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Bike Month

Wrapping up Cyclofemme 2019

Wrapping up Cyclofemme 2019

Cyclofemme 2019 was a blast!

Cyclofemme 2019 volunteers standing in front of the Patagonia Outlet in Reno.
Cyclofemme 2019 volunteers posing in front of the Patagonia Outlet in Reno.

Thanks to all who joined us for a Reno Cyclofemme group ride and after-ride social on Mother’s Day! Downtown Patagonia Outlet staff were our gracious hosts, providing space for the event as well as healthy breakfast and coffee to get the morning started right. Volunteer leads and support riders made sure that whether Cyclofemme participants chose to ride an 2-mile out & back along the Truckee River, a 10-mile loop up the new and improved 4th/Prater to the Sparks Marina, or a challenging 20-mile road ride to Verdi, they were safe and got any mechanical help or encouragement needed. Our riders returned to Patagonia between 10:30-11, where DJ Sarah Cat was spinning records, and Patagonia again provided yummy sandwiches from House of Bread, free mimosas, and beer. We had lots of fun networking with Reno Bike Project, Edible Pedal 100, High Sierra Cycling, Tahoe-Pyramid Trail, Alta Alpina, and One Truckee River who came out to engage and educate about opportunities to ride with them. And everyone seemed to enjoy the raffle giveaway with prizes from Patagonia (they’re the best), Edible Pedal 100, Coalition Snow, Tahoe-Pyramid Trail, RBP, AMain, Alta Alpina, and Mesa Rim.Thank you to our volunteer ride leads: Crystal, Corby, Kate, Gen, Elizabeth, Sheri, Kim, Julie, Heidi, and Paige. Thanks to Bridget, who offered pre-ride safety checks. And thanks to Ann, Heidi, Jen, Jessi, and Paige for providing inspiring photos and stories of women leading in the cycling community!

We need you to keep this going!

As we announced at the after-ride social, we are looking for one or two individuals to take up the mantle of bringing Cyclofemme to Reno in the coming years, with two of our three event organizers leaving the area. Patagonia has pledged to continue their involvement and sponsorship of the event, and the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance will provide support and contacts/materials from the past two years. If you are interested in running this event with their support, please send us an email.

-Genevieve Parker

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-28-19)

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-28-19)

Ladies’ Night is every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street.

Ladies’ Night is open to those who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Ladies’ Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the LN mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-21-19)

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-21-19)

Ladies’ Night is every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street.

Ladies’ Night is open to those who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Ladies’ Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the LN mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

Ride For Reading 2019

Ride For Reading 2019

Once again, we are calling all cyclists to join us in bringing the joys of reading and riding to the next generation of local riders and leaders!

On May 16, 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.

Download the Ride for Reading flier here!

The ride route can be seen below:

Map showing event route.

Tour de Safety 2019

Tour de Safety 2019

On behalf of the Washoe County School District and Safe Routes To School, we invite you to participate in a community bike ride, in celebration of Bike To School Week. This “Tour De Safety” event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Students, parents, and staff will be riding their bikes from Cold Springs Middle School, departing at 1:30pm. We will be taking the bike lanes to the 7-11 located in Cold Springs. Students will enjoy a cold slurpee and then be released to ride home or return to Cold Springs Middle School no later than 3:00.
For more information and to join in riding, contact Cold Springs Middle School or MJ Cloud (775-762-7991).

Download the Tour de Safety flier here.

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-14-19)

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-14-19)

Ladies’ Night is every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street.

Ladies’ Night is open to those who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Ladies’ Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the LN mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-7-19)

Ladies’ Night at Reno Bike Project (5-7-19)

Ladies’ Night is every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the RBP Community Bike Shop, 216 E Grove Street.

Ladies’ Night is open to those who identify as women, non-binary, or genderfluid. We offer a safe, welcoming, and educational workspace. This workshop has an informal structure and is driven by participants’ interests and the type of work their bicycles need. Every quarter we will be practicing our bike repair skills by refurbishing two bikes which will then be donated to women’s organizations around town.

Open to Reno Bike Project Members. Non-members may attend their first Ladies’ Night before choosing to become a member. Participants should bring their own bicycles, or come to work on the group project. Reno Bike Project will provide tools.

To be added to the LN mailing list for weekly workshop reminders, news, & updates, email womenwithwrenches@gmail.com.

Pedego Reno Opens, Ready to Charge into Bike Month 2019

Pedego Reno Opens, Ready to Charge into Bike Month 2019

If you’re thinking about getting into the electric bike game, it can be a little overwhelming. There are so many brands getting into the market. There are So many questions to ask:

  • How does pedal assist work?
  • How big of a battery do I need?
  • How far will the bike go on a charge?
  • Are electric bikes heavy?
  • Will people make fun of me for adopting an awesome new technology that will increase my likelihood of participating in a non-passenger vehicle mode of travel?

The folks over at Pedego Reno have you covered! They’ve got a wide range of bikes (cruisers, fat bikes, tandems, folding, trikes, and more!) for you to check out in person. Their staff are trained up on the technology and the components to help get you in the know. Not ready to shell out for an e-bike of your own? They do rentals, so you can give one a try for an hour or two and see what you think.

Pedego Electric Bikes Logo

Here’s the best part!

Pedego Reno stepped up as a supporter of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance and our Bike Month activities. Pedego is donating a Comfort Cruiser – Electric Beach Cruiser to help TMBA raise money to support our events. How great is that!?

Red Pedego brand Comfort Cruiser bicycle.

Pedego Comfort Cruiser

TMBA is working on the details to raffle off this great e-bike during Bike Month. We hope to announce the lucky winner at our Bike Month After Party on June 1. Stay tuned!

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Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 Joint Meeting of the AASHTO Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation

    July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Fourth Friday – July 2019

    July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm