braved May’s predictably unpredictable weather in Washoe County to join us in celebrating our first ever #BikeMonth! Established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a chance to experience the many benefits of bicycling or you can encourage more people to give biking a try. Curb the car and bike instead!
Whether you’re exploring the beautiful Reno Tahoe area, going to work, or going to Food Truck Friday, doing so on a bike can greatly improve your overall health. And it’s so much more fun than paying to go to the gym! We can all be “roll-models” and curb our carbon footprint by choosing our bikes over our cars.
TMBA Mission Statement
The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is a collaboration between local governments, non-profits, businesses, and individuals. Our mission is to make Washoe County a safer and more inclusive cycling community. We host bicycle-friendly community events, share cycling-related information, advocate for better cycling infrastructure, and annually organize Bike Month activities.
Promoting bicycling as an alternative form of transportation is important to TMBA to reduce air pollution, reduce traffic congestion, and promote healthy, active lifestyles. From 2005 until 2018, TMBA organized Bike Week in Washoe County. Bike Week became so successful in the Truckee Meadows that in 2019 we are expanding our activities to encourage members of the community to ride instead of drive during the entire month of May.