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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We HeArt Bikes Art Show – April 19



Apr 8 No Comments posted by

Buy a Smart Car & Support RBP!


Hope you all had a blast at our 8th Annual We HeArt Bikes Bicycle Art Show last weekend!  With all the great art, music, and beer, what’s not to love?

One thing you might have missed, unless you were VERY observant (or you saw one of our flyers), was the red 2008 Smart Car for sale sitting just out front of the Holland Project.  WELL, as mentioned on the flyers, Mr. John has offered to donate 100% of the proceeds for the sale of this Smart Car to the Reno Bike Project!  How cool is that?!  (Very).

We want to give John a very HUGE THANKS for donating the future sale of his Smart Car to us, and if you want a brand new (used) car, or know someone who does, check out the listing on Craigslist and give John a call!


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Apr 24 No Comments posted by

Mechanic/Educator Wanted

Mechanic/Educator Wanted

Status: full time (30-40 h/wk)
Application Deadline April 1, 2014
Submit Resume’s to: noah@renobikeprojet.com or at 541 E. 4th Street. Reno, NV 89512

Reno Bike Project is seeking an experienced mechanic who can teach as well as repair bikes. RBP is a non-profit community bike shop dedicated to creating an affordable resource for the community to learn, buy and repair bicycles. Our team works one-on-one with the public to educate and assist them in bike repair, as well as offering a full repair shop. 

This is not your typical Mechanic position in your typical shop. This job consists of two major roles; fixing bikes and teaching others to fix bikes, but you may be asked to assist with a wide scope of activities and you will be required to wear many different hats. We serve a wide range of people from bicycle hobbyist to college students to Reno’s homeless population in repairing their bicycles, answering questions and other general customer service duties. You will be required to conduct repairs to the highest quality on a wide range of bicycles since we work on bikes of all varieties and ages. We feel that the repairs we carry out on our customers’ bikes represent us as a shop; therefore any repair should be completed to the best of your ability.

Besides operating a full service repair shop our organization is committed to helping people learn about bicycle repair/maintenance and offers 6 public workstations that are available during open hours for the public to utilize our tools and the knowledge of our staff to repair their own bike. People from all walks of life and skill levels use our shop to fix their bikes and sometimes that can be a challenge so patience and a good attitude are mandatory attributes for this job. If you enjoy helping people one to one and wish to help provide our community with a valuable resource then this might be the job for you.

Job Description: Mechanic/Educator 
The Mechanic/Educator’s primary duty is to work with the Shop Manager to handle service and builds but may be asked to assist customers in all aspects of customer service. The Mechanic/Educator is the main resource for customers checked into the public workstations.

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  1. Perform bicycle repair, maintenance, and walk-in services on customers’ bicycles as needed.
  2. Deliver professional, accessible, and helpful customer service to a diverse customer base.
  3. Support daily bike shop operations.
  4. Responsible for properly taking in service work including correctly filling out service work orders, scheduling an appropriate amount of repairs and completing those repairs in a timely manner.
  5. Advises and assists customers with their product selection without bias.
  6. Develops and maintains knowledge expertise of all merchandise in department to effectively assist customers with accurate information.
  7. Assists with bike sales and any other bike floor duties as needed.
  8. Maintains a clean and safe workstation.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the bike shop manager.
  10. Help with shop maintenance and construction projects.
  11. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator on a weekly basis to manage shop volunteers.

COMPENSATION: Negotiable depending on skill level and experience.


Mar 19 No Comments posted by

Biggest Little Commuter Program Launched

Garry Gainn hasn’t owned a personal vehicle in 25 years, and probably never will again. He prefers to travel by foot, bus and especially bike. Unfortunately, Gary was without his favored method of transportation until he became RBP’s newest participant in the Biggest Little Commuter Program (BLCP). BLCP connects those experiencing hard luck with a bicycle as a means of securing and accessing employment.

Biggest Little Commuter Program is the second incarnation of the “Gift Bike Program.” While RBP dispensed hundreds of bikes during the original program, BLCP promises to be new and improved.  High quality bikes are overhauled by RBP members during the new Bicycle Repair Class; ending up in the hands of folks like Gary. Participants are referred by established community partners and contribute a $30 match. Gary served America proudly and as a Veteran he was referred by Veteran’s Outreach. The new bike has already helped him in searching for a new apartment, “it’s good as any bike I’ve ever owned.” RBP will continue to build community with BLCP as bikes hold tremendous potential to lift those out of poverty and drive economic development. For more information about BLCP contact Matthew Cramer, BLCP Coordinator at matthew@renobikeproject.com, 503-577-8472.

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Final smiles before Gary Gainn heads out on the first ride on his new Biggest Little Commuter bike


Mar 13 No Comments posted by

Logo Contest

Design an original logo for Reno Bike Project’s

Biggest Little Commuter Program!

This program will provide sustainable transportation in the form of bicycles to help improve accessibility to job sites and employment-related activities for disadvantaged individuals who are actively seeking self-improvement. Implemented alongside the Biggest Little Commuter Program is RBP’s Bicycle Repair Class. The Bicycle Repair Class teaches active members the skills to be more proficient in bicycle mechanics. All bicycles that are refurbished through the Bicycle Repair Class will be used for Biggest Little Commuters.

A Reno Bike Project Randonnuer Membership

This membership offers access to Dan’s/Ladies Night, unlimited use of our public workstations for one year, a Reno Bike Project t-shirt, 10% off new and used parts, and entry into RBP events and annual membership party.

• Submit entry by May 1st, 2014
• Must be an original design – no copywrited/borrowed materials
• No nude/graphic images depicted
• Logo must be representative of Reno Bike Project and the program
• Submissions can be in color or black and white
• Submissions can be created in any medium that allows for printing and digital reproduction
• Must be able to a sign release granting Reno Bike Project ownership of the logo

Submit entries to:
Or mail/drop them off at the Reno Bike Project shop:
541 East 4th St. Reno, NV 89512
Attn: RBP Logo Contest


Mar 5 No Comments posted by

Thank You to the Rotary Club and Edible Pedal!

Howdy folks,

Major Taylor Ride Club already looks promising for 2014.  As we prepare, we have been searching for a new instructor (SEE HERE), and we have been finalizing the details with Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center and Kids Kottage, as well as with our new partner for 2014, Rainshadow Community Charter High School!  But as we get ready to have an amazing 2014 with Major Taylor, we’d like to take the time to recognize two partners that are contributing towards the program.

Reno Bike Project has been chosen as a beneficiary by Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise and Edible Pedal 100.  Their support will go a long way towards enabling us to bring Major Taylor Ride Club to Rainshadow Community Charter High School, Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, and Kids Kottage in 2014.

Thank you Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise for your support and Edible Pedal 100 for giving back to your community!

Noah (third from left) accepting an award from Rotary Club Reno Sunrise on behalf of the Reno Bike Project.

To learn more about Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise and Edible Pedal 100, click on their logo below to visit their website.

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Feb 21 No Comments posted by

Call for Art – 2014 We HeArt Bikes

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Jan 25 2 Comments posted by

Repair Class is FULL!


Our first session of our Bike Repair Class is filled up and registration for this session is CLOSED.  We are so excited about all of the interest that has been shown for this class, and we can’t wait to get started!  So thank you for everyone who has signed up for our first session!

For those of you who may have missed the first sign up, we have some good news.  We will be holding a second session starting on April 24th.  For more information on the class, and to sign up, click here.

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Jan 16 No Comments posted by

Introducing the NEW Bicycle Repair Class

Happy New Year from RBP!

With the new year, RBP is starting a new workshop!  The Bicycle Repair Class is a 10-week workshop held every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Reno Bike Project, 541 E. 4th St.

Each week will cover a different topic, covering the essential aspects of repairing a bicycle.  Students will work on bicycles that have been donated to RBP, and bicycles that are refurbished in class will be donated to partnering organizations that help at-risk populations.  This workshop is open to all RBP members.

The first class will begin on Thursday February 6th, and space is limited.

To learn more, click here.



Jan 3 No Comments posted by

Membership Changes in 2014

Reno Bike Project has made some exciting new changes to our annual membership program! The biggest changes are that our two weekly workshops Dan’s Night and Ladies Night are now members only, meaning that you must be at least a Pedaler member to attend these classes. The other big news is that Velo members and above now get unlimited shop time, pay once and your membership pays for its self after just 17 hours. We plan to roll out more changes as the year goes on so check back and sign up to be a member today!

Detailed below are specifics for each membership tier.

Pedaler $20
Dan’s Night and Ladies’ Night is becoming members only, and all Pedaler (and above) members will gain access to these workshops. Dan’s Night is every Wednesday 5 – 7pm and offers public workstation use with assistance from our skilled mechanics and volunteers. Ladies Night is every Tuesday 6 – 8pm. No longer open to the public, you must be a current member to attend these classes.

Velo $50
All Velo members will have the same perks as the Pedaler members as well as unlimited public workstation use for the duration of their membership year. This means, you may come into the shop and use the public workstations any time we are open and stands are available.

Commuter $100
All Commuter members receive the same perks as the Pedaler and Velo members and are able to renew at half price with 20 volunteer hours.

Randonneur $250
All Randonneur members receive the same perks as the previous levels and are able to renew at half price with 40 volunteer hours. Also included is an RBP t-shirt and 10% off all products in the shop.

Lifetime $2,500
As a RBP Lifetime Member you will receive all the benefits as the other membership holders as well as free entry into all RBP events, a personalized head badge displayed in the shop and a free professional tune up every year for life (excluding parts).

Reno Bike Project gives 20% off of membership to all current students with a valid student I.D. and allows any current member to upgrade at any time.

Please join us in our efforts to transform the Truckee Meadows into a nationally recognized cycling community and become a member today!


Jan 3 No Comments posted by