Reno, NV sits east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is on the Western edge of the Great Basin. We’re also about an hour from Lake Tahoe. As a result, there are incredible opportunities to engage with our natural surroundings by bicycle!
Reno, as a city, has become significantly more bike-friendly over the last few years for urban riders, however, many of the cycling communities that currently exist are not representative of the BIPOC FTWN-B communities. Forming a RAR chapter in our city will allow us to use our chapter as a tool for community organizing.
Our core team was brought together with a desire to create a safe(r) space to explore gravel riding/racing, bike packing, urban rides, and overall bike adventures that center BIPOC FTWN-B folks. We are excited about the ways in which having a RAR chapter in Reno will facilitate collaboration, community, organizing, and a safe space to grow, learn, and ride together while leveraging the connections and relationships we have with local organizations.
Erin (she/her) has been a beginner cyclist for a few years and is very excited to learn with this group. Erin moved to Reno in 2020 and enjoy experiencing this area with her bike. She is a web developer and volunteer to building 1-2 websites per year for local grassroots organizations.
Sue-Ting (she/her) is a high school math teacher and a data specialist, and when she’s not doing that, she loves to read, bike, and crochet or knit. She loves riding around town with her kids in tow!
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane (she/her) works at the university by day, and is an alchemist by night (she makes botanically inspired goods via Mount Rose Alchemy – self/community care apothecary. She loves learning to play the drums, bike adventures, travel, the ocean and mountains, and basking in punk rock retirement.
Eleven RAR Chapters will advocate, support, and uplift BIPOC and FTWN-B cyclists in their local communities! Find a RAR Chapter in your area and learn more about each group.
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Get stoked! Eleven RAR Chapters will advocate, support, and uplift BIPOC and FTWN-B cyclists in their local communities! The RAR Chapters program received over twenty applications from BIPOC and FTWN-B organizers from across the country. We sought to select groups in different regions and had a solid core group to build out their community efforts. … Continue reading RAR Chapter Selections