Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
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Aw, what a pity - the long route goes RIGHT BY red rock and doesn't go in. I was just in vegas in March and did a little riding (through red rock and out by blue diamond)... speeding motorcycle missed me by about a half inch I think and if he wasn't going over 100, he wasn't trying hard enough. That was out on 159. Aside from that the shoulders were wide and the roads were smooth, at least outside the city.
Riding down the strip at any time of day or night would make me nervous though. Stick with a big group for that part.
They also just completed a new bridge at the Hoover Dam within the last two years... the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and that thing is a nice piece of art. There's a sidewalk that goes the length of the bridge so you can walk out on it and enjoy the view and the 60 mile per hour breezes.
If while you're out there you decide you want to visit Hoover Dam (edit: not during the ride obviously), it would be well worth going to the website ahead of time and booking a tour. http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
The more expensive tour sells out, so if you wait till you get there you'll be stuck (like I was) with the rather brief tour.
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