May 13-19 is Bike Week in Washoe County. The annual springtime event encourages people to curb the car and bike instead. The event is organized by the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) to promote safe bicycle commuting in our community.
Encouraging people to choose a bicycle as an alternative form of transportation is important to TMBA to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, promote safety and good health, and to foster a safer and more inclusive cycling community for riders of all types.
Bicycle commuters are encouraged to sign up and log miles at bikewashoe.org to win prizes.
For a list of bike routes in the Truckee Meadows, visit rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation/bicycling/.
But Bike Week isn’t just about riding your bike to work. There are a number of fun-filled events planned to celebrate biking. To see all of the events, visit: bikewashoe.org/bike-week/events/.
Saturday, May 5
Biggest Little Bike Swap at Idlewild Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, May, 12
Reno River Roll at Wingfield Park, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 13
Cyclofemme at Patagonia in downtown Reno, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, May 14
RTC and Reno Bike Project Bike Repair Clinic at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA in Sparks, 11 a.m. – Noon
Bike Share Launch Event at Wingfield Park, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15
Ladies’ Night Bike Clinic at Reno Bike Project, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16
Commuter Rest Stop at Patagonia in downtown Reno, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Dan’s Night Bike Clinic at Reno Bike Project, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Slow Roll at Wingfield Park, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 17
Commuter Convoy and Ride for Reading at Reno City Plaza, 10 a.m. – Noon
Friday, May 18
Pancake Feed at Reno Bike Project, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Movie Night at Patagonia in downtown Reno, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Rolling on the River, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids Triathlon, 8 a.m.
Bike Week After Party at Statewide Lighting, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For details and information, visit BikeWashoe.org/Events. Get social media updates by following @BikeWashoe on Twitter and Instagram, or liking Bike Washoe on Facebook. Join the conversation using the hashtag #WashoeBikeWeek18.