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.

Important Documents

Non-Profit Approval Letter
Tax-Deductible Contribution Letter

Meet Our Board

We meet every month on the first Tuesday at 6pm at CRAFT Beer and Wine in Midtown. Feel free to come by, say hi, and talk bikes!

Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance Board
Ky Plaskon, TMBA President

Ky Plaskon, Board Member
President from 2021-2023

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.

Tom Albright, TMBA Board Member

Tom Albright,
(UNR Bike Working Group)
Since 2022

Tom enjoys all kinds of biking, including mountain, road, commuting, and picnic outings with his family. He’s fired up about sharing the love of bikes with others, improving our bike network, and e-bikes to open up biking to more people than ever before. Tom is a geography professor working in ecology, climate, and sustainability.

Sue-Ting Chene, Board Member
Treasurer 2020-2022

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!

Jaime Chapman, Pineapple Pedicabs
Since 2022

My name is Jaime but most of you probably know me as Pineapple, I answer to both. Mom to two fur babies, A girl named Bill and Peggy the Pug. I live, work & play on bikes and trikes. I've been passionate about cycling and the outdoors for as long as I can remember. The first taste of freedom.

Morgan Treiger, TMBA Director 2017-2021

Morgan Trieger, Secretary
Since 2017

Cayman Levonian, Vice President

Cayman Levonian, Vice President
Since 2023

Cayman loves to commute by bike and believes more people would do it if safe and consistent infrastructure was available. He also enjoys mountain biking and bikepacking.

Jen Kent TMBA Board Member

Jennifer Kent, Board Member
Since 2023

Jennifer is a long time bike commuter and an occasional triathlete. She is passionate about improving the safety and accessibility of biking around Reno and believes the more butts on bikes the more our growing city will thrive!

Lauren Brilliant, Treasurer
Since 2023

Shane Kapala, Board Member
Since 2023

Spokes (Key Volunteers)

Leo Horishny, TMBA Key Volunteer

Leo Horishny, Key Volunteer

Leo Horishny has been bike commuting to work for 15 years. Leo's experience of bike commuting in the Truckee Meadows has propelled him to be active in RTC’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee, State of Nevada’s Bicycle Board, and any public comment option for road projects that include bicycle features or impacts. His goal is to help TMBA increase public visibility and activity to help more people become engaged to promote and improve cycling around the entire Truckee Meadows.

Kelsey Fitzgerald, TMBA Key Volunteer

Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald, Key Volunteer

Kelsey enjoys e-biking around town with her kids, and bike commuting whenever life allows. She is enthusiastic about improving Reno's bike infrastructure as part of a sustainable future for our community and is happy to support TMBA's efforts through graphic design and more.

Kyle Isacksen, Key Volunteer

Kyle Isacksen is an avid cyclist and bicycle and mass transit proponent who lived for almost a decade without a car, started the bike-based food waste and composting business Down to Earth Compost, and runs the nonprofit Be the Change Project. He's a passionate advocate for people-centered built environments that promote connection to place and foster a more just and beautiful world.

Damian Cole, Key Volunteer

Past Board Members

John McCann, TMBA President 2017-2021

John McCann, President

Bailey Sheridan, Events Director

Andrew Samuelson, Board Member

Tom Miller, Acting Member

Issac Hoops, Board Member

Jo Trieger, TMBA Secretary 2017-2021

Jo Trieger, Secretary

Joanna Trieger was one of the founding board members of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and is a technical editor at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she has biked to work every day for nearly eight years. When she's not on her bicycle, Joanna can be found running in the local mountains with her dogs, Banner and Quinn, or in town with the Reno Running Company and Mikkeller running clubs.

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!)

Anita Pepper - TMBA

Anita Pepper, Board Member

Anita finds biking meditative and the easiest way to clear her mind. She also loves the eco-friendly benefits. She wants to share her enthusiasm with others in hopes they'll start biking too! Anita has a background as a tv producer & events planner.

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 form below and let us know!

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1515 Plumas Street
Reno, NV

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