Welcome to Reno Bike Project

The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one.

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Spring Break Camp Sign-Ups Are Open!

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Request scholarship by emailing: jillian@renobikeproject.org

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Now Hiring!

Reno Bike Project is hiring for full and part-time, year round positions. Job descriptions are available at the links below. Please send a resume and cover letter to noah@renobikeproject.org OR renobikeproject@gmail.com

 

Mechanic Educator

MTP Ride Instructor

Youth Programs Coordinator

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Tour de Pizza: January 26th!

11:30 – 3pm

Meet at 216 E Grove St.

Commuter-Members: Free

Other members: $25 for tacos and fun

Sign up to be a member in our shop or online  

Sign up for Tour de Pizza in our shop or online

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Reno Bike Project’s first-ever Tour de Pizza combines two of our biggest loves: pizza and bikes. Reno Bike Project is holding the first-ever Tour de Pizza to help increase its membership ranks, in particular, the Commuter-level participation. “We’re hoping the cycling community will become more involved in Reno Bike Project and become members,” said the Project’s Noah Silverman. “The Commuter member, in particular, gives us the funds to pay staff to repair bikes and ensure that everyone in our community has access to affordable bikes.” 

Tour de Pizza participants will ride on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 am – 3 pm. Participants will meet at RBP (216 E. Grove St) at 11:15 am for safety checks and then ride as a group to eat at three fantastic restaurants: Noble Pie Parlor (777 S Center St #100) and Sizzle Pie (190 S Center St), and gelato at Bibo Freddo (717 S Center St). 

Participation is free for RBP Commuter Members and $25 for other members. The $25 fee covers the cost of food at the three stops and a one-of-a-kind Tour de Pizza enamel pin. The ride will explore the side streets of Midtown and will be an opportunity to join fellow cyclists to make cycling more visible in Reno.

Commuter Members not only receive free pizza and a pin, but also a 20% discount on hard goods (like locks and tubes) the day of the event, as well as access to the bike repair workstations, an RBP t-shirt, and exclusive early bird heads-up on events and activities.

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Winter Holiday Closure

RBP is closed for the remainder of the decade (hee hee)–we’ll see y’all in 2020 on January 2nd at 10 am!

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Winter Riding, Part 1: The Rider

From the workbench of shop manager, Kurstin Graham

Fall temperatures go through some big swings in the Truckee Meadows, near freezing in the morning to a warm 70 degrees by mid-afternoon. We often have brilliant sunshine but it can cloud over. Still days can give way to winds gusting to the point of knocking down fences. Add a bit of rain and snow all within a day’s commute and one might wonder if it is worth commuting November through April. Cycling wisdom suggests there is no weather you cannot dress for.

Your head and extremities: If your feet are cold, put on a hat! It may not be that simple but the idea is heat loss through your head cools your entire body. But back to your feet, wool and wool blend socks are fantastic! My go-to are Woolie Boolie and Wooleator socks from DeFeet. Next level protection includes weather proof shoe covers and winter specific shoes. Finding a favorite pair of winter gloves can be a greater challenge. You need to find the right combination of insulation and dexterity to match your riding needs. There are gloves, mits, and lobster claw hybrids. Unfortunately most cycling specific apparel is very expensive but I have been very please with investing in a variety of glove styles from Pearl Izumi. I also use Bar Mitts pogies with a liner glove. When it comes to head wear there are many options to cover as little or as much as you need. The ski-mask balaclava offers complete coverage while Rox Dog Earz fit in the triangle of your helmet straps just to protect your ears from the cold. My go-to is the fleece ear band but often on early morning commutes I wish I wore my balaclava. For arms and legs there are removable arm, knee, and leg warmers or if the temperatures are less variable try long sleeve, tights or pants. 

Your core: The wind vest can be a cyclist’s best friend for the shoulder seasons. If you need more there is the wind breaker jacket. Dressing in easily peeled layers is key, wicking undershirt (base layer), insulation layer such as fleece, then weather proof outer. Unzip for the climbs, zip up for the descents, remove during mid-day. Stay dry, ride comfortable all day. Dressing for high speed, high aerobic activities, with large temperature swings is a grand experiment.

There are lots of popular articles on the web and print media for the commuter to competitive cyclist. Hopefully some of these suggestions resonate with your experiences rinding in colder temperatures. Locally we are fortunate not to have extreme temperatures. Stay dry, stay warm, stay on your bike!

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FutureCycle Application Open!

We’ve launched our 2020 FutureCycle application!

Are you 16-24 and looking for a paid internship opportunity? Know a young person that could benefit from workskills training? Work with youth and want us to ride over and deliver a presentation on career opportunities in the bike industry?

Apply here! And reach out to bridget@renobikeproject.org with questions!

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