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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 2013 Reno/Sparks Bike Map is available for free from the following businesses, schools, and public agencies:

  • Bicycle Bananas, 5110 Mae Anne Ave. #702, Reno
  • College Cyclery, 622 S. Virginia St, Reno 
  • Great Basin Bicycles, 8048 S. Virginia St, Reno 
  • High Sierra Cycling and Fitness, 1141 Steamboat Pkwy #910-920, Reno 
  • Peloton Bicycles, 1635 Robb Dr. #3, Reno 
  • REI, 2225 Harvard Way, Reno 
  • Reno Bike Project, 541 E 4th St, Reno
  • Reno Cycling & Fitness, 5260 Longley Ln, Reno 
  • Scheels, 1200 Scheels Dr, Sparks
  • Sierra Adventures, 11 N. Sierra #101, Reno 
  • Sierra Cyclesmith, 7007 S. Virginia St, Reno 
  • Sundance Ski & Bike, 345 N. Arlington Ave, Reno 
  • Velo Reno, 3450 Lakeside Dr, Reno
  • Truckee Meadows Community College Information Center, Meadowood and Dandini 
  • UNR Student Services, Fitzgerald Bldg (by Whalen Parking Complex)
  • City of Sparks Parks & Recreation, 98 Richards, Sparks 
  • Washoe County Parks, 2601 Plumas St, Reno 
  • Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, 4001 S. Virginia St, Reno
  • City of Reno Parks and Recreation, 190 E. Liberty Street, Reno
  • Kiwanis Bike Program, 145 Catron, Reno
  • The Chamber, 1420 Scheels Drive #E-108

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.