RAR Reno

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.

CORE GROUP

Erin Pappadeas

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.

@hello.humanoids

Sue-Ting Chene

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!

@alwaysbeestitching

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. 

@mount_rose_alchemy

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