Guide to Bike Month 2015 and Beyond

Here in the Washoe Valley, Bike Week 2015 has begun! Mark these dates on your calendar!

Bike Week Events

Make sure to register at BikeWashoe.org then ride and log your miles to win prizes! The registration process is easy. Just follow the steps in this video!

There are many fun events, clinics and Commuter Challenge Teams to participate in throughout the week. Don't miss these events!

Sunday, May 10th: CycloFemme from Bibo Coffee on Record Street, 9am - 10:30am
Monday, May 11th: MidTown Monday and Bike Around Bingo, 4pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12th: Ladies (Bike Repair) Night at the Reno Bike Project
Wednesday, May 13th: Dan’s (Bike Repair) Night at the Reno Bike Project
Thursday, May 14th: Mayoral Challenge Ride from downtown Reno to downtown Sparks
Thursday, May 14th: Ride for Reading
Friday, May 15th: Coffee Shop Stop
Friday, May 15th: Commute to Coffee
Friday, May 15th: Pancake Feed at the Reno Bike Project, 6-10am
Friday, May 15th: Family Fun Ride from Cottonwood Park, 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday, May 16th: Great Reno Bike Swap, 9am - 2pm
Saturday, May 16th: Slow Roll to the We HeArt Bikes Show from the Reno Bike Shop, 5:30pm

For details, visit http://bikewashoe.org/bike-week/events/

CycloFemme Ride to Celebrate Women on Bikes

Cyclofemme is a worldwide celebration of women on bikes.  For one day of the year on Mother’s Day, riders of all ages and ethnicity across 25 different countries share in the joy of cycling regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference. Join the ride in Reno and Sparks on Sunday, May 10th, 2015, to celebrate all women.

Where/Start: Bibo Coffee Company at 9AM
945 Record St
Reno, NV
(There is public parking along 9th Street or Evans Avenue if the Bibo parking lot is full)

End: Wingfield Park around 10AM
Let’s make it a picnic at the end of our ride (or we can eat at Brewer’s Cabinet)!!

Route: 9.5 miles route to Lakeside Market looping back on Plumas and Arlington to Wingfield Park (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7785056).

For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/CuterCommuter/events/219027686/

Logging Your Miles

You can do it the old fashion way and use Google Maps to calculate your miles based on the start and end point.

There are free phone apps available such as Endomondo (which integrates with the National Bike Challenge), Strava or MapMyRide. They track your route so you'll have a map of your route and give you information about your ride such as the distance, speed, elevation, etc.

It's fun and you can see your accomplishments, set goals and try to beat it next year!