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I'll be spending a long weekend, next weekend, in Vegas. Any recommendations of good road routes in the area? I'll be staying near downtown.

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I'll be spending a long weekend, next weekend, in Vegas. Any recommendations of good road routes in the area? I'll be staying near downtown.

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Charlie
There is a group that rides out of the Starbuck's at Town Center and Charleston (location may have changed since I moved) every Sat and Sun. They head out between 7am and 8am. They will do the Red Rock loop or head to Blue Diamond or both. There is another group that will Start at the M casino on the south end of town and head south on Las Vegas Blvd. Also pretty safe. Very little traffic out there. They will go to Goodsprings/Sandy Valley. There is another group that meets off Green Valley Pkwy and do a loop in the 7 hills area. There you have to deal with traffic.

Basically Vegas is a pit. Not very many options to road ride. Did most of my riding on the west side of town when I lived there. Pro Cyclery or McGhies should be able to give you more information.
 

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Thanks for the information, folks! Is there much good mountain biking on the outskirts?
west and southwest Vegas are the big MTB spots. It's actually our cycling Mecca , it's were Red Rock is located.

I ride a lot if the local roads, just get out and pedal. The northwest where I live is pretty safe, never had a close call like riding in Cali. What ever you want to ride in town, it's all good here.
 

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Thanks for the information, folks! Is there much good mountain biking on the outskirts?
Depends on what kind of mountain biking you do.

If you like fast, flowing cross country stuff, cottonwood is pretty good. The NORBA loop is good and there are several other loops out there that are good It's on the road out to Pahrump and there are trails that will take you into Blue Diamond.

If you want something more technical, rocky, big drops, then go out to Boulder City.

Know that people had made a bunch of trails out by Red Rock before I left Vegas but never road them.
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm, either you live in a idiot free zone (no such thing in Vegas) or you live out by the Indian reservation. I was hit twice, had 2 close call and rode up on a scene where a cyclist was killed while I lived there.
 

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Just adding what I heard as we were there a few weeks back and stopped in a couple bike shops but one owner said there was a pretty good 38 mile (+/-) paved loop out at lake Mead? Maybe the locals can give input as we plan on bring bikes next time.
 

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Also maybe locals can chime in on Valley of Fire? Years ago we rented a Harley and checked that and red rock out, pretty impressive.
 

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Just adding what I heard as we were there a few weeks back and stopped in a couple bike shops but one owner said there was a pretty good 38 mile (+/-) paved loop out at lake Mead? Maybe the locals can give input as we plan on bring bikes next time.
A coworker was in Vegas for a conference and did this route. Rented a bike and took off. I think it is a MUP path but he said he didnt see more than a few others the whole time.

Probably a nice easy route for an out of towner. Nowhere to get lost.
 

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I think the 38 mile loop that goes by Lake Mead is the River Mtn Trail. I've done it a couple times when I've visited (lived in Vegas before I started riding). The loop is a great ride, and both times I went on a Saturday morning. There were others out riding it, but that said, it's very low traffic on the trail. That and the Red Rock Loop are great. Good luck!



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