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CANFEST bike drive

A chance to celebrate two things we all love and pair perfectly: Beer and Bikes

canfestCANFEST, the world’s largest canned beer festival, is partnering with the Reno Bike Project for the annual CANFEST Bike Drive. Participants in the drive have the opportunity to donate bicycles to receive complimentary entry to the beer festival. With more than 250 bikes collected throughout previous years, the annual CANFEST Bike Drive presents beer lovers with a chance to have fun doing what they love, all while simultaneously supporting a great cause.

The CANFEST Bike Drive rewards every bike donated to the Reno Bicycle Project with a free ticket to CANFEST on August 23, 2014. Presented by Joseph James Brewing Company, CANFEST is an unlimited tasting festival of beers poured exclusively from cans. Attendees will have the chance to sample 100-120 different brews throughout the evening from breweries all around the world. The festival takes place at Reno’s Peppermill Resort Hotel at 6pm.

The Reno Bike Project is a non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community through advocacy and education in the Truckeee Meadows. Every bike donated to the Reno Bicycle Project is recycled or repurposed and put back on the road, making cycling more accessible to the public through recirculation of bikes into the community at affordable prices.

“CANFEST Bike Drive is a great opportunity for the community to give back and have fun as a result,” said Reno Bike Project Executive Director Noah Silverman. “We get to use the donated bikes to help kids, veterans and anyone else that needs or wants to get around on two wheels.”

To participate in the CANFEST Bike Drive, drop off new or used bicycles to The Reno Bike Project at 541 E 4th St to receive your free CANFEST ticket. Call 775-323-4488 or visit www.renobikeproject.com for shop hours and directions. The drive is active until August 22. Donators need to be of legal drinking age and must request the ticket upon donation to qualify.

2012 Expedition Man Endurance Festival

The inaugural Expedition Man Endurance Festival, August 25, is an ultra-long relay and Aqua Bike triathlon, simultaneously. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will traverse 140.6 miles through the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks, and highlight the breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery.

Race Details
Each leg offers the Ultra Distance or an optional Long distance. Race begins at 6:00am at Zephyr Cover Resort.

1The unique course starts swimmers at Zephyr Cove Resort in the beautiful southern part of South Lake Tahoe, NV (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles). The 112 mile bike ride will utilize a variety of Northern Nevada’s scenery including a 1,400 ft elevation drop into Carson City (56 mile option). The bike portion of the route includes a three mile climb to Spooner Lake (7,100ft elevation), followed by a thrilling downhill ride that includes a 1,400ft elevation drop into Carson. The course then goes through the pristine calmness of Washoe Valley and continues into Reno, ending at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The day ends with a long run along the Truckee River Trail finishing at the Legends at Sparks Marina (26.2 miles or 13.1 miles).


Festival Area (Located at Scheels)
DJ Ryon, 93.7 BOB-FM and some of your favorite local bands will keep the music flowing at this year’s Festival located at the Legends at Sparks Marina in front of Scheels.The Festival will have a vendor area with plenty of food and drinks and a great viewing area for spectators looking for their favorite athlete coming in and out of the bike-run transition areas or crossing the finish line. Come out and enjoy this great event!

Fun Runs and More in Reno Tahoe

Stretch out and carb up because June is packed with every type of competitive race you could hope for. From foam, mud, mountain bikes, stand up paddleboards and a kid’s dash, to a record setting water slide, you’ll find it all in Reno Tahoe USA.

5K Foam Fest

June 9, at Rancho San Rafael Park – 9:00 AM

One of the craziest races sweeping across the nation, the 5K Foam Fest takes fun runs to a whole new level. Trudge through mud pits, conquer gigantic inflatable obstacles, ascend towering cargo nets, and of course, frolic in tons of foam. From the experienced runner to the first-timer, everyone will finish the race with a smile – and a free beer!

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Run Amuck

June 16, Downtown Reno – 2:00 PM

Get down and dirty in downtown Reno for the 5th annual Run Amuck competition. Pull together a team, and tackle the 2.5 miles of pure madness; including, a 60-foot-long mud pit, and up to 10 additional obstacles throughout the course. Not wild enough? For the first time ever, the race will include a 175-foot-long, three story tall inflatable water slide. That’s the largest inflatable water slide in the world! So grab your teammates and get ready for one of the most popular runs in Reno Tahoe. And don’t forget the costumes as they are STRONGLY encouraged.

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Adventure Spots Week

Lake Tahoe

Experience what happens when sporting and community events collide for a thrilling ten days in Lake Tahoe. During the day, take on one of the many competitions; including, trail running, triathlon, mountain biking, swimming and stand up paddle boarding. And once the sun drops behind the Sierra Mountains, relax and enjoy live concerts, a wine walk and much more. Here are the competitions to look forward to:

June 15Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Race

June 17 -  Burton Creek Trail Run, Tahoe Waterman Challenge (Paddleboard race), Thunderbird Run

June 23XTERRA Tahoe City, XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint, XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon

June 24Run To Squaw

4295147315_324dd58154_zNorthstar Bike/ Hike Park Opening Day

June 15-17, Northstar California – 10:00 AM

Lace up your hiking boots or grab your helmet and get ready for an exciting season at the largest lift-served mountain biking and hiking park in the Reno Tahoe area. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just want to take in the spectacular views, the park offers something for everyone.

Dash for Dads

June 17, Sparks Marina – 7:00 AM

This Father’s Day, join the Builders Association Charity at the Spark Marina for the inaugural Dash for Dads and help raise awareness of prostate cancer. The day’s events include a 5K race, 2 mile walk and Kids Dash – all promoting healthy lifestyles for all ages with a special focus on dads.

For more information on runs, walks, bike rides and other summer adventures, visit our events calendar.

Raise Your Own Chickens and Bees and Drink Some Green Beer!

Earth Day RenoSure, you’re sopped in on Earth Day 2010, but it is after all HER day and Mother Earth can do as she pleases. Plus, you can let your sprinklers take a break and let her do all of the work.

People across the Reno Tahoe area are getting creative on ways to give back to the planet on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. Below you’ll find a list of events in Reno Tahoe starting tonight and lasting through your weekend. (We’re expecting some sunshine by Friday!)

Tonight, April 22, take your little ones on a kid-friendly sunset stroll guided by Galena naturalists from the Great Basin Institute. The evening walk through the forest at Galena Creek Regional Park is from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Enter the park through the north entrance and meet near the restrooms. The stroll is subject to weather conditions, so please call (775) 674-5475, ext. 4, on the day of the program to confirm and RSVP. All ages are welcome and the suggested donation is $2 per person. Galena Creek Regional Park is at 18350 Mt. Rose Highway.

The Siena in downtown Reno is saluting Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 with 99-cent green beer, mixers, live music, a special fashion show and unique Earth Day Spin to Win which could net players $500. The Siena will match every dollar won in free play with the purchase of Emission Reduction Credits.  The fashion show kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Loft, featuring styles from Night Kind Burner Gear, Prism Magic’s Lucious Ladies, Vicki Lowell McGuiness, Junkee Recycled Clothing, Kalifornia Jean Bar, Veronica Coleman and others.  A live D.J. will spin the tunes and drink specials. To learn more visit the Siena’s Web site.

Saturday, April 24 check out the Bourgeouis Gypsies as they perform at the Alpine Meadows Spring Music Series. Straight from Sierraville, the Bourgeouis Gypsies have wandered across the country sharing their “hillbilly” mix of country, blues, swamp ballads, and homespun hillbilly heartbreaks. This five-member band shows exactly how much heart they have through the depth of their music. For more information visit their Web site.

Learn how to raise your own poultry and other animals, including ducks, rabbit s and bees, in the garden on Saturday, April 24 at the River School in Reno. Visit their Web site for more information.

People of all ages are invited to attend the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 24 at Squaw Valley USA. Families can learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health. The festival will feature numerous vendors, speakers and live music! Visit their Web site for more information.

Sunday, April 25 take the whole gang (minus your pet – sorry, City of Reno policy) down to Idlewild Park for Reno’s 21st Annual Earth Day celebration. (The forecasted high that day is 71°!) The day will feature music on a biofuel-powered stage, sustainability workshops, children’s activities, a sustainable farmers’ market, free recycling for stuff like cell phones, booths with earth-friendly food, goods, and services. Over 200 vendors will be there and you’ll enjoy a variety of live entertainment all day.

Earth Day Reno 2Earth Day is organized by Nevada EcoNet. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Free parking and a free shuttle service to Idlewild Park will be available at nearby Reno High School, 395 Booth Street. If you ride a bike, roller blades, or skateboard, free valet service at Idlewild Park will be offered by the Reno Bike Project. For more information, call Nevada EcoNet at (775) 323-3433.

Video: Onboard during the 2008 Sagebrush Cyclocross series

The 2008 Sagebrush Cyclocross Series came to Dorothy McAlinden Park north of Reno this weekend. Local cycling enthusiast Mike Henderson strapped a camera on rider Shawn O’Meara for a point of view look at the course and the competition. Check it out:



Events like the Sagebrush Cyclocross Series, run by O’Meara, are part of a rich cycling culture in Reno-Tahoe. Check out the Reno Wheelmen site or visitrenotahoe.com for more local cycling information.

Tour de Nez rides into town

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Image courtesy of Ryan Jerz

The Tour de Nez, Northern Nevada’s premier cycling event, comes to Reno-Tahoe this week with an exciting schedule of events and entertainment, as well as some new venues. This year, the tour will include action in Reno, Truckee and North Tahoe.

Schedule and locations

Tuesday June 17 at Grand Sierra Resort: 6-8 pm Athlete presentation, Grand Theater; 8-11 pm Athlete meet and BBQ, Nikki Beach
Wednesday, June 18 at Grand Sierra Resort: 5:20-5:30 pm 10th Annual Clunker Classic; 5:40-6 pm Kids’ Races; 6-6:30 pm Messengers; 6:50-8 pm Pro NRC Criterium; 8-8:20 pm Pro Awards & Interviews; 8-11 pm Block Party
Thursday, June 19 at Northstar at Tahoe: 10 am-11 pm Pro NRC Time Trial viewing area – top of Gondola; 9-10:30 am LUX Recreational registration & check-in, Basque Room-Village at Northstar; 11:05 am-12:30 pm LUX Recreational Time Trial viewing area-top of Gondola; 12-12:30 pm Time Trial Awards & Interviews Time Trial Finish; 12:30-6 pm LUX Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 19 at Downtown Truckee: 5:30-5:40 pm 10th Annual Clunker Classic; 5:45-6:05 pm Kids’ Races; 6:15-7:30 pm Pro NRC Criterium; 7:40-8 pm Pro Awards & Interviews; 8-10 pm Truckee Block Party
Friday June 20 at Northstar at Tahoe: 9-10 am LUX Mountain Bike Demo & Bike Park ride check-in Plaza Bikes; 10 am LUX Mountain Bike Park Ride begins Plaza Bikes; 2-5 pm Tour de Nez Expo Village Overlook; 1:30 pm Northstar Pro NRC Road Circuit Race begins Guest Drop Off; 1-4 pm Live Music on Village Stage; 4:30 pm Northstar Pro NRC Road Circuit Race finish Guest Drop Off; 4:30-5 pm Awards & Interviews Guest Drop Off; 5-8 pm Live Music & Tour de Nez party
Saturday, June 21 at Northstar at Tahoe: 7:15 am – 8:00 am Century Ride registration & check-in; 8 am Century Ride; 11 am-5 pm Tour de Nez Expo; 11 am-2 pm Tour de Nez Festival; 11:30 am-2:30 pm Live Music; 1:30-1:45 pm 10th Annual Clunker Classic; 1:50 pm-2 pm Clunker Classic Awards; 2-2:15 pm Masters’ 35+ 1, 2, 3 Circuit Race warm up; 2:15-3:15 pm Masters’ 35+ 1, 2, 3 Circuit Race; 3-6 pm Live Music; 3:20-3:30 pm Masters’ 35+ 1, 2, 3 Awards; 3:35-4 pm Kids’ Races; 4-5:15 pm Women’s Pro 1, 2, 3 Warm-up/Circuit Race; 5:20-5:45 pm Women’s Pro 1, 2, 3 Awards; 5:45-7:30 pm Mighty Tour de Nez Twilight Pro Warm-up/NRC Circuit Race; 6:30-9:30 pm Live Music; 7:30-7:45 pm Pro NRC Awards; 7:30-10 pm Live Music & Tour de Nez Party
Sunday, June 22 at Northstar at Tahoe: 8-9:30 am LUX Ride with the Pros registration, check-in & breakfast; 9:30-11 am LUX Ride with the Pros bike ride

For more event information, click here.