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!

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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.

When you sign-up, you will be making a difference to a local non-profit biking organization. $5 of your registration will go to either the Kiwanis Club, the Truckee Meadows Bike Alliance, or the Reno Bike Project. It’s your choice! The Reno River Festival will match the donations of whichever non-profit receives the most votes.


Adult Registration – $25
Kids (7 -12 years) – $15
Kids 6 and under – Free (must be secured in bike seat or bike trailer)

Ride in your best get-up in one of the largest, most unique bikes rides in all of Northern Nevada. Then park your bike at the bike valet and spend the rest of the day sitting back and sampling libations in either the Craft Beer Village or the Summer Wine Village. You’ve earned it. This is easily your best value of the Reno River Festival weekend.

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

Bike Valet!

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

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