As the holiday season rolls around, the Reno Bike Project (RBP) gears up to give bikes to kids in need. The Free Wheels for the Kids program is an annual service that RBP does in conjunction with the Reno Fire Department and the Children's Cabinet of Northern Nevada. RBP repairs children's bicycles, and the fire department and Children's Cabinet distribute them to the kids who need them most.
This year the community can get involved in two ways. First, people can donate kids bikes to RBP during business hours Wednesday through Saturday.
Second, people can come in during two scheduled work parties on December 1 and December 8 from 11-4 p.m. During these work parties mechanics of all skill levels are invited to help repair the bikes to make them safe and ready for the kids. RBP mechanics will assist in all repairs, and food and beverages will be provided. This is a great learning opportunity for folks with limited experience working on bikes.
Last year RBP repaired and donated over 130 bicycles to children who could not otherwise afford to have one. This year they are hoping to exceed that number to bring the joy of cycling to more kids in the community.
The Reno Bike Project is a non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community in the Truckee Meadows. Since 2006, the bike project has worked through advocacy, education and cooperation to increase enthusiasm about bicycling as a positive lifestyle and transportation alternative. The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world's greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one.
For more information please visit www.renobikeproject.com
About the Reno Bike Project