Bike to Work, School and Fun Week would not be possible without the support and contributions from the organizations below.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Nevada, Reno works to protect students, workers, visitors and the environment and strives for a more sustainable University. Toward that end, we support the Bike to Work program as part of our efforts to improve both personal and environmental health.
Get Healthy Washoe
Get Healthy Washoe is part of the Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program and participates with the TMBA because of the health effects of bicycling. Bicycling is a great way for individuals to be active and stay healthy. Employers can also benefit, as studies indicate that employees with active life styles are more productive and have lower health care costs and fewer absences from work.
Safe Kids Washoe County believes that children should grow up safe, healthy and injury free. Safe Kids creates programs that reduce injuries through educating adults and children, creating safe environments, conducting research and advocating for effective laws. Safe Kids Washoe County has participated in Bike to Work week for the past four years. We started in order to help expand the event to families and children and to support the focus of safety for all cyclists.
Nevada Bicycle Coalition
The Nevada Bicycle Coalition, a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2007, is an organization of bicycle groups and individuals dedicated to promoting safe bicycling in Nevada.
Air Quality Management Division
The Air Quality Management Division implements clean air solutions that protect the quality of life for the citizens of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through community partnerships along with programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and enforcement, planning, and public education. Supporting Bike to Work is another opportunity to help keep our air clean, reduce traffic congestion and increase overall health.
The Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission works closely with Washoe County and other jurisdictions to improve air quality, multi-model means of transportation and enhancing the quality of life for all residents and visitors to our region. As a part of RTC, Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) includes members from across all walks of life who collectively work toward a better, safer, more bike friendly community. RTC and BPAC have supported Bike to Work week since 2007 and will continue to do so by contributing in-kind donations, financial aid and volunteer support.
Reno Bike Project
Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through advocacy, education, and cooperation in the Truckee Meadows. We support the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and Bike to Work Week to further promote bicycling as a means for commuting, recreation, and as a way of life.
Kiwanis Bike Program
The Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks sponsors an ongoing program for bike repair, safe riding practices and recycling in our bike shop. It is home to ongoing clinics for youth organizations, refurbishing of bikes for at risk youth in our community and bike sales of a limited number of refurbished bikes. These sales support our programs, and go to support donation of bikes to youth in the community. Our programs could not exist without donations of bikes from our community.
Safe Routes to School
The Washoe County Safe Routes to School program educates, parents, students, school faculty, community leaders, and drivers about pedestrian and bicycle safety, especially around schools and within school zones while encouraging parents and students K-8th grades to choose human powered transportation alternatives when possible and reasonable.