Club Rides

Club Rides 2019-04-20T12:50:55+00:00

What are Club Rides?

Club rides are FREE, fun, low-pressure mountain bike rides for all ages and skill levels; led a couple times per month at various trail heads around town. We ride when the weather is good, usually from April through September.

To start attending club rides, simply sign up for our mailing list which will keep you informed on when and where the rides are each week.

Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling is made possible by our community. It is the amazing support of our community that allows us to continue striving for our goals of improving health and quality of life for youth through the great sport of cycling. We always need volunteers to commit to being present at club rides. Sometimes we have 50 athletes show up and we need to ensure we have the manpower to make it a fun ride for everyone! If you can ride bikes and spare a couple hours to ride with the kids, we would greatly appreciate it!

If you’d like to volunteer, just show up about 10 minutes early and let us know you’re ready to help!

No kid should ever have to pay to ride a bike, so club rides are and always will be 100% free. If you would like to make a meaningful, tax-deductible donation to support this organization & our mission, donate here.

Bring the following filled-out forms to your first ride of the season. Volunteers also need a waiver for their first ride.

Waiver/Release Form

Join the Club Team

Fill out the email form below to join the club team and receive information about time/date/location changes. Changes will be emailed out, but we cannot guarantee that the website will be updated in time in the case of a cancellation due to weather, etc. Thus, the email list is the best way to stay current on club rides.

Club Team FAQs

Club rides are designed to accommodate all juniors, from beginner to advanced. Weekly, we see around 30-50 young riders with ages ranging from 4-17 years old. Kids are broken up into groups based upon age and skill level. We have no set age limits or skill levels, we just recommend that riders have some experience riding on dirt before coming out, so their first ride with us is FUN not scary.

Club rides are typically 1.5 to 2 hours long. The length of each ride varies for each group, with advanced riders often riding 10-15 miles, and beginners riding 2-3 miles or doing fun games/drills near the trailhead.

Club rides are held 2-3 times per month on Mondays at 6pm at various trailheads around the Reno area. Once you sign up for emails using the form above, you will receive ride details via email 3-5 days before each ride confirming the location and time. 2019 rides will start April 29 and a tentative schedule can be found here.

If this is the rider’s first ride with the team for the year, please fill the waiver/release form.

Release

A bike, a helmet, a full water bottle, and an awesome attitude!

While bikes with gears are recommended, we have plenty of little ones who start out on BMX bikes. These riders will be placed in the beginner group where they will face minimal uphills for the day to minimize the pushing and maximize the smiles.

Of course! We encourage parents to participate in club rides, especially when the child(ren) is quite young and may require extra encouragement and support. We also encourage parents to volunteer to help on rides. Volunteers arrive a little early, carry radios, and supplement the ride leadership of our RenoDevo athletes. If you’d like to volunteer, just show up early and let us know you’re ready to help!

If you are unable to ride with us, that’s fine! Please just make sure your rider signs in upon arrival, and signs out before they leave at the club sign-in sheet. We have plenty of parens and RenoDevo chaperones to make sure everyone has a safe and fun ride. Parents are encouraged to remain on location in case their child’s group finishes early or the child becomes sick/injured/upset. Parents MUST BE present at the end of the ride to take their child home.

If you have any other questions, please use the contact form to reach a director.