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Events

Events

These are a sampling of some of the awesome events and partners participating in 2018 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 5:

Kiwanis Biggest Little Bike Sale and 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 sparkskiwanis@gmail.com for booth details.

Saturday May 12:

Reno River Roll

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wingfield Park (2 S Arlington Ave, Reno)

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.

https://renoriverfestival.com/reno-river-roll/

https://www.facebook.com/events/223853908189459/

River Festival Bike Valet

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wingfield Park (2 S Arlington Ave, Reno)

Come to the River Festival by bike, and park it in the free Kiwanis Bike Valet while you enjoy the events. Donations welcome and will support bicycling programs for kids.

Sunday May 13:

Cyclofemme

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Patagonia Outlet (130 S Center St, Reno)

Cyclofemme is a global celebration of women on bikes. Community ride leaves from downtown Reno Patagonia outlet, then returns for a fun social in the courtyard!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939049996410300/

https://cyclofemme.com/

River Festival Bike Valet

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wingfield Park (2 S Arlington Ave, Reno)

Come to the River Festival by bike, and park it in the free Kiwanis Bike Valet while you enjoy the events. Donations welcome and will support bicycling programs for kids.

Monday May 14:

Bike Repair Clinic

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Centennial Plaza (1421 Victorian Ave, Sparks)

RTC Washoe and Reno Bike Project are offering free safety checks, tune ups, and basic repairs on bicycles in RTC’s Centennial Plaza in Sparks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/340747473110498/ (Note: This event is currently a draft.)

Tuesday May 15:

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.

www.renobikeproject.org

Wednesday May 16:

Commuter Rest Stop.

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Patagonia Outlet (130 S Center St, Reno)

Stop by on your bike for free breakfast grains from Patagonia Provisions and free coffee from See See Motor Company.

https://www.facebook.com/events/180459909129382/

Dan’s Night Bike Clinic

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reno Bike Project (216 E Grove St, Reno)

Dan’s Night at Reno Bike Project is a welcoming, educational bicycle maintenance workshop for all, led by experienced volunteer mechanics.

Links: www.renobikeproject.org

Slow Roll

7:00 p.m. – ?

Wingfield Park (2 S Arlington Ave, Reno)

A friendly, no-drop group ride leaving from Wingfield Park. Peel off when you’re ready, or cruise with the group ‘till everybody else calls it.

Thursday May 17:

Commuter Convoy and Ride for Reading

10 a.m. – ? a.m.

City Plaza (10 N Virginia St, Reno)

Join leadership from the Cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County School District’s Safe Routes to Schools program, and REMSA as we take part in a low stress bike ride with a purpose! Riders will cheer on city leaders as they read proclamations of Bike Week before rolling out to pick up backpacks full of books from the Washoe County Library System’s downtown Reno location. From there, riders will head to Hunter Lake Elementary School, by way of California Avenue, where they will deliver the books to a crowd of cheering children. From there, riders will return to City Plaza along the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway for a few post-ride refreshments.

Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/2034331370167029/

Friday May 18:

Pancake Feed

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Reno Bike Project (216 E Grove St, Reno)

Free breakfast (coffee, pancakes, bacon, fruit, and juice) at Reno Bike Project for everyone riding their bike to school or work!

www.renobikeproject.org

Movie Night

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Patagonia Outlet (130 S Center St, Reno)

That’s right, we are doing it again and this time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! More food, more drinks, more raffles, more good times! What movie are we watching? Well, that’s a heckuva good question! We need your help to decide. Let us know what movie you think we should show and we’ll add it to a list that we will eventually turn into a poll that you all can vote on!

https://www.facebook.com/events/969594676530160/

Saturday May 19:

Kids Triathlon

8 a.m. – ?

Alf Sorensen Community Center (1400 Baring Blvd, Sparks)

Take part in this exciting Kids Triathlon series sponsored by the City of Sparks, City of Reno, Washoe County, and Carson City Parks and Recreation organizations. The swim-bike-run format is for kids ages 4 to 14 in a noncompetitive, non-timed, fun atmosphere!

http://cityofsparks.us/event/kids-triathlon/

Riding on the River.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Park (777 Spice Islands Dr, Sparks)

Join the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks and Just Serve for bike rides on the Truckee River bike path, games in the park, food for sale, and more.

Bike Week After Party

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Statewide Lighting (1311 S Virginia St, Reno)

Celebrate the culmination of another Washoe County Bike Week! 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.

Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/185564535506974/

Week-long activities (May 13-19):

Commuter Challenge. Washoe County.

Duration: 12:00 a.m. May 13 – 11:59 p.m. May 19

Description/ Rules: Riders who log miles in the 2018 Commuter Challenge will be eligible to win a Washoe County Bike Week 2018 Prize Package. While we want to foster a community of people who use bicycles to commute from place to place, we recognize the importance of every mile ridden within our region whether it is for commuting or for recreation. For each day from May 13 through May 19, we want you to log into BikeWashoe.org and log any and all miles you’ve put on your bicycle. All miles must be logged by 12:00 PM on May 20, 2017. We will select one winner at random from the pool of riders who logged miles for each of those days, starting with May 13. Logging more miles in a given day does not increase your chances of winning. Any winner selected for a given day will not be eligible for an additional prize package for a later day in the week. Winners will be contacted soon after May 20 via the email they used to sign up for their BikeWashoe.org account.

How to Enter: Log in at https://bikewashoe.org/bike-week/commuter-challenge/ and log your daily miles before 12:00 p.m. (noon) on May 20, 2018.

Prizes: 10-ride bus pass from RTC. More to come.

https://www.facebook.com/events/177987806151466/

Photo Contest. Washoe County.

Duration: 12:00 a.m. May 13 – 11:59 p.m. May 19

Description/ Rules: Photos can be submitted anytime between 12:00 AM on May 13, 2018 and 11:59 on May 19, 2018. Once submitted, photos will be voted on by the community at large. Voting will end at 11:59 PM on May 26, 2018. The 10 photos with the most votes will be reviewed by the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance board. The board will select a winning photo which best demonstrates the positive bicycle community within Washoe County that Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance seeks to promote. The photographer/ submitter of the winning photo will win a Washoe County Bike Week 2018 Prize Package. We’re still working on what this will include, so stay tuned!

How to Enter: Follow the “2018 Photo Contest” link at https://bikewashoe.org/bike-week/contests-prizes/

Prizes: 10-ride bus pass from RTC. More to come.

https://www.facebook.com/events/168943236998737/

Rack ’em Up. Washoe County Schools.

 

For more information on specific events, visit BikeWashoe.org/Events.

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