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Saturday, November 19: Three Sisters and Wetlands Park, 36 miles

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Clark County Wetlands Park (11/21/2015)

Date: Saturday, November 21
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 Nov. 22
Pace: 2 - medium pace
Terrain: 2 - rolling hills
Miles: 36

More than half of today's ride is on paved trails that are part of the excellent cycling infrastructure in the southeast valley. When you think of "paved trail," you might think of flat and easy, but that's not always the case around here!

We start with a few miles of very gentle climbing on the Union Pacific Railroad Trail, which gains about 400 feet of elevation on its way to the edge of Henderson. Then we'll make a quick connection under 515/95/93 to join the River Mountains Trail, and we'll conquer the first three of the Seven Sisters, a series of short but moderately steep hills. After a short ride on Lake Mead Parkway to visit our first rest stop, we'll head into the Lake Las Vegas area, where we'll pick up the Wetlands Park trail, 6 miles of rollercoaster-type hills up and down and around the desert. Then it's back into civilization for our second rest stop, and a bit of riding on Boulder Highway and Gibson Road before we again pick up the Union Pacific trail for our last mile back to the Fiesta.

Ride With GPS reports about 1,400 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.

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