Two local nonprofits look to enhance the bicycle experience in the Truckee Meadows
Noah Silverman and Kyle Kozar started the Reno Bike Project in October 2006. The RBP, in conjunction with the Holland Project, are the sponsors/provocateurs for the Hot August Bike Ride on Aug. 8. The Holland Project is hosting the “All Things Bike” night at the Urban Market on West Street from which the Hot August Bike parade will begin and end (with an afterparty).
“Reno Bike Project’s goal is to promote cycling, and we do that in a lot of ways,” says the dark-eyed, dark-bearded and soft-spoken Silverman. “We provide affordable equipment to the public, used bikes, used parts, tools to fix their own bikes and help fixing bikes. We also do classes. We have a ladies night that’s for ladies only to come in and fix their bikes and learn how to fix their bikes. We’ve got a “build a bike” class, which is a six-week course with a full overview of how to fix a bike and how it works.”
Silverman emphasizes that everyone, regardless of age or skill level, is welcome at the Reno Bike Project, which is at the end of the alley between Bell and Ralston streets north of West Second Street.