July 28, 2009 – This is a segment from this morning LV. Sun “Six Questions for Scott Nowicki ( Teacher in UNLV’s Department of Geosciences)” by Alexandra Berzon
Q. #5 What are the best places for biking in Las Vegas?
Red Mountain loop at Blue Diamond Highway. Itâ€™s spectacular. Youâ€™re riding on relatively quiet road and the geology is just there in front of you, all splayed out. On the other side of the valley is River Mountains Loop (Trail). Itâ€™s a paved road within this almost natural environment with huge vistas, great landscapes, and itâ€™s safe. No cars. Those are too world-class road-riding situations, in addition to the areaâ€™s world-class mountain biking.
Safe biking will only get better in a few weeks when the Henderson to Boulder City segment is completed. The trail will be high above US 93/95 going through Railroad Pass providing panoramic views and safe travel.