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Nevada Riders Roll Call

Was just wondering if there are any Nevada riders on the forum, as the state doesn't seem to come up very often. Anyone want to share your favorite rides, events, bike groups etc?

My wife and I are in Las Vegas, and as we live in the SW the Red Rock/Blue Diamond loop is our usual training area. We did the Bike MS event and the Tour de Summerlin this year, don't think we will be repeating either of those. Heading into Utah this weekend for Ride the Gap.
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New to Reno, NV.
Also looking for info.
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N Red Rock Rd on the north side of Reno is an enjoyable ride. There are rolling hills on the south end, it's fairly flat up by the California border, and there's a decent climb to get from the northern half to the southern half. You can park at Mayors Park.
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Any recomended gravel trails or super low traffic routes near Vegas? I'm not at all familiar with the area.

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River Mountain Trail

The River Mountain Trail at the east end of the valley in Henderson is about as low traffic (none) as you can get https://rivermountainstrail.org/ but right now with temperatures above 105 degrees, you will not want to ride it after about 10am. It's 35 miles long. There are over 250 miles of trails, MUPS, and marked bike lanes across the valley. So many, that it is hard to recommend just one. Also lots of the streets are very wide compared to much of the rest of the US so even if a street is 45 mph you may be able to ride on it quite comfortably. The RTC has a brand new bike map for Southern Nevada. You can pick up a copy at any bike shop or use the one that is online https://www.rtcsnv.com/wp-content/up...keBrochure.pdf. I don't do off-road so can't help with gravel trails.
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You might want to check in at the McGhies Bike Outpost in Blue Diamond for gravel related stuff, there are a lot of mountain bike trails on the highway towards Pahrump, in the SW, and some of them are pretty easy going. I live in the SW near the 215 and Durango, and there are areas out here that are low traffic. The wife and I ride at night during this time of year and rarely see cars out where we go, all paved for us though.
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Live in Henderson, I get around.

Short rides on the Union Pacific and out to Southern Highlands lately. But I enjoy the River Mountain Loop and getting out to Blue Diamond and Red Rocks. Pink Box Donuts is a nice refresher.
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N Red Rock Rd on the north side of Reno is an enjoyable ride. There are rolling hills on the south end, it's fairly flat up by the California border, and there's a decent climb to get from the northern half to the southern half. You can park at Mayors Park.
How's traffic on that road? It doesn't look like there's a shoulder.
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Originally Posted by Vegasclimber View Post
Was just wondering if there are any Nevada riders on the forum, as the state doesn't seem to come up very often. Anyone want to share your favorite rides, events, bike groups etc?

My wife and I are in Las Vegas, and as we live in the SW the Red Rock/Blue Diamond loop is our usual training area. We did the Bike MS event and the Tour de Summerlin this year, don't think we will be repeating either of those. Heading into Utah this weekend for Ride the Gap.
I moved to Henderson a year ago. I spend a lot of time on the UP Trail to River Mountain Loop Trail and Wilderness Park. Will include a loop in the Lake Las Vegas development and sometimes the airport loop in Boulder City. As for events, I rode Tour de Summerlin in LV, and Spring Tour of St George, Ride the Gap, and Desperado Duel in SW Utah this year. I've also ridden up on Mt Charleston and the Red Rock areas several times. I rode three times with the Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club (twice on vacation trips, once since moving) on rides in the northwest part of LV, but probably won't in the future because they were an unsafe group that frequently ran red lights and stop signs, split lanes, etc. basically not concerned with rules of the road. Now I see they have a League- certified cycling instructor at the helm of their club, but I haven't ridden with them to see if she has started to change the culture of that group. I've joined Green Valley Cycling Club in Henderson, but haven't ridden with them yet. They have quite a few routes that are posted on their site and expect to join a ride with them soon.

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Nice to see folks posting up!

I met some folks from the Green Valley club during the I-11 ride, and they seemed like good people. I won't be back for TdS, wasn't really impressed with the support there. Our scheduled big rides for this next year are:

Tour de St George - Fall
Tour de Cure - Phoenix
Rosarito - Ensenada
Ride the Gap
Seattle to Portland

Hoping to add a couple 2 or 3 day bikepacking tours in there as well. If anyone is planning to attend any of these events, we always enjoy meeting up with other locals before or after the ride!
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Nice to see folks posting up!

I met some folks from the Green Valley club during the I-11 ride, and they seemed like good people. I won't be back for TdS, wasn't really impressed with the support there. Our scheduled big rides for this next year are:

Tour de St George - Fall
Tour de Cure - Phoenix
Rosarito - Ensenada
Ride the Gap
Seattle to Portland

Hoping to add a couple 2 or 3 day bikepacking tours in there as well. If anyone is planning to attend any of these events, we always enjoy meeting up with other locals before or after the ride!
Three Feet for Pete is a great community ride.
This is a good ride to meet the different clubs and riders.

Park to Park is a great Century and shorter ride. The dinner at the end is cowboy dutch oven and is awesome!
Park to Park Pedal Bicycle Century Ride in Lincoln County Nevada | State Parks Division | Best Road Cycling Century Ride in Lincoln County, NV
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Having only very recently returned to riding I am enjoying the (somewhat) cooler weather in the mornings.
Working on building my strength and endurance, kind of challenging at present.

Anyone in the Northeast part of Las Vegas/North Las Vegas interested in leisurely rides in the area culminating in coffee?

Or, any advice on low stress group rides in the North to Northwest part of town?
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Having only very recently returned to riding I am enjoying the (somewhat) cooler weather in the mornings.
Working on building my strength and endurance, kind of challenging at present.

Anyone in the Northeast part of Las Vegas/North Las Vegas interested in leisurely rides in the area culminating in coffee?

Or, any advice on low stress group rides in the North to Northwest part of town?
Check with local bike shops at your end of town. If you have a favorite, that is a good place to start. Most shops know of the local clubs and riding groups. There is always someone wanting a smooth ride and a cup of coffee. Great start to any day. It is nice to have mornings that don't start in the 90's anymore. Get those miles in now!
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How's traffic on that road? It doesn't look like there's a shoulder.
Traffic is light, and generally pretty courteous due to it being a small town up there. Like anywhere, you'll get the occasional close-pass.
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I'm in NLV and ride to and from work. Not too far but far enough.
I also have a few vintage bikes and wanted to attend obc but I have a lot going on. I'm down for a leisure ride on Saturday's.
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Reno here - ride 4-5 times a week on road, mountain, or gravel.

With some exceptions, I'm not too impressed with the road riding here due to either bad roads, fast traffic, or both. That said, I love the loop into Virginia City, Carson City, and Washoe Valley - especially the climb up Geiger and the descent down the other side (using the truck route that bypasses Gold Hill). I find myself on the mountain bike or gravel bike a little more with so much good stuff nearby.

Anyone else training for the Death Ride this July?
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Reno here - ride 4-5 times a week on road, mountain, or gravel.

With some exceptions, I'm not too impressed with the road riding here due to either bad roads, fast traffic, or both. That said, I love the loop into Virginia City, Carson City, and Washoe Valley - especially the climb up Geiger and the descent down the other side (using the truck route that bypasses Gold Hill). I find myself on the mountain bike or gravel bike a little more with so much good stuff nearby.

Anyone else training for the Death Ride this July?
Death Ride, that used to be on my radar. Not any longer. But I think you should and post lots of pictures of the ride and your bike computer showing temps.

There used to be a Pony Express ride from the Reno area east. They rerode many of the miles the Pony Express rode. I need to take a week off and do some of that gravel grinding.
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Reno here. Lots of riding with the Procrastinating Pedalers. Have done the Verdi ride so many times I think I could do it blindfolded... Lately have been using the SW Connector path a lot to connect rides North/South. Wishing City of Reno would clear the homeless off of and repair the Bike/Walking paved trail by the river but I'm doubtful our current Mayor has any appetite to do anything considered controversial or confrontational for fear of losing her left leaning voter base.

Trying to branch out and ride old US 395 more. Also wondering what it's like riding up Red Rock Road towards North US 395 from Stead and back? May drive that this week and plan it for a weekend if the road looks okay.
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Hey Ronin, I just received a promotional flyer for a Century ride next Sept. The Edible Pedal? Have you heard of it? It looks like a huge change of scenery from Vegas riding.
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Daspydyr - I hear its a great ride. Well supported, fun and great stuff to snack on along the way... but I've never been able to ride it as it's the same weekend as the Reno Air Races which I volunteer at. Still if you feel up to coming up for it I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed.
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