CANFEST, the world’s largest canned beer festival, and Reno Bike Project will be collecting used bikes to recycle and recirculate into the community. From July 1 through Aug. 12, everyone 21 and over who donates a bike will receive a free ticket to CANFEST, being held Aug. 29.
“As we prepare for the main event in August, the CANFEST Bike Drive reminds us of what our ultimate goal is,” said Constance Aguilar of CANFEST. “We want the community to be the focal point of everything that we do. We not only ask for donors to join us, but we are in great need of volunteers for the event in August. This fun event and its partnership with The Reno Bike Project is not possible without community involvement.”
The goal of the project is to make the city a more bike-friendly place and a portion of the proceeds from all CANFEST tickets sold goes toward making that goal a reality. “We don’t just sell cool bikes cheap,” says Noah Silverman, co-founder of The Reno Bike Project. “Bikes are ideal for kids and others who just need to get around the town. I look forward to this drive every year because it puts more bikes into the community. It’s nice to be able to give more than a ‘thank you’ to our donors in the form of a CANFEST ticket.”
The Reno Bike Project will be accepting new and used donations at 541 E 4th St. Shop hours vary and are available at renobikeproject.org or by calling 775-323-4488.
CANFEST will take place on August 29, 2015 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno and will host over 50 international brewers serving beer and cider directly from aluminum cans. For more information or to volunteer, visit canfestbeer.com.