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Just Back From Las Vegas
I just recently returned from Las Vegas, and rented a bike there from Las Vegas Cycelry, on W. Charleston. They rent Cannondale CAAD9's, and have a pretty good selection of sizes. They provide a flat kit, and SPD pedals if you have shoes with SPD cleats. Otherwise, you need to take your own pedals. The bikes have 2 bottle cages. They can also provide a helmet, but I took my own.
From their shop it is about 10 miles to the entrance of the Red Rock Canyon Scenic loop. It is a pretty steady 2% grade for an elevation increase of about 1100 ft in the 10 miles. The Scenic loop is about 13 miles, the first 5 miles is a pretty steady 6 to 7% uphill grade, for another 1200 ft or so climb. From that point, it is a pretty steady 1 to 2% downhill back into Vegas. I rented the bike for 24 hours, and took it back to the hotel over night. I rode on the strip to get back to the hotel, and walked the bike through the Casino up to the room That ride ended up being about 50 miles.
If you did the ride to Red Rock, the scenic loop and back to Las Vegas Cyclery, it would probably be about 35 to 40 miles.
There are other shops, but I was happy with Las Vegas Cyclery.