These are a sampling of some of the awesome events and partners participating in 2017 Bike Week helping to inspire a cleaner, safer, and more eco-friendly Truckee Meadows Community. Participating in Bike Week is a great way to show your support for a healthier commuting life style.
Saturday, May 13th: Great Reno Bike Swap
Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Bike Program and Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership (NCCP)
This Bike Swap and Sale is an opportunity to purchase all types of quality used bicycles, bike parts and related bike gear at an affordable cost. It is a venue for those looking to sell their equipment on consignment. All sellers receive 80% of the sales price, the swap will retain 20%. There is no fee if the bike or equipment doesn’t sell, but it must be picked up between 2:00 and 3:00 pm or it becomes the property of the Kiwanis Bike Program.
Kiwanis staff is on hand to make sure all equipment is in good working condition and provide pricing assistance for those selling bicycles. No fixers will be permitted into the Sale/Swap. Kiwanis staff can safety check your bike, but cannot do repairs if the bike isn’t road ready. You may donate your bike if it can’t be sold and get a tax deduction receipt.
Proceeds benefit Colon Cancer awareness and education as well as the Kiwanis Bike Program. The bike program teaches bike safety and repair plus, and donates the majority of its refurbished bikes to youth organizations and schools in Northern Nevada. More information on the Kiwanis programs is available at kiwanisbikes.org
Saturday, May 13th: Reno River Roll
Sponsored by the Reno River Festival
Check in: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Start Time: 11:30 AM
Sunday, May 14th: Cyclofemme
“Incite the girl. Empower the woman.” Cyclofemme is a global celebration of women on bikes. For one day of the year on Mother’s Day, riders around the world share in the joy of cycling, create community, and experience how good shared momentum feels. Riders of any gender, join the ride in Reno on Sunday, May 14 to celebrate all women. Meet at 9am at the BELIEVE sculpture in Reno City Plaza (1st St. between Virginia & Center). See the route map at http://www.gmap-pedometer.
Monday May 15th, Happy Hour at Patagonia with Free Tunes
Head to the downtown Patagonia Outlet where they will be having a happy hour (with some free adult beverages) and free bike tune-ups by the Reno Bike Project from 4-6pm.
Monday, May 15th: Free Bike Clinic at the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) 4th Street Station
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 200 East 4th St., Reno
Please join RTC and Reno Bike Project from noon to 2 pm on Monday, May 15 at the 4th Street Station located at 200 East 4th Street for a 2-hour free bike repair clinic. Bring yourself and your bike to meet and talk to mechanics from Reno Bike Project, and fix minor maintenance issues on your bike to get ready for Bike Week. Safety information, the new 2017 bike map and RTC staff will be available to discuss bicycle-related topics as well.
Tuesday, May 16th: Ladies Night
Reno Bike Project’s Ladies’ Night is Tuesday, May 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 541 East 4th Street. This is a perfect opportunity for women, femmes, and gender-nonconforming people to learn and work on their bicycles in a supportive and open environment. An experienced volunteer mechanic will demonstrate bicycle maintenance in an informal setting, beginning with a demonstration and brief discussion. Attendees guide the evening based on their interests and needs, learning how to repair and maintain their bicycles at their own pace. Participants should bring their own bicycles, and Reno Bike Project will provide the tools. Call (775) 323-4488 for more information.
Wednesday, May 17th: Patagonia Human-powered Commuter Breakfast
130 S. Center St. Reno
Patagonia will be serving a breakfast at their new downtown Reno outlet that is free and open to members of the public who are biking (or human powering) to work or school.
Wednesday, May 17th: Dan’s Night
Reno Bike Project’s Dan’s Night is Wednesday, May 17, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 541 East 4th Street. This workshop is open to cyclist-mechanics of all skill levels interested in learning how to repair and maintain their bicycles. This is a free and informal workshop taught by experienced volunteer mechanics. Those in attendance guide the evening based on what they want to learn and the kind of work their bicycles need. Participants should bring their own bicycles, and Reno Bike Project will provide the tools. Call (775) 323-4488 for more information.
Thursday, May 18th: Mayoral Challenge Ride
Washoe County Complex
1001 E 9th St
Join other elected officials and community members for a fun and leisurely ride from Reno to Sparks. After a short nutrition break, riders will participate in the Ride For Reading by filling their backpacks with donated books and ride to Diedrichsen Elementary School. Click here to download the route map.
Thursday, May 18th: Ride for Reading
Washoe County Safe Routes to School and Washoe County School District Read and Succeed program are partnering to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods. Ride for Reading in Reno will be a one-day event, held on Thursday, May 18th after the Mayoral Ride. Volunteer riders will ride to Diedrichsen Elementary to pass out books. Riders will meet with the students during a big assembly, when they will get to select books to take home. Contact MJ Cloud at Mcloud@washoeschools.net for more information.
Friday, May 19th: Pancake Feed, 6-10am
Reno Bike Project opens its doors early Friday morning to celebrate Bike Week. From 6-10 am on May 19th, RBP will be serving up pancakes, bacon, fruit, and coffee to any cyclist who rides to the shop.