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    Winter vacation for MTB in Vegas?

    This March my wife and I are looking to take a week trip to someplace in the US, where we can mountain bike, and where it will be at least a bit warmer.

    Vegas is a consideration as travel cost and hotel rates seem relatively low, and we expect it'll be warmer there than most other places in the US.

    She will rent a bike there and I plan to ship mine if I can find a bike store in Vegas to accommodate.


    We won't be doing much of the typical Vegas scene, but rather spend most of our time out in the desert and hills biking and hiking. I'm a very far north east person who lives with constant wet, ice, and snow and think this sort of trip would be nice.

    It looks like there would be enough biking to make it worth out while.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Good call. I moved here soley for the riding, which was also a good call. You should consider staying at the Red Rock casino, as it is nice place and close to two trail networks, Cottonwood and Cowboy trails. Chris at the Bike Outpost in Blue Diamond is a good man and I think he would help you out on the bike.
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    Thanks.

    Advice on where we should stay, so that we are close to trails, bike shops, and/or shuttles is good.

    We don't need to stay at a fancy place, not that my wife would complain if we had to.

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    do a re-read

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    Miker J - Stay at Element Hotel on 215-town center its connected to a brand new state of the art bike shop called Lasvegascyclery.com. (the President stays here when he comes to town). its close to redrock, cowboys, bears best, and cottonwood trails. You can have your bike shipped to the shop and rent a bike for the Mrs. The Element/Las Vegas cyclery offers package discounts. Plus the Element has the best continental breakfast in town. And the shop offers free group rides on a daily basis from the shop (check the web site and calendar. Doesn't get any easier than this.
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    Yep. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Cool View Post
    do a re-read
    Yeah, I did see that in your post, and I meant that was good advice and more advice just like that is what I'm after.

    Thanks again.

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    Red Rock casino can be very pricy, especially if you're staying through a weekend. While I do agree that there is great trails on the west side of town (my fav being Cowboy which don't really see a ton of use) I would elect to stay close to boulder city. There are plenty of casinos and hotels in Henderson to stay at, just check rates and distance to the trails. You could even stay at Railroad Pass casino (little seedy but who cares) and literally bike a few hundred feet to trails that connect into Bootleg Canyon. If you brought 160 travel bikes you could run some of the downhill in Bootleg too! Depends what you're into, but bootleg are my favorite trails in the area. Just my $.2..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv View Post
    Miker J - Stay at Element Hotel on 215-town center its connected to a brand new state of the art bike shop called Lasvegascyclery.com. (the President stays here when he comes to town). its close to redrock, cowboys, bears best, and cottonwood trails. You can have your bike shipped to the shop and rent a bike for the Mrs. The Element/Las Vegas cyclery offers package discounts. Plus the Element has the best continental breakfast in town. And the shop offers free group rides on a daily basis from the shop (check the web site and calendar. Doesn't get any easier than this.

    Hey Rob,
    The Element looks like a sweet place to stay. How is it connected to LV Cyclery? Like literally "connected" or they have some kind of special deals if you rent from LV Cyclery or are doing one of their tours or something?

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    KRob, LVCyclery just moved into their new shop at 215&Town Center which is literally connected to the element hotel and are about a mile from the Bears Best TH
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    Thanks for the info. Made it out. 3 days riding outside of Vegas, then 3 days down in Sedona.

    Stayed at the Element Hotel. Guys at the LV bike shop (off hotel parking lot) were really great and helpful.

    Plan on going back next winter.

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    Pretty much ended up following Rob's advice. Totally spot on with the all the details about the hotel, shop, and, trails.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Thanks for the info. Made it out. 3 days riding outside of Vegas, then 3 days down in Sedona.

    Stayed at the Element Hotel. Guys at the LV bike shop (off hotel parking lot) were really great and helpful.

    Plan on going back next winter.
    Glad it worked out for you guys.
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    Your advice worked out so well, we had a blast, and are returning this winter again for our spring break. A good medical conference is going on in Vegas in March so work gets to pay air fare.

    We'll stay at the Element again. Kind of perfect to have a bike shop in the same parking lot and ride trails from the hotel. The trail were good and coming from sub-zero wetaher and feet of snow, any dry, warm, sunny, single track is great. I was able to ship my bike out of the shop and they were great to deal with and rented a decent bike to my wife.

    Thanks again for all the great advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Your advice worked out so well, we had a blast, and are returning this winter again for our spring break. A good medical conference is going on in Vegas in March so work gets to pay air fare.

    We'll stay at the Element again. Kind of perfect to have a bike shop in the same parking lot and ride trails from the hotel. The trail were good and coming from sub-zero wetaher and feet of snow, any dry, warm, sunny, single track is great. I was able to ship my bike out of the shop and they were great to deal with and rented a decent bike to my wife.

    Thanks again for all the great advice.
    Post up when y'all come back out. I live about 1.5 miles from the trail head at BBT and ride out there all the time. Great trail system
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    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Great trail system
    I just started riding Bears Best a couple months ago and I can't get enough of this trail network. Just enough of everything and wooden bridges to boot.
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