About TMBA

Who We Are

The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) is a collaboration between local governments, non-profits, businesses, and individuals. We promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation that plays a key role in reducing air pollution, reducing traffic congestion, and promoting 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 expanded our activities to encourage members of our community to ride instead of drive during the entire month of May.

Our mission is to make Washoe County a safer and more inclusive cycling community. We hope to achieve this mission through a combination of events and activities, a focus on improving local cycling policies and infrastructure, and fostering connection

What’s in a name?

You may notice that we sort of have two names, Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and Bike Washoe. TMBA better represents one of our core values (building an alliance of local individuals and organizations to support cycling) and acknowledges that most of our efforts are concentrated in the Reno-Sparks area. Bike Washoe is simpler to remember, easier to type, and acknowledges that we try to serve the interests of cyclists throughout all of Washoe County. We admit that using both names may be a bit confusing, but we’re going to stick with it until we can have someone with with a professional eye for brand management coach us through any changes.

Meet Our Board

Ky Plaskon, President

Ky is a commuter cyclist who has used his bike as a work vehicle since 1998. Mountain biking, running, swimming and playing with his daughters are his priorities. His day job is coordinating media as a State of Nevada Public Information Officer.

Sue-Ting Chene, Treasurer

Sue-Ting loves to ride road bikes/mountain bikes/e-bikes with and without her kids. She teaches high school math and works to lower barriers of entry to help families and bodies ride outside!

Manny Becerra, TMBA Board of Director

Manny Becerra, Events Director

Manny is passionate about commuter cycling for everyday fun, personal health, community connection, and as his main mode of transportation whenever possible. He operates from a place of compassion, possibility, and imagination. His favorite community bike event of all-time (so far) is ScalleyCat (OK & Tour de Nez!)

Bailey Sheridan, Events Director

Born and raised in Nevada, Bailey is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike, climb and cycle in the Sierra Nevada. Bailey has a passion for organizing community events and encouraging folks to experience nature!

Nancy Markee, Director

Nancy is a recently retired UNR environmental science faculty member. She switched from distance running to cycling following a hip replacement in 2016 and now thrives on destination cycling vacations. Cycling is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages!

Contact Us

If you would like to get involved, are looking for information about cycling in the Truckee Meadows, or have suggestions about what we can do to help make Washoe County a safer and more inclusive cycling community, use the for below and let us know!

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