This a sampling of some of the awesome events being put on by TMBA and our partners during Bike Month. Our hope is to help inspire a cleaner, safer, and more eco-friendly Truckee Meadows Community. Participating in Bike Month is a great way to show your support for a healthier commuting life style. For a full list of Bike Month 2019 activities, click here.
Saturday May 4, 2019:
Kiwanis Biggest Little Bike Swap
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Snowflake Pavilion at Idlewild Park (2055 Idlewild Dr, Reno)
All things bikes for sale from Kiwanis Bikes. The general public is invited to the biggest bike sale and swap in Reno. Consign your bike, parts, and more. 80% of the sales price goes to the consignor and 20% goes to the Kiwanis programs for kids. Vendors, contact Kiwanis at firstname.lastname@example.org for booth details.
Saturday May 11, 2019:
Reno River Roll
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Reno Arch, 155 N Virginia Street
This moving concert is a celebration of everything bicycle. The Island of Black and White will take you on a soulful, slow ride with a performance and a sound system that will turn heads. The lead singer will weave through the costumed crowd of cyclists as you take an unforgettable tour of the streets of Reno. 2018 features a brand new 7-mile course which begins and ends with a party under the newly renovated Reno Arch.
When you register online, you can select the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance to receive $5 of your registration fee. Thanks for your support.
Sunday May 12, 2019:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Patagonia Outlet (130 S Center St, Reno)
This year, we are developing our theme around “the power of motherhood,” and in the weeks leading up to Cyclofemme we will be creating features of cyclists who help nurture and support Reno’s bike community, particularly youth. If you, or someone you know, is worthy of being a Cyclofemme Ambassador, please let us know your interest (this is not exclusive to mothers who have given birth)!
Monday May 13:
Bike Repair Clinic
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
RTC 4th Street Station, 200 E 4th St, Reno
The RTC is teaming up with the Reno Bike Project to offer a free bicycle repair clinic at the bike fix-it station at RTC 4th Street Station in Downtown Reno. Bring your bike and we’ll help you get it ready to ride!
Tuesday May 14:
Ladies’ Night Bike Clinic
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reno Bike Project (216 E Grove St, Reno)
Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project is a safe, welcoming, and educational bicycle maintenance workshop for all who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid.
Thursday May 16:
Ride for Reading
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way, Sparks
We will need cyclist volunteers to show up at the Sparks City Hall to start a leisurely two mile ride that will include picking up books from Ardmore Park and delivering them to Kate Smith Elementary School.
Road bikes, mountain bikes, fat bikes, cruisers, recumbents, and all other bikes are encouraged!
New, experienced, old, young, and all manner of riders are encouraged!
Bring your panniers, your back packs, your trailers, or any other method of transporting things so we can get all the donated books from the park to the school.
Friday May 17:
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Reno Bike Project, 635 E 4th Street, Reno
Free breakfast (coffee, pancakes, bacon, fruit, and juice) at Reno Bike Project for everyone riding their bike to school or work!
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Patagonia Outlet (130 S Center St, Reno)
We are so excited to be showing Why We Cycle, which chronicles the thoughts of “ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines” to “uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.”
The great folks at Patagonia will be hooking us up with food and drinks. We’ll have some great raffle prizes as well.
Saturday June 1:
Bike Month Wyld Market
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Statewide Lighting (1311 S Virginia St, Reno)
Celebrate the culmination of another Washoe County Bike Month! Join Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and our partners for a true community celebration that highlights our positive and inclusive cycling community, local artists, food, breweries, and music.
We are still accepting applications from vendors for this event (registration closes May 22). Apply here…