THE RIVER ROLL HEADLINER
THE ISLAND OF BLACK AND WHITE
LEADING THE WAY: Saturday, May 12th (11:30am – 1pm)
The Island of Black and White will rock the streets of Reno! Founded in the foothills of El Dorado, their music is a sweet, humble yet raw blend of acoustic rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues. It is a mixture like no other. The duo, sometimes trio, and quintet, exerts high energy performances while traveling and frequenting local and out of town venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, music festivals and various events. The unique sound of Island of Black and White today captures the attention of those young and old: with Chris Haislet on guitar, keyboard, accordion, melodica, flute and vocals, and Nawal Alwareeth on drums and vocals. It is apparent for anyone watching, that the band shares an immense love for music. Not only does the band enjoy playing, but their incredible performances engage all who listen; and the energy is shared with the entire crowd.
The Reno River Roll is Bigger and More Amped Up Than Ever!
This moving concert is a celebration of everything bicycle. The Island of Black and White will take you on a soulful, slow ride with a performance and a sound system that will turn heads. The lead singer will weave through the costumed crowd of cyclists as you take an unforgettable tour of the streets of Reno. 2018 features a brand new 7-mile course which begins under the newly renovated Reno Arch and ends in the heart of the Reno River Festival. Grab your favorite bicycle, put on your craziest costume, and get ready for the most unique ride of your life! The Reno River Roll is the official kick-off to Bike Week in Northern Nevada. It is open to all ages and all types of bicycle. Space is limited. The thrill is not.
Don’t have a bike or want something creative? Head over to the Kiwanis Bike Program on 145 Catron Dr. in Sparks Wednesdays – Saturdays.
All pre-event registrations will receive a River Roll nap sack stuffed with goodies, River Fest sunglasses as well as a beer, water or soda after the Roll.
Adult Registration – $25
Kids (7 -12 years) – $15
Kids 6 and under – Free (must be secured in bike seat or bike trailer)
Adventure Combo Pack with Craft Beer Village – $45
Adventure Combo Pack with Summer Wine Village Flight – $40
The River Roll Schedule
Thursday 5/10 5:30pm- 8pm – Save Time! Pre-Event Check-in at The Eddy
Saturday 5/12 9am – 11am – Check-in and New Registrations at the River Roll Booth at the Reno Arch
Saturday 5/12 11:30am – Reno River Roll Launch under the Reno Arch
Saturday 5/12 3pm – Costume Contest on Main Stage
*Times can be subject to change
Bring your bike to the Reno River Festival! Safe and secure, the Kiwanis Bike Program will be hosting a donation optional bike valet in the heart of the Reno River Festival. The bike valet will be open on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, May 13th, from 9am to 6pm.
Bike Week Event Schedule