Bike Path

Biking in Reno has a long history and is an honored hobby in our area since the early 1800s with the Reno Wheelman. The Riverwalk District along with the rest of the northern Nevada area continues to evolve with paths, programs, and participation – making it a better city to bike in.

The Riverwalk has one of the prettiest paths to bike or walk along. The trail runs from the Idlewilde Park area eastward along the Truckee River through downtown along the Reno Riverwalk and runs all the way to the very eastern end of the city of Sparks. This trail is approximately 12 miles in length. It passes many parks and recreational areas. You will bike through industrial areas, wetlands, marshes, historical markers, and residences all the while never leaving the banks of the Truckee River.

The trail is accessible through a variety of entrances along the route. This is an easy ride for children, adults, and novice riders. Very few street intersections exist.

For maps and information on these rides, you can reference any local bookstore or check out the links to the local bike shops for further information. Or visit Sierra Cycle Smith and the City of Reno.

Ride Safely!

  • WEAR A HELMET
  • Ride with traffic and follow traffic laws. (Call the Office of Traffic Safety at 775.684.7470 to get a pocket guide of Nevada’s Bike Laws)
  • Wear brightly colored and/or reflective clothing even during the day.
  • Put a mirror on your bicycle and keep an eye on what’s around you.
  • Use lights and reflectors. A big bright shiny light that can be seen at least 500 ft. in front, reflectors on the sides of your bike, and a bright red tail light that can be seen 30 to 500 ft. from the back of your bike.
  • Pick the loudest horn you can find, and use it!

Bike Path

Biking in Reno has a long history and is an honored hobby in our area since the early 1800s with the Reno Wheelman. The Riverwalk District along with the rest of the northern Nevada area continues to evolve with paths, programs, and participation – making it a better city to bike in.

The Riverwalk has one of the prettiest paths to bike or walk along. The trail runs from the Idlewilde Park area eastward along the Truckee River through downtown along the Reno Riverwalk and runs all the way to the very eastern end of the city of Sparks. This trail is approximately 12 miles in length. It passes many parks and recreational areas. You will bike through industrial areas, wetlands, marshes, historical markers, and residences all the while never leaving the banks of the Truckee River.

The trail is accessible through a variety of entrances along the route. This is an easy ride for children, adults, and novice riders. Very few street intersections exist.

For maps and information on these rides, you can reference any local bookstore or check out the links to the local bike shops for further information. Or visit Sierra Cycle Smith and the City of Reno.

Ride Safely!

  • WEAR A HELMET
  • Ride with traffic and follow traffic laws. (Call the Office of Traffic Safety at 775.684.7470 to get a pocket guide of Nevada’s Bike Laws)
  • Wear brightly colored and/or reflective clothing even during the day.
  • Put a mirror on your bicycle and keep an eye on what’s around you.
  • Use lights and reflectors. A big bright shiny light that can be seen at least 500 ft. in front, reflectors on the sides of your bike, and a bright red tail light that can be seen 30 to 500 ft. from the back of your bike.
  • Pick the loudest horn you can find, and use it!
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