Author Archive« Older Entries We HeArt Bikes Art Show! Photos by Matt McIver! Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
In case you didn’t make it to the art show, Matthew McIver was kind enough to take some awesome photos. Check them out!
In case you don’t believe that we painted our shop, we took some photos. It looks pretty great!
Look at how hard Rude Boy is working. Just look at him.RBP Call for Art! Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Reno Bike Project in 2013 Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Happy New Year from the Reno Bike Project! If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy and ride your bike more often- RBP is the place for you! Remember we sell bikes for $200 or less and offer amazing bike repair clinics and workshops! In 2013, get on a bike and support your local community bike shop!!
Ride ‘Til We DieReno Bike Project: WINTER BREAK! 12/23 – 1/2 Thursday, December 20th, 2012
We’ve had a great year and 2013 is going to be even better! The shop is going to be closed from the 23rd to the 1st and we’ll be back open Jan 2nd. From all of us at RBP, thank you, happy holidays, and we’ll be back in the new year!
-RBPReno Bike Project cycling jerseys! Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Yeah, we got them. They look super sweet, are made of soft merino wool, and they come with our logo embroidered on the chest. Here is a picture of Ray and Anthony modelling the St. John. Ray (6’3″) is wearing a large and Anthony (3’6″) is wearing a medium.
We are going to start taking pre-orders soon. Keep your ears (and wallet) open.Online Volunteer Application! Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Hey everybody. The future is now. We got this sweet new application process. It’s on the internet and stuff. Check it out!
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, fill one out. It doesn’t take much time and it isn’t very hard. We also have physical copies in the shop if you aren’t the type to filly about on internet.CANFEST! TODAY! 6:00 PM! Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
The time for canned beer is nigh! Gather your friends, and join us at the Reno Ballroom (corner of 4th and Center) for a night of canned craft beer.
It will be a night of unCANny celebration. It CAN hardly be described in words. Don’t bother saying an inCANtation for good luck, because this is guaranteed to be a good time.
As always, we will be providing a free bike valet for those of you who decide to ride to the event. RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Local teen-heartthrobs, the Bindlestiffs, are going to play their toe-tapping dance tunes that all the kids are going crazy over.
We got over three dozen different breweries with over 100 types of beer. You will have a good time, and you’ll help support the Reno Bike Project. Tickets are $35 at the door, and the doors open to the public at 6:00. VIP is 5:00 PM.
Be there.Back in the City Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Eight weeks ago I left from Reno for a week long bicycle tour down the California coast. It was pretty cool. After that, I worked as the sole bicycle mechanic at a summer camp for seven weeks. It was a camp for Boy Scouts, ages ten to seventeen. I learned a couple of things.
1) Kids bikes are serious business: No matter what you’ve seen, the general condition of a child’s bicycle will never cease to amaze you. I eventually learned to stop asking how something could happen, and just started to work and fix whatever was wrong. Occasionally there was stuff that just couldn’t be fixed with the tools at hand (how do you split crank arm like that? Right down the middle). There was stuff that just didn’t make sense (why does this bmx bike have a Dura-Ace seat post?). All in all, it was a good experience of learning how to repair bikes with close to nothing.
2) Mountain biking is fun: I usually ride my bicycle to get places. So riding down a hill just to ride back up a hill, or riding a single track just to ride back down, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. It may not make sense to me, but it is really fun.
3) Cities without non-profit bike shops or bike co-ops are seriously missing out. Going without this resource makes it seriously difficult for both youth and adults to maintain their bikes at a reasonable cost, and discourages further growth of a cycling community. It relegates bicycles to the realm of hobbyists, people with too much money and not enough sense. They also miss out on a social and political element that leads to improvement of cycling infrastructure in their cities. Seriously. There needs to be more bicycle co-ops. The cycling situation in Reno has been improved due to cycling advocacy groups like the Nevada Cycling Coalition, Kiwanis, Reno Bike Project and all the other groups. I was pretty surprised to find out that San Diego didn’t have something like that, or if they do, nobody seems to know about it. What good is a public service if nobody knows about it? Los Angeles has their Bike Kitchen, but LA is also stupidly big, so I never got to visit it.
4) It is possible to miss Reno: What a concept. Stoked to be back. Look forward to blogulating things and covering the development of cycling culture in Reno.Later skaters Thursday, June 7th, 2012
So I’ll be taking my first big bike tour this summer, and then working at a summer camp teaching kids how to climb rocks, fix bikes and steal cable. That also means that my contributions on this site will go from infrequent to weekly, because I am going to have tons of time to write. I know you are all waiting on bated breath to hear about my adventure.
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