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Old 05-09-08, 03:32 PM   #1
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Route to Vegas

Ok, I'll give this a shot. Does anybody know of a good biking route from L.A. to Las Vegas? The only thing I have been able to find is a route up U.S. 395 to Bishop down through Death Valley to Pahrump,NV and onto Vegas. Anybody have anything different.



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Planning on doing this ride before, sayyyyy, October?
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L.A to Las vegas

No specific date set. I'm just looking for the most viable route.


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Where in LA are you starting from?
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Ok, I'll give this a shot. Does anybody know of a good biking route from L.A. to Las Vegas? The only thing I have been able to find is a route up U.S. 395 to Bishop down through Death Valley to Pahrump,NV and onto Vegas. Anybody have anything different.



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that would be pretty cool actually....granted you dont have to go all the way to bishop. could turn in at lone pine......curious to see what routes people post.....
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Starting from the San Fernando Valley.
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This is what I cooked up several months ago when a riding buddy on another forum proposed a ride from LV to Fontucky.

Looking at Yahoo Maps and based on my knowledge of the area this is my proposed route:
Highway 95 South (near Boulder City)
Highway 164 to Ivanpah Rd through Mojave National Preserve past the 40 to National Trails Highway. NTH to Amboy Rd. Amboy Rd. takes you to 29 Palms. Highway 62 goes through 29 Palms to the 10. Jog over to Indian Ave to Highway 111. 111 to tamarack Rd. It gets a little unclear here but some how you need to get to the Cabazon area. Then to Beaumont to San Timoteo Canyon Rd., which ends near Redlands and Loma Linda. From there there are tons of ways to get back to Fontucky.
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Mojave Preserve Roads

"Looking at Yahoo Maps and based on my knowledge of the area this is my proposed route:
Highway 95 South (near Boulder City)
Highway 164 to Ivanpah Rd through Mojave National Preserve past the 40 to National Trails Highway. NTH to Amboy Rd. Amboy Rd. takes you to 29 Palms. Highway 62 goes through 29 Palms to the 10. Jog over to Indian Ave to Highway 111. 111 to tamarack Rd. It gets a little unclear here but some how you need to get to the Cabazon area. Then to Beaumont to San Timoteo Canyon Rd., which ends near Redlands and Loma Linda. From there there are tons of ways to get back to Fontucky."

Some of that is in my backyard as it were. 95 south out of Boulder is excellent with wide shoulders. 164 going west is ok with no shoulders, and gets worse out of Nipton. Preserve roads can be a bit harsh, and of course without much water. Nipton general store open regular business hours. Cima general store open 10:30 - 4:00. (Monday - Saturday) Kelso Depot Info Center should have water. Amoby ????
Just what I know of that part to help you out. I am used to the heat, (live in the Colorado River Valley) and I stay out of that part of the world from early June until Labor Day. The risk of anything going wrong without shade and water are not worth it
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MTBmaven & bhc:

Thanks for the input. I'll see if I can come up with a route with the information you have given.
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I rode Vegas to LA a while ago and have driven the distance several times since and the route I took is still open. Providing you do not mind riding on the Interstate shoulder. I posted the route on Bikely.com . From the LA direction Take Route 66 or any way you want to the base of Cajon Pass, up the Pass on the I-15 shoulder, Just past the top exit and take the frontage road down through Hesperia to the old highway. Heading West then North then East the old road takes you to Barstow. Get to the north side of town and follow the I-15 frontage road until the signs on the ramps stop saying No Bikes. (Have lots of water in any season) Exit I-15 as you get to Baker and check out the Mad Greek's. Get back on I-15 in Baker. After you cross into Nevada exit at Jean and take the east side frontage road on into Vegas.
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