10 years bike culture, community at Reno Bike Project
The Reno Bike Project celebrates ten full years of bicycle advocacy and education for northern Nevada’s thriving bike culture and community.
About the Project
Formed in 2006 by Co-Founders Noah Chubb-Silverman and Joseph “Kyle” Kozar, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed with the intention of getting more people on bicycles and to provide the community with a bike shop and resource for cycling education, cooperation and advocacy. Donations of all new and used bicycle parts and accessories — or entire bikes — are accepted at RBP’s physical location in downtown Reno, which also provides affordable access to public work stations where people can get help from RBP’s team or use the provided tools to fix their own bikes.
Proceeds garnered from Reno Bike Project events in 2016 will also help support community outreach and education efforts such as providing in-school bicycle education programs for middle- and high-school students, offering a weekly Ladies’ Night workshop, as well as a nine-week bicycle repair and maintenance course to the public quarterly. In 2015 alone, more than 1,200 bikes were distributed back into the community and more than 2,000 hours were logged by people working at the shop’s public stations.
- 6 to 8 p.m May 17: Public after-hours bike maintenance and repair workshop for women
- 5 to 7 p.m. May 18: Bike repair and beer tasting social — in partnership with Mellow Fellow
- 6 to 10 a.m. May 20: 10th annual Pancake Feed
- 7 to 9 p.m. June 8: Dinner and Bikes tour pairing seven courses of mouthwatering vegan and gluten-free fare with short films and conversation on bicycle culture at Sundance Bookstore.
- October 1: Reno Bike Project’s anniversary party where lovers of two-wheeled, pedal-driven transportation will revel in ten years of bicycle advocacy and education with live music and entertainment, plus food and beverage.
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