The Nevada Bicycle Coalition supports Bicycle Friendly Candidates for elected office. The Coalition has received excellent responses to our 10 point questionnaire from several candidates in local City of Reno elections and have scored and ranked them. The campaigns for Mayor, Council-member and City Attorney are very important to create the policy and vision for improving the bicycle network in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County as the RTC Board of Commissioners is selected and represented by these officials.
Thus we are pleased to announce the Nevada Bicycle Coalition is supporting the following candidates:
Brett Kandt--Reno City Attorney
Elisa Cafferata--Ward 2 Council-member
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The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level. The aim is to unite 50,000 riders to pedal 30 million miles from May 1, 2014 until September 30, 2014. You can register or login with one of your existing Facebook, MayMyRide or Endomondo accounts or create a new account using your e-mail.
How much does it cost to participate?
The Challenge is offered free to all individuals, teams, schools and organizations.
Who can participate?
The Challenge is open to all persons who either live in the United States or work for an organization with U.S. employees.
When does it start and end?
The Challenge is a five-month program that kicks off May 1, 2014 and ends September 30, 2014 but you start logging miles now for the "warm-up" period. Every single mile counts!!
The Challenge is a fun way for participants to meet other riders in the online community, track improvement and win prizes while improving your health, saving money and helping the environment in the process!!
Nevada is currently 27th in the nation. Help us rise to the top by going to https://nationalbikechallenge.org/ and register now!!
Who: Women (and those who identify with being a woman)
What: Bike to Brunch
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 9AM - 10AM
Where: Brewer's Cabinet at 475 S Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501
This is the first of the Ladies' Bike to Brunch Series which will take place the last Sunday of each month from April through September and will usually start at 10AM (unless there is a special bicycling event). There may be a pre-brunch ride starting at 8 a.m. depending on the interest (the location and route will be shared beforehand). Those who are interested only in brunch can meet up at the Brewer's Cabinet.
Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1426715004244617/ by Friday morning, April 25 to reserve a seat. Hope you can make it to the first Ladies' Bike to Brunch!!
We have been working on some exciting things over here at the Nevada Bicycle Coalition. We all know that creating a world-class bicycle network in Nevada requires vision, persistence, and teamwork. Riding in Nevada requires the support of bicyclists who desire both enjoyable and safe roads to ride. As the New Year begins, please consider supporting the Nevada Bicycle Coalition and our newest project—RenoTracks.
RenoTracks is a new app developed as a joint project during the 2013 Hack 4 Reno hackathon in order to generate a reliable and accurate method of collecting cycling data from Reno bicyclists. It uses your phone's GPS to record routes, letting city planners which routes are most popular and allows important information about possible problems (potholes, debris or obstructions) to the right authorities for improvement.
Congratulations to the more than 50 bike-friendly residents who attended the RTC Open House meeting last night and created a positive impact. We will need to continue the discussion and maintain momentum for the year long study. The Keystone Avenue Corridor study will evaluate the options for re-configuring the avenue into a Complete Street which accommodates all modes of alternative transportation. This transformation will benefit ALL users of the corridor by lowering traffic speeds, providing better sight lines and lowering the level of stress of travelers. These users include pedestrians, wheelchairs, baby joggers, high school and university students, runners, dog walkers, skateboarders, bicyclists and motorists.
Join the Nevada Bicycle Coalition for the LAST Public Open House for the Virginia Street Corridor on January 14 at the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum, 4:30.
This is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the RTC's plans for the future of the Virginia Street Transit Oriented Corridor (TOC). Right now the City of Reno has apparently decided that on-street parking will remain, or be increased in MidTown, and that bicycle lanes WILL NOT be installed. This proposal, however, is not supported by the new Regional Transportation Plan 2035 or the TOC guidelines which promote biking and walking for community development and sustainability, congestion reduction, and safety improvements.
Please attend this meeting and support bicycling in MidTown!