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Reno Bike Project Gets Community Riding

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Nothing makes a cyclist feel better than a nice comfortable bike lane, such as on California Avenue or the picturesque Riverside Drive, a bikers paradise connecting them to Idlewild Park.

Other places are not as bike-friendly such as midtown where street parking and narrow sidewalks make it difficult. 

"I think lack of information where it is good to ride, where it's safe to ride," said John Sagebiel, Assistant Director of Environmental Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was a pioneer in making UNR a certified Bicycle Friendly University from The League of American Bicyclists and believes Reno is a rider-friendly city. There is room for improvement, says Sagebiel, since a safe route is a rider's biggest concern. 

"Look at all the places we got great bike lanes, separate striped lanes."

As important as it is to be bike-friendly on the roads, a community bike shop is as well and that is what the Reno Bike Project does. It is a non-profit that has refurbished bikes for sale as well as a work stations for people to fix their bikes.

"Our goal is to get as many butts on bikes as we can," said Kurstin Graham, manager of Reno Bike Project. 

The Reno Bike Project has been providing the community with inexpensive parts, bikes, and repair. Now open seven days a week, they're on 4th Street near downtown Reno. 
 

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