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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RBP: Closed for the Holi-daze!

Hey Reno!
Happy Holidays to you and yours from RBP! On a related note, Reno Bike Project will be closed from December 21st to January 2nd. Our venerated staff would also like to enjoy the holidays, ride bikes, shoot some craps, eat some smoked ham, drink some brandy nog, and visit our secret Canadian families.
We’ll see you in 2015 eh!


Dec 20 No Comments posted by

Freewheels for Kids to bring the joy of cycling to more kids in the community

As the holiday season rolls around, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) gears up to give bikes to kids in need. The Freewheels for  Kids program is an annual event by RBP, in conjunction with the Reno Fire Department, the Children’s Cabinet of Northern Nevada, and (this year for the first time!) UNR’s Early Head Start Program. RBP repairs children’s bicycles, and our partners distribute them to the kids who need them most.

This year the community can get involved in two ways. First, folks, you can donate kids bikes to RBP during business hours (Wednesday through Saturday). Cash donations are also very much appreciated, as we need to replace parts on some bikes. You can specify the purpose your your monetary donation should to go toward when you donate to RBP through Paypal. Second, everyone is invited to come in during two scheduled work parties on December 6 and December 13 from 11a-3p @ RBP (541 E. 4th Street). During these work parties, volunteers of all skill levels will help repair bikes to make them safe and ready for the kids. RBP mechanics will assist in all repairs, and food and beverages will be provided as as small thank you. This is a great learning opportunity for folks with limited experience working on bikes.

To let us know you’re planning to attend, please fill out this short survey. Contact matthew@renobikeproject.com with any questions.


Sep 30 No Comments posted by

Lug Nuts – A night with Grant Petersen – September 4, 2014

Lug Nuts V4


Aug 20 No Comments posted by

Limited Repairs, Public Workstations, Extended Hours. 8/20-8/26 – Burning Madness

Greetings all,

In preparation for what may be the busiest week in RBP history we are closing the public workstations today and they won’t reopen until next week. We are also offering a limited repair service while we cater to the hundreds of burners who are descending on RBP. If you have a flat tire or a minor adjustment we will be happy to try and get it done ASAP, but any major repairs will have to wait until next week. We are also offering extended hours to those trying to get a bike, they are as follows.

Saturday 8/23 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/24 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/25 10am-6pm (If we sell out, we will close)
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call 775-323-4488
Thanks and have a great week.



Aug 20 No Comments posted by

Bikes for Burners 2014

Greetings all,
If you’re looking for a Human Playa Vehicle (bike) for that really hot event in the desert we are your one stop shop.
Here are all the details for getting a bike this year.
Hours will be as follows
Friday 8/22 10am-6pm
Saturday 8/23 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/24 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/25 10am-6pm (If we sell out, we will close)
We dont rent bikes, only sell them.
Bikes are $60. We accept all bikes back.
We have many left, but don’t make reservations.
Additionaly we will be open Sunday 8/24 and probably Monday 8/25.
We just received a last minute load, so we dont expect to sell out until 8/25, though we aren’t sure when exactly.
You will need to call or come to the shop when you get to Reno to confirm availability.
If you are worried about bikes selling out prior to your arrival try contacting someone local to come and pick up bikes ahead of time.
We have a full selection of accessories including EL wire, lights, Monkey Lights, Racks, Baskets, Cantainers, bike racks for cars (rear hanging only) and more.
We will install all items for a price, which will be clearly listed.
We will also be offering limited repairs during this extremely busy time , so please don’t expect us to overhaul your bike on the spot. Repairs will be limited to things like flat fixes and brake adjustments.
If you have questions please call us at 775.323.4488


Aug 6 1 Comment posted by