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2014 CANFEST gears up with annual “CANFEST Bike Drive”

By Miriam Hodgman

10488796_325520060939395_2004258579_nWith more than 250 bikes collected throughout previous years, the annual CANFEST Bike Drive presents beer lovers with a chance to receive free entry to the canned beer festival and simultaneously support The Reno Bike Project.

The CANFEST Bike Drive rewards every bike donated to The Reno Bicycle Project with a free ticket to the event on August 23. The CANFEST Bike Drive launched July 8 and continues through August 22. Donators need to be of legal drinking age, and must request the ticket upon donation in order to qualify.

“The CANFEST Bike Drive shows what’s at the heart of the event,” says Constance Aguilar, CANFEST co-producer. “CANFEST is all about bringing the community together to celebrate two things that we love and pair perfectly, beer and bikes. The CANFEST Bike Drive is a great way to start the rally.”

Every bike donated to The Reno Bicycle Project is recycled or repurposed and put back on the road. A portion of proceeds from CANFEST goes The Reno Bicycle project to support their advocacy and outreach efforts.

“We look forward to CANFEST all year. We love it,” said Reno Bike Project Executive Director Noah Silverman. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to give back and have fun as a result. And 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 Street, call 775-323-4488 or visit www.renobikeproject.com for shop hours and directions. One bike donation receives one complimentary general admission ticket.

CANFEST presented by Joseph James Brewing Company takes place on August 23, 2014 inside the Peppermill Resort Hotel, and feature canned beers from around the world. For more information visit www.canfestbeer.com.

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