The Road Ahead with RTC: May is Bike Month

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Published: May. 6, 2019 at 5:54 PM PDT
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During Bike Month, the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance works with many local partners, including the RTC, to offer a wide range of cycling activities and contests that encourage more cycling in Washoe County, as well as community building among the cyclists in our area. From casual group rides to community meetups, there’s something for everyone during bike Month.

A few of Bike Month’s highlights include:

Commuter Challenge: The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance organizes this

to encourage more people to replace some or all of their car trips with bicycle trips. Whether you’re going to work, school, the grocery store, or the coffee shop, logging your bicycle commuting miles on the

will make you eligible to win one of our Commuter Challenge prizes.

Bicycle Repair Clinic: The RTC is teaming up with the Reno Bike Project to offer a free bicycle repair clinic at the bike fix-it station at RTC 4th Street Station in Downtown Reno on Monday, May 13 from 4-6 p.m. Bring your bike and we’ll help you get it ready to ride!

Cyclofemme: Organized annually on Mother’s Day, CycloFemme is a global celebration of women on bicycles. Locally, we have developed an event that creates a fun and supportive atmosphere for cycling women of all types and ability levels.


Reno River Roll: Organized as part of the

, the

offers an opportunity to be part of a huge, rolling concert. Costumes are encouraged! When you

, $5 will be donated to a local cycling organization of your choice.

Ride for Reading: On Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m., bicycle riders are invited to participate in the Ride For Reading. The event will start with participants by filling their backpacks with donated books and riding to Kate Smith Elementary School, 1925 F Street, in Sparks. For more information, visit

or contact Officer MJ Cloud, State Safe Routes Program Director at

Bike Month Photo Contest: With so many great bike events happening during Bike Month, there are tons of opportunities to snag an award-winning photo. Stay tuned for details on this year’s contest.

Bike Month After Party: This year, we are partnering with

to bring you an awesome celebration of the close of another successful Bike Month. Join us on June 1 in Midtown for a family-friendly festival including local artists, musicians, food, and bikes!

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