Author Archive« Older Entries WOLF RIDE Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Dan’s night is CANCELLED tomorrow 10/31 for the upcoming Halloween festivities. BUT the UNR Campus Cycling Coalition is hosting a family friendly group ride at 3pm in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Rumor is that the first 30 participants get a FREE set of lights! See you there!
We’re all pretty burned out after this last week so we’re taking a day off tomorrow (Thursday 8/30). That also means there will be no movie screening tomorrow night at the Lincoln Lounge for Bikes and Brews. We’re sorry.
RBP StaffSWAP DON’T SHOP Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Our 6th annual bike swap is going to be our biggest yet. This year we’ll be at the Barbara Bennett Park basketball courts during The Mighty Tour De Nez on July 29, 10-4. We’ll have great deals on bikes, and our vendors will be selling more bikes, parts, and all kinds of cycling gear. Do some shopping, and then grab a beer and watch the biggest little bike race in the world.
Have a bike to sell? We’ll do it for you while you shop and watch the race. Drop off your bike at our 4th St location the week before the event, or at the park between 8am and 10am. The 20% consignment fee will benefit the Reno Bike Project’s education, advocacy, and outreach programs.
Interested in being a vendor at our event? If you’re a shop, cycling club, or just have too much bike stuff in the garage, we’d love to have you at the swap. This year it’s free! Get in touch and we’ll sign you up.
If you have any questions please contact Casey Clark at firstname.lastname@example.orgRTC to Vote on Bike Lanes on 4th St. Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
If you answered yes to any of those questions then you have a vested interest in the RTC Meeting on Thursday 6/14 at 12:30pm at the Reno City Hall. The RTC Board will be voting on the 4th St. plan which could finally put bicycle lanes on 4th St. from Keystone all the way to Vista Blvd in Sparks. This project would create a safe east/west artery for cyclists, improve economic conditions on 4th St and set a president for bike lanes in future street projects in the Truckee Meadows.
The meeting is in the middle of the day on a week day, but if you can come please do. Little by little we can make a difference for bicyclists and pedestrians in our community.RBP Pancake Feed is right around the corner! Friday, May 4th, 2012
RBP’s famous Pancake feed is coming up soon! Friday May 18th we’ll be serving up delicious pancakes, bacon, coffee and fruit all for FREE in support of Bike to Work Week! Check out the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance website at bikenevada.org, register yourself or your business and come to the Pancake Feed at the shop. Starts at 6am Friday morning. Ride on!U.S. Federal Transportation Policy Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
The Alliance for Biking and Walking paired up with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals to conduct a webinar about U.S. Federal Transportation policy. The featured speaker was Caron Whitaker, the Campaign Director of America Bikes and an expert on sustainable transportation. She provided the audience with an informative overview about what’s happening in Washington D.C in terms of funding and laws proposed in upcoming transportation legislation both in the house and senate.
After the lecture it became clear these funding and policy changes that are being proposed are going to undermine, alter, consolidate or remove some of the advances that have been made for bicyclists and pedestrians since the early 1990′s. Serious threats are being made to important programs like Safe Routes to Schools and Complete Streets nation-wide. The Senate Bill is called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or M.A.P. 21. You can view the summary here.
At the end of the webinar both representatives for the Alliance and Caron had a couple of good suggestions about how people in communities around the country can provide their representatives in Congress with impactful feedback to help guide their votes:
-Invite your Congressperson to come and see what transportation funding for bicycles/pedestrians have done to benefit your community.
-Find a “top-priority” project in your community and submit it to your local governments (for Reno that would mean bringing it to an RTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting).We’re Back! Thursday, January 5th, 2012
RBP is back and in full effect after our short holiday hiatus. This weather is beautiful and RBP has everything you need to take advantage of the sunshine and get in some January riding! Come on down!12/7 BPAC Meeting Thursday, December 8th, 2011
RBP was present at the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting last night at the RTC building on Sutro. I think it was a really productive meeting, we were updated on all the projects that were completed by the RTC in the last year to make the Truckee Meadows a better place for bikes. Last year RTC added 51 total miles of bike lanes in the area and next year they plan to strip another 32.7 miles of bike lanes! That’s a really big improvement that all of us can really feel when were on the road. Thanks RTC! Keep up the good work!
If you’re interested, here’s a link to the meeting minutes: http://www.rtcwashoe.com/BPAC/documents/BPAC_120711_agenda.pdfBicycle Visionary Sunday, September 11th, 2011
An article summing up the successes and challenges of NYC’s developing bicycle plan. Joe Kozar is in the thick of it.
Check it out.
Ladies’ Night Every Tuesday Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Backed by popular demand, Ladies’ Night is going from once a month to every Tuesday from 6-8pm!
That’s right, due increased attendance from all the two-wheeled ladies in the Truckee Meadows, RBP will be expanding its Ladies’ Night program. If you’re not familiar, Ladies’ Night is a bicycle maintenance night taught by women and open to all women who have questions about their bikes. If you don’t want some big bearded, smooth talkin’, greasy biker man tell you how to fix your flat, come down to Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays and learn from some nice chicks! For years RBP’s own Lyndsey Langsdale has been doing a fantastic job as lead lady mechanic at Ladies’ Night, educating countless women in the area about keep their bikes in tip top shape.
Because of that hard work and community response, starting September 6th Ladies’ Night will go from being only once a month to every Tuesday night! We hope that with these weekly meetings we will be able to help more women in the area learn about their bikes. We hope that along with increased knowledge of your bike, we can provide a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among women cyclists in the area, increasing your incentive to ride all year round!
Don’t forget about the last Monthly Ladies’ Night happening Monday the 29thof August from 6-8pm. It’s going to be an important one with a lot of updates and further information on the weekly classes.