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Draft Meetup

Draft Meetup

July 22, 2019 Draft Meetup event logo.

Join us for a fast-paced event of ideas, entrepreneurs and bikes, capturing the exciting things happening in the bike industry at DRAFT: Reno at Ceol Irish Pub Hosted by the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance.

Speaker Lineup:

Garrett Menghini: Building a Business around Bikes
Leo Horishny: Keeping Bike Lanes Clean
Noah Silverman: How the Reno Bike Project Came to Be
Stefano Miraglia: E-cycling Studio Technology (w/ Demo)

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Have a bike-related event or new product you want people to know about? Pitch it to the audience: Apply to Speak!

As always, we encourage all attendees to make responsible choices when it comes to consuming alcohol. We want everyone to make it home safe.

Note: Because we are hosting this event at a pub, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

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.

Fourth Friday – May 2019

Fourth Friday – May 2019

Join us for another Fourth Friday event where cyclists of all types get together to swarm Fourth Street (and maybe a little bit of Prater) on the fourth Friday of the month to show local businesses that bike lanes and bike friendliness can pay off.

Here’s the agenda for this month:

From the first stop to the last, there is about 0.5 miles of travel (here’s the route).

This event is free, except that you need to pay for your own drinks and food. This event is SUPER casual, so meet up or leave whenever you want. Schedule is subject to change.

This is a bike at your own risk event. You are responsible for your own safety (lights, helmets, etc.) and security (bike locks, etc.). Remember to drink and ride responsibly.

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.

Riding on the River – 2019

Riding on the River – 2019

This free, fun, family festival will include bike rides along the Truckee River (5-10-15 mile options), as well as, games, food, entertainment, and bike safety checks in the park. Look for booths with activities from community health, safety, and environmental organizations, including the Sparks Fire Department, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection – Carson City, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Great Basin Outdoor School, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, One Truckee River, Washoe County Health District, Safe Kids Washoe County, and others.

For more information, visit the Kiwanis Bikes website: kiwanisbikes.org or send an email to: sparkskiwanis@gmail.com

This is a One Truckee River Month VIP event, get your VIP card punched by a One Truckee River representative at the event. Attend a minimum 5 out of 10 VIP events and you could win a prize from local businesses like Patagonia, REI, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno Aces, Reno 1868 FC, Nevada Wolf Pack, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, and more!

Download the “Riding on the River” flier here.

Bike to Work Day Pancake Feed

Bike to Work Day Pancake Feed

Reno Bike Project (RBP) has been doing this one for years, and they don’t aim to stop anytime soon. If you don’t already know the drill, here it is:

From 6-10a on Friday, May 17 (which is Bike to Work Day), come by our second shop at 635 E 4th St., on a bike—and being on a bike is key, for free breakfast (coffee, pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, and juice) and camaraderie before you head off to school or work! We’re moving this event back to 4th for 2019, because there’s no pancake breakfast like a 4th Street pancake breakfast.

RBP members do get a free t-shirt at this event, and visitors are welcome to become members day-of.

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.

Truckee Meadows Trails – Workshop 2

Truckee Meadows Trails – Workshop 2

Trails Workshop Banner with date and location.

The Truckee Meadows Trails (TMT) partners and Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency with support from The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) invite the public to attend a workshop to learn about an exciting, collaborative regional trails project. The interactive workshops are open to trail users of all types. Hikers, runners, dog walkers, equestrians, and mountain bikers are encouraged to attend and be part of the planning for future new trails needed and trail connections in the Truckee Meadows.

These workshops are intended to encourage comments, ideas and feedback at map stations showing an inventory of existing trails and trailheads. Attendees will also have an opportunity to draw “desire lines” for possible future new trails or needed trail connections in Truckee Meadows. Land management project partners will also be on hand to answer questions.

Flier for May 2019 Truckee Meadows Trails Workshops

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.

Cyclofemme Ride & Social

Cyclofemme Ride & Social

Just like last year, we will be convening on Mother’s Day. Start your morning in the saddle, with one of three group rides that leave starting at 9:00 a.m., then return to mingle and connect with friends and resources at the after-ride social until 1:00 p.m. Enjoy the outdoor marketplace, the chance to introduce yourself to local cycling groups, complimentary mimosas, a live DJ, and fun & accessible cycling-related group activities!

This year, we are developing our theme around “the power of motherhood,” and in the weeks leading up to Cyclofemme we will be creating features of cyclists who help nurture and support Reno’s bike community, particularly youth. If you, or someone you know, is worthy of being a Cyclofemme Ambassador, please let us know your interest (this is not exclusive to mothers who have given birth)!

Rectangular logo for Reno's 2019 Cyclofemme event.

Reno River Roll – 2019

Reno River Roll – 2019

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. The 7-mile course begins under the Reno Arch and ends in the heart of the Reno River Festival. The streets will be shut down just for you! Grab your favorite bicycle, put on your craziest costume, and get ready for the most unique ride of your life!

Registration for adults is $30, for kids 7-12 is $15, for kids 6 and under is free! $5 of each paid registration will be donated to a local bicycle non-profit of your choice. Of course, we hope you’ll choose the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance!

Reno River Roll Logo

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.

Truckee Meadows Trails – Workshop 1

Truckee Meadows Trails – Workshop 1

The Truckee Meadows Trails (TMT) partners and Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency with support from The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) invite the public to attend a workshop to learn about an exciting, collaborative regional trails project. The interactive workshops are open to trail users of all types. Hikers, runners, dog walkers, equestrians, and mountain bikers are encouraged to attend and be part of the planning for future new trails needed and trail connections in the Truckee Meadows.

These workshops are intended to encourage comments, ideas and feedback at map stations showing an inventory of existing trails and trailheads. Attendees will also have an opportunity to draw “desire lines” for possible future new trails or needed trail connections in Truckee Meadows. Land management project partners will also be on hand to answer questions.

Flier for May 2019 Truckee Meadows Trails Workshops

Safe Cycling on Oddie/ Wells – We need your support!

Safe Cycling on Oddie/ Wells – We need your support!

We are happy to spread the word that multimodal improvements are coming to the Oddie/Wells corridor! Below, we’ll briefly walk through what the proposed Oddie/Wells Project will mean for bikes and peds, where the project is in its timeline, and what you can do to help make it awesome.

What is happening? RTC is planning to revamp Wells Avenue/Oddie Boulevard from 9th Street in Reno to Pyramid Way in Sparks (see map). Right now, this 3.2-mile-long corridor is a hellscape for multimodal travelers: there are no bike lanes, inconsistent sidewalks, few trees, and wide auto lanes in each direction leading to high traffic speeds. The proposed project will reduce the auto lanes to two narrower lanes in each direction, add a median, and–best of all!–add bike infrastructure, continuous sidewalks, and landscaping in both directions. The western end of the project has been extended to connect to the I-80-adjacent frontage path between Wells and Valley, so this sweet multimodal infrastructure will link to the University (and the upcoming Center Street Cycle Track!). This is great news!

Screen shot of a map showing the project corridor.

What’s the timeline? RTC’s engineers are in the preliminary design process right now. Public meetings about the project were held in November 2018 and March 2019, and RTC’s team has been great about incorporating public input into the proposed design. RTC expects to have the final design completed in early 2020. Currently, they are working through the 30% and then 60% designs with input from the public and local jurisdictions.
What can you do to help? There are two potential bike infrastructure design elements under consideration:
1. A standard white striped bike lane with a striped buffer.
2. A raised cycle track throughout the whole corridor AND green bike boxes to allow cyclists to safely make left-hand turns at intersections.
We strongly support that cycle track and bike box option! The cycle track would create an additional visual and physical barrier between cars and bikes (since the track is slightly raised, cars would feel like they were hopping a curb if they drifted into it, unlike a standard bike lane), and this would encourage less confident riders to try biking. Additionally, this cycle track would connect a number of existing bicycle routes including the multi-use path between Wells Avenue and Valley Road and the bike lanes on Sutro Street and El Rancho Drive.

To help make the cycle track happen, you can
1. Attend an upcoming RTC Board meeting, held on the third Friday of every month, and make a public comment in favor of the cycle track option for this project.
Or…
2. Email Maria Paz Fernandez, the RTC project manager, at MPazFernandez@rtcwashoe.com, to express your support.

Below is a sample rendering of how one portion of the corridor could look with the addition of a cycle track.

Reno Bike Project’s 4th St. Grand Opening

Reno Bike Project’s 4th St. Grand Opening

Calling all Reno Bike Project friends & fam, past, present, & future! Join us for our 4th St. second shop’s Grand Opening celebration and a day of contests and games, food & drink, giveaways and…[checks notes] bikes!

We’re having an all-day open house, so drop in anytime and stay as long as you can (but no later than 5p, THANKS). Here are some things to look forward to:

  • First RBP Bike Swap since 2016
  • Morning giveaway contest
  • Alleycat race, followed by games back at the shop
  • Nom Eats
  • Beer donated by New Belgium Brewing
  • Soft drinks, too
  • Special one-day discounts
  • Rare opportunity to tour the whole 4th St. operation

We have talked and dreamed about setting up a second location for such a long time, and thanks to our wonderful, diverse, engaged cycling community, we finally have. We are so excited to share it with you!

Further details TBA, so RSVP on Facebook for updates!!

Reno Climate Fair 2019

Reno Climate Fair 2019

The Reno Climate Fair will kick off ‘Earth Month’ by connecting community members and organizations to climate solutions through the expertise and efforts of businesses, non-profits and government. The goals of this free event include connecting individuals to organizations working on the issue of climate change, laying the groundwork to build a climate coalition that is capable of collectively tackling challenges posed by climate change, and inspiring individuals to make a difference through their own personal actions.

This event will be loosely organized around the climate solutions presented in “Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” and will also include a movie screening of “Disruption: Climate. Change.” Participating organizations and attendees are encouraged to make a 30-Day Climate Action Pledge for ‘Earth Month’ and document their progress using #renoclimatepledge on social media. A prize will be awarded to one lucky pledge participant at the end of April.

2019 Reno Climate Fair Flyer

WHY

A recent report, Climate Change in the American Mind, revealed that 72% of Americans
surveyed say global warming is important to them personally (Yale and George Mason
University, 2018). A sense of urgency has gripped the nation following the IPCC Special Report
on Global Warming of 1.5° C, and students are taking to the streets to demand climate action.
We want to connect individuals to climate solutions and lay the foundation for the community
and sustainability organizations to build collective will to tackle big climate challenges.

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Your donation supports annual Bike Month events which help to promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation.

Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 Sagebrush Cyclocross Season – Race #1

    September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Fourth Friday Dinner Ride – September 2019

    September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2019 Washoe County Tweed Ride

    October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm