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City of Henderson Cycling Updates: RMLT Closure and Volunteers Needed

May 14th, 2015

A couple updates from our friends at the City of Henderson:

  • A segment of the RMLT will be closed on May 18 – 19 (Monday and Tuesday) due to construction activity near Railroad Pass. Please see map for the location.

    RMLT Trail Closure May 18-19 2015

  • Henderson will be conducting bike counts throughout the City roadway and trail system to better understand which facilities riders are using. This will also help us in our pursuit of Silver Certification as a Bicycle Friendly Community with the League of American Bicyclists.  A few more volunteers are needed on May 28th.  Please contact Scott Jarvis at scott.jarvis@cityofhenderson.com for more details.  A detailed map of the count locations can be found at www.bikehenderson.org
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Nevada Ranks 31st for Bicycle Friendly State

May 13th, 2015

League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly State Ranking

Nevada fell one spot from 2014’s ranking to #31 this year according to the League of American Bicyclists’ 2015 Bicycle Friendly States Ranking Report. Not sure why we dropped one spot as we’ve increased laws to protect cyclists and the newly formed Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition is now active, but the report card did give us some feedback and suggestions that may help Nevada increase its ranking as time goes by.  It will be interesting to see how our state will rank as the years progress and if we can break into the top 20!  Wouldn’t that be great!?

Keep riding those bikes and bringing more people to our love of 2 wheels.  The more people that ride the better it will be to get new bike infrastructure and funding to our state.

View Nevada State’s Bicycle Friendly Report here.

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Park to Park Pedal 2015 is Now Open for Registration!

May 7th, 2015

For all you roadies who love riding in the annual Park to Park Pedal ride in October.  Rejoice!  They’ve just launched their new event website and you can now register.

For anyone who has been a member of BikingLasVegas for some time now, you know how much I love this event.  The organizers are the friendliest and the ride is one of the best routes with the most scenic landscape.  PLEASE… do yourself a favor and register for this event.  It’s well worth it and you will enjoy the challenge!

Park to Park Pedal Extreme in Lincoln County, NV

The Park to Park Pedal-Extreme Nevada 100 Bicycle Tour includes three routes for riders of all levels:

  • 100 Mile Extreme
  • 60 Mile Double Jack
  • 40 Mile Helix

Enjoy the miles of scenic beauty as you ride along Nevada’s first Scenic Byway, Highway 93. Peddle past the 1920’s mission-style depot in the railroad town of Caliente and through the historic mining town of Pioche. Tour through four of Nevada’s scenic State Parks: Kershaw-Ryan, Cathedral Gorge, Spring Valley and Echo Canyon. Take in the breathtaking view of Meadow Valley as you coast down the hill from Pioche on your way back to Kershaw-Ryan for a mouthwatering Dutch oven feast.

DATE:  OCTOBER 10th, 2015

REGISTRATION COST IS $70 from now until the end of August 2015.
Price goes up to $80 after September 1st, 2015.

Registration includes the fully supported ride, pre-ride breakfast, post-ride Dutch Oven dinner, T-shirt.  Ride benefits the Lincoln County Nevada State Parks.

For more information and to register for one of the BEST CENTURY RIDES in Nevada… visit the event website at:  http://parktoparkpedal.com

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