It’s been ten years since Reno Bike Project (RBP) Co-Founders Noah Chubb-Silverman and Joseph “Kyle” Kozar launched their nonprofit vision to encourage bicycle transportation in the Truckee Meadows. In celebration of this milestone, the organization will host a 10th anniversary party 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Holland Project.
“We can’t believe ten years have already passed since we conceptualized the Reno Bike Project in our basement,” said Chubb-Silverman. “We saw the positive environmental and economic impact bicycle advocacy organizations were making in towns around the country, and we knew we could do that here in our hometown. We’re proud to say that we’ve helped make a similar impact over the years and have seen the bicycle culture here thrive since our inception.”
Since RBP began, they’ve put 6,000 bikes back into the community through the shop and various programs, have recirculated more than 30,500 bicycle parts, educated countless children and adults on self-sufficiency and bicycle safety through workshops and programs, plus instilled community-wide partnerships with more than 18 organizations including the Office of Traffic Safety, local law enforcement and the Regional Transportation Commission.
RBP’s 10th anniversary party will feature a “Biki” tiki lounge offering tropic-inspired libations; photo booth; beer provided by Silver Peak, The Depot and Under the Rose Brewing Company; food trucks, snacks and ice cream; art exhibitions and live entertainment.
Prizes from Patagonia, among others, will be raffled off to garner funds for the registered 501(C)3 nonprofit to continue its mission as a community bicycle shop and resource for the Truckee Meadows that’s committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through education, cooperation and advocacy.
There is no cover charge for the event, with food and beverages available at a cost. For more information on the Reno Bike Project and its 10th anniversary event, visit RenoBikeProject.org or call 775-323-4488.