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Bicycling

Whether you commute by bicycle or ride for recreation, the resources below will provide guidance and instruction to make your trip safe and enjoyable.

RTC SMART TRIPS and the RTC Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) created the 2012 Reno/Sparks Bike Map to depict existing bicycle facilities (lanes and paths) along with popular rides.

The printed 2014 Reno/Sparks Bike Map is available for free from the following businesses, schools, and public agencies: 

  • City of Reno Parks and Recreation (11th Floor, 1 E. First Street, Reno)
  • City of Sparks Parks & Recreation (98 Richards, Sparks) 
  • College Cyclery (622 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Great Basin Bicycles (8048 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89511)
  • HIgh Sierra Cycling and Fitness (1141 Steamboat Pkwy, Reno, NV 89521)
  • Java Jungle (246 W 1st St, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Kiwanis Bike Project (145 Catron Dr, Reno, NV 89512)
  • National Bowling Stadium (300 N Center St, Reno)
  • North Valley Cycles (2975 El Rancho Dr., Sparks, NV 89431)
  • Peloton Bicycles (1635 Robb Dr., #3, Reno, NV 89523)
  • REI (2225 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 90502)
  • Reno Bike Project (541 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512)
  • Reno Cycling and Fitness (5260 Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89511)
  • Reno eNVy (135 N Sierra St, Reno)
  • Reno Visitor Center (downtown)
  • Sierra Adventures (11 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Sierra Cyclesmith Bicycle Shop (7007 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89511)
  • Sundance Ski and Bike, at the Sands
    (
    345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501)
  • The Hub Coffee Co. (32 Cheney St, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College Information Center (Dandini) 
  • Truckee Meadows Community College Information Center (Meadowood)
  • UNR Student Services, Fitzgerald Bldg (by Whalen Parking Complex)
  • Velo Reno (3450 Lakeside Dr, Reno, NV 89509)
  • Washoe County Parks (1001 East 9th Street, Reno)
  • Whole Foods (6139 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502)

The interactive online version is available below. Identification of a street on the Reno/Sparks Bike Map as containing a bicycle lane, path or popular ride does not ensure enhanced safety when compared with other streets in the area. There are a variety of factors that affect safety for bicyclists that the RTC cannot control. These elements include, but are not limited to: motorist behavior, pavement and weather conditions, the physical condition of the bicycle, and the level of skill and travel behavior of the bicyclist. 

The RTC recommends you familiarize yourself with the rules of the road, always bicycle with caution, and be aware of your surroundings when riding your bike. Please obey all laws and travel with care.

Public input is encouraged. Do you know of other bicycle facilities not shown on the Reno/Sparks Bike Map or spot a correction that needs to be made? Please email the BPAC at bikemap@rtcwashoe.com with your questions, comments and suggestions.

Find a Place to Park Your Bike with the RTC Bike Rack App

Finding a bike rack to secure your bike can sometimes be a challenge – but now RTC has an app for that!  The app allows bicyclists to tell each other where to find racks.  It also enables them to tell planners where they think racks ought to be located in the community.

Download the App Now:
Apple device or Android device