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Old 10-03-07, 02:38 PM   #1
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Mountain biking Las Vegas?

Anyone know if there's deceint trails around vegas? Possibly point me in the direction of a good bikeshop to rent at and/or local guided tours?
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I rode Cottonwood valley back in August. I found a tour from Las Vegas Cyclery, where I rented a bike and went with a guide.

http://www.lasvegascyclery.com/tours..._day_tours.htm
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I rode Cottonwood valley back in August. I found a tour from Las Vegas Cyclery, where I rented a bike and went with a guide.

http://www.lasvegascyclery.com/tours..._day_tours.htm
I looked at their website. Im thinking il use them. How was that trail? It says its advanced. How technical and steep? I might have some real novices with me, theyre young and in shape but I dont want to have to helicopter them out.
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i havent ridden bootleg canyon but ive heard theres a lot of good riding there.. cottonwood is awesome and shouldnt be a problem for young in-shape beginners, moderately technical and not steep at all, lots of mild elevation changes

im going there tomorrow actually
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just bring enough water. last time i was there it was like 104F!
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I looked at their website. Im thinking il use them. How was that trail? It says its advanced. How technical and steep? I might have some real novices with me, theyre young and in shape but I dont want to have to helicopter them out.
It was a nice ride but I didnt think it was advanced. Not very technical and not very steep, the climb was pretty gradual. It was a good ride back down though. The novices should be fine with the ride if they are in shape.

Here are some pics of the ride to give you an idea.








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It was a nice ride but I didnt think it was advanced. Not very technical and not very steep, the climb was pretty gradual. It was a good ride back down though. The novices should be fine with the ride if they are in shape.

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Thx for the pics and info. So it's not a slickrock of las vegas, but it looks like a good ride.
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Nice pics. I live not far from there and will be checking that area out as soon as the bike I ordered is delivered
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