Reno - Bikes and Bike Repair
Some of the bike shops in the area really know how to take care of Burners. Some sell used bikes, some offer rentals, still others offer repair services, or new bikes only.
Black Rock Bicycles
7875 North Virginia Street, Unit B – 775-972-3336 – (Downtown)
New location. Regular hours Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. Burning Man hours: August 23 and 24 8am-8pm, Aug. 25 9am-midnight, Aug. 26 Open 24 hrs, Aug. 27 9am-Midnight, Aug. 28-Sept. 4 9am-9pm.
Black Rock Bicycles offers a variety of new and used bikes for rent or purchase that are specifically designed with burners in mind. There are two different options to getting your hands one one of these great bikes:
You can either rent or purchase a bike from their facility just north of Reno. You will need to contact these fellow burners for reservations ASAP at randy (at) blackrockbicycles (dot) com
The other option is, Black Rock Bicycles will also be cooperating with local stores, selling new cruisers and accessories at some pretty great prices. Check out the Keystone, Plumb, and Pyramid Save Mart locations for further details.
Also! Burners renting/buying bikes are welcome to have items shipped to them and they can store those items for free until pick up for Burning Man. Call for details.
Kiwanis Bike Program
2500 Valley Road – 775-846-7146 – (Downtown)
Open 9am-9pm during Burning Man. Normally a bike program to benefit kids of all ages in-need in the community, the folks of the Kiwanis Bike Program receive large numbers of bikes left on the playa each year, and end up setting aside and taking extra special care of a bunch of bikes for the playa for burners to purchase for Burning Man at very fair prices. They also provide bike repairs.
There are exactly only two ways at this date to purchase one of the bikes from these great folks: one way is to stop during the week of Burning Man at their shop; the other way is at the Save Mart supermarket located in the Keystone shopping hub. Get em while they last!
Reno Bike Project
541 East Fourth Street – 775-323-4488 – (Downtown)
Regular hours are Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, but will be open Aug 21-27 from 9am-8pm. Call ahead for possible unusual-hours appointment. A used-bike seller and community bike shop operated by many burners, this is a great place to get a bike at a great price. Get em while they last! They also repair bikes, carry lights and lighting, baskets, racks, and bells, and will take and recycle bikes back post-Burning Man.
Rat’s Bikes has been taking care of long-distance burners with bicycle rentals for many years now. Devoted exclusively to accomodating those of us who have to travel great distances (over 1000 miles) to make it the playa, Rat begins taking reservations in the spring of each year and is typically plumb out of bikes to rent as summer approaches. Therefore, for Burning Man 2012 he is already out of bikes. Do not bother contacting him looking for a bike to rent for Burning Man 2012. However, we just had to list Rat’s Bikes here in the place devoted to local bike outfits devoted in some measure to you, so, for 2013, be sure to set your alarm and send him an email starting January 1, 2013 — here’s his email: email@example.com
5110 Mae Anne Suite 702 – 775-747-1413 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne Ave.)
Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.
Great Basin Bicycles
8048 S. Virginia St – 775-825-8258 — (South Virginia – US395)
Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Specializing in fast and accurate repair, Great Basin does not have much in the way of used bikes, but does have new bikes at reasonable prices.
The Bike Smith
900 North Carson Street – 775-883-3210 – (Carson City)
Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
Wild Sierra Adventures
407 North Virginia Street – 775-323-8928 – 866-323-8928 -(Downtown)
Open daily 9am-5pm. Located inside the Silver Legacy at the Adventures Desk. Taking reservations for bike rentals and shuttle services to the playa.
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