The route this week will be up west side to Kyle Cyn and out 95 to Paiute.
The ride is typically around 30-40 miles, round trip, beginning and ending at the Einstein Bagel Shop on W. Cheyenne near Durango. We hang out after the ride for coffee and a bite to eat with our free bagel day on the 3rd Sunday of the month for members only.
There is also a more social group ride which is a slower pace and great for beginners.
Please also see our Facebook page for updates and special announcements.
We change the start time from 7 AM to 8 AM in October and 8AM to 9AM in December .
Tropical Loop - LIGHTS REQUIRED
the 24 mile long route climbs up to FT Apache north to Severance then Skye Canyon , down Ft apache/Racel thru Silverstone, the Horse Loop Elkhorn to Aviary and back. The mid and shorter options go north on Tenaya to cut-out the climb , the mid-loop loops thru Silverstone the shortest option by-passes the "Stone" with less than 300 feet of cimbing .
Rolling pace on the long route is 15 to 18 mph
Long route - https://www.strava.com/routes/17750730 600 feet vertical gain
Mid-route - 18 miles https://www.strava.com/routes/17744762 239 feet vertical gain
Short route - 15 miles https://www.strava.com/routes/17746691 193 feet vertical gain
You may be on your own on the mid and short loops - but the long route riders will catch up if you ride a casual 10-12 mph pace.
Lights are required front and rear - reflectors make you more visible - the route has a few stretches that dont have street lighting - so bring enough front lighting to monitor the road surface.
Ride the Frontage road from the RTC Transportation Center on Grand Montecito to Kyle Canyon and climb for one hour Max - at the end of an hour or at the 4000' elevation sign we carefully U-turn when its clear and coast back down the hill and back to the start. Even with early sunset there should be enough light to safely negotiate the downhill.
All paces welcome - you turn around when you are Ready!
The simple route is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17000640
This ride is an excellent stress reliever and will stretch in mileage as the days get longer .
Rain Cancels - so we can be safe!
The most popular Wednesday ride in the Vegas Valley rides a different route each week that is announced at the first of the week.
Wind and weather may require a route change from time to time but each week is an adventure.
Hosted by Paul Harrington and other LVVBC members when needed, this one is not to be missed.
9AM start time is popular among our participants.