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Bike Project and Sundance Bookstore bring legendary bike designer, author to Reno to raise funds for at-risk youth


just-ride-9329527-7216541Sundance Books and Music is hosting an event with the Reno Bike Project on Thursday, September 4, 5 pm – 9 pm. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the Bike Project’s Major Taylor Ride Club – an after-school club that uses bicycling as a tool to teach at-risk youth about physical fitness, nutrition, bike maintenance, setting and meeting goals, cycling safety, and the environmental benefits of bikes.

The event will take place in Sundance Books and Music’s front yard and will feature a talk and book signing by Grant Petersen—the legendary bike designer and author of Just Ride. Other highlights include a family fun bike ride; live music by CW and Mr. Spoons; and refreshments from New Belgium Brewing, Bibo Freddo, and Still Rollin’ Food Truck.

When, and Where: Thursday, September 4, 5 pm – 9 pm, at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509

Event Highlights and Details:

5 PM FAMILY FUN RIDE: A Reno Bike Project led fun ride will leave the Sundance Books and Music parking lot at 5 pm. The ride will move at an easy pace so that riders of all ages and levels will feel comfortable participating. It will end back at Sundance Books and Music in time for the rest of the evening festivities.

6 PM MUSIC WITH CW AND MR. SPOONS: CW And Mr. Spoons bring ragtime guitar and wonder bucket to every fine event, bar-b-ques, wakes, bankruptcies, brawls…anywhere fine music is required. Often the audience joins in…trying to help these boys keep time. Every performance disintegrates into a mass of plunk and twang!

7 PM GRANT PETERSEN TALK, Q&A, BOOK SIGNING: Grant Petersen, author of Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike and the founder and owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works, is coming up to Reno as our special guest for the evening. Mr. Petersen will give a talk and be available for book signing. Proceeds from the evening’s book sales will benefit the Major Taylor Ride Club. Bestselling author Dave Eggers calls Just Ride “A wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.” (New York Times Book Review)

FOOD, DRINK, MERRIMENT: There will be delicious refreshments available including beer fromNew Belgium Brewing, food from Still Rollin’ Food Truck, Gelato by Bibo Freddo, beautiful bikes to geek out over (participants are encouraged to bring their Rivendells and Bridgestones!), and lots of friendly folks to visit with until the sun goes down.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

MORE DETAILS:  Learn more at http://www.sundancebookstore.com/event/bike%20project%20fundraiser

This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.

SOURCE: Sundance Books

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