Whether you’re new to the area, new to cycling in the area, or just wondering if there’s a local group you might want to get involved with, we want to help you find what you’re looking for. TMBA hosts a number of events throughout the year to help get cyclists together to to help build unity in our local cycling community, but we know there’s a lot more that Washoe County has to offer they myriad types of cyclists we have living here. Take a look below to hopefully get yourself pointed in the right direction.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to keep tabs on all of the bike shops here in Washoe County. Whether it’s new ones opening (yay!), old ones closing (sad!), or just a change in hours, we don’t want to be the keeper of possibly out of date information. There are other people that can do that for us! For example, Yelp (which has an amazing and active local community of its own) keeps track of all kinds of businesses. Check out their list of bike shops here…
Other Local Cycling Orgs:
Just like with bike shops, it is difficult for us to keep up with all the local cycling organizations, but since they are little harder to find in one simple search, we wanted to tale a stab at letting you know about the great cycling group options you have in Washoe County (aside from TMBA of course).
- Reno Bike Project -Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a non-profit community bicycle shop and resource for the Truckee Meadows committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through education, cooperation, and advocacy.
- Kiwanis Bike Program -Kiwanis Bikes is a service committee of the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks. Volunteers at the non-profit Kiwanis Bike Program teach bike safety and repair, and donate the majority of bikes they refurbish to youth organizations and schools in northern Nevada.
- Bike Like a Girl -Bike Like a Girl is about empowerment and inclusion. Bike Like a Girl wants to provide skills which set girls up for success, and that allow them to tackle any challenge life gives them. Everyone should get the opportunity to discover what can be learned from the simple act of riding a bike.
- Reno Wheelmen -The Reno Wheelmen are committed to promoting riding and racing in our community in all its forms. To help fulfill this mission, the Wheelmen host training race series for both road and mountain bikers, a cyclocross racing series and the NCNA Time Trial Championships. The Wheelmen foster and facilitate group rides, cycling clinics and social events for cycling fans. Reno is host to a large group of passionate cyclists who enjoy, compete, and mentor others into the sport of cycling.
- Procrastinating Pedalers -This is the largest bicycle club in Reno with almost 400 members. Its mission is to promote safe, non-competitive, recreational bicycle riding and healthy lifestyles in a fun, social atmosphere. It has regularly scheduled, weekly rides for riders of various skill levels as well as bike clinics focusing on various types of riding. Check out its website for upcoming rides and clinics.
- Biggest Little Trail Stewardship -The Biggest Little Trail Stewardship, Inc. (formally Poedunks, Inc.) is a Nevada non-profit corporation established in 2007. BLTS has been affiliated with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) since 2007 and became an IMBA Chapter Club in December 2017. BLTS’ mission is to build, maintain, and advocate for sustainable trails throughout the greater Reno community.
- Tahoe-Pyramid Trail -The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail is a route currently under construction, that will link the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake.
- Muscle Powered (Carson City) -Muscle Powered works to make Carson City healthier for all citizens and safer and more accessible for bicycling and walking through education and advocacy, the promotion of bicycle and pedestrian friendly infrastructure, and developing and maintaining recreational trails throughout the city.
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