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ALC 2016 Las Vegas unofficial kickoff ride (10/17/2015)

Date: Saturday, October 17
Meet time: 9:00 a.m.
Ride-out time: 9:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Fiesta Henderson, 777 West Lake Mead Parkway (map)
City: Henderson, Nevada
Rain policy: Rain cancels; make-up date is Oct. 18
Pace: All paces welcome
Terrain: 2 - rolling hills
Miles: 25

The ALC 2016 training season is underway across California, so it's time to have a kickoff ride in the Las Vegas Valley as well! Just like the official rides, this route is about 25 miles with not a lot of climbing. And all paces are welcome; we'll make sure nobody gets left behind on this route that combines paved paths with on-road riding. You don't have to be registered for ALC 2016 to ride ... although we might try to persuade you if you're not.

From our starting point near the 215/515 junction, we'll ride the Union Pacific Railroad Trail very gently upward to the end of the paved section, and then we'll cut over to the River Mountains Trail for the long, gradual descent back into the valley, with a toilet and water stop along the way. We'll continue our descent into the Lake Las Vegas area (with a couple of short hills on the trail, but it's OK to walk them), and we'll take another brief water and toilet stop at Terrazza Park before heading back on the new section of Galleria Drive before our last little gentle climb of about 200 feet back to the Fiesta.

Ride With GPS reports about 1,170 feet of climbing for this ride. Toilets, water, and a Starbucks (of course) are available inside the Fiesta. Park and meet in the rear parking lot partway up the hill on Fiesta Henderson Blvd., near the train tracks.

Join us and find out how our rides are different! We obey traffic laws and stop signs, we ride single-file, we don't paceline, we never-ever-EVER pass others on the right, we help one another, and we make sure everyone has a GREAT ride. Everyone gets a detailed route sheet, and you're free to ride at your own pace or with others, whatever you wish.

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