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It’s spring time in Las Vegas, all! That small sliver of time before the blazing temps of summer set in is perfect for ditching four wheels for two. Las Vegas has many parks and recreation areas that are great for putting the pedal to the metal with the whole fam.
Don’t have a bike? Not a problem! You can rent everything from electric city bikes by the hour to more serious mountain bike by the day or week.
Get your helmet hair ready, let’s blaze some trails!
The River Mountains Loop Trail is a 35-mile paved trail that offers scenic views of the mountains and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. To better accommodate outdoor enthusiasts, there is paved and concrete segments 12 feet in width, for hikers and road cyclists, and in certain segments a second trail for equestrian use. With multiple access points, trailheads are located in Boulder City, Henderson, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park is a popular destination for mountain bikers conveniently located only 23 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. The park offers 36 miles of trail — including several challenging trails and features jumps, drops, and technical features for advanced riders.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers several trails for cyclists, including the 12.6-mile Lakeshore Road Trail, which offers stunning views of Lake Mead. There are also several other trails available in the area, including the 8.2-mile Historic Railroad Trail.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park offers several hiking and biking trails that wind through the beautiful desert landscape. The trails offer stunning views of the mountains and the Las Vegas Valley. The park offers charming picnic areas with featuring shade, barbecues, and tables. Admission to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is $10.00 per vehicle and $2.00 per bike-in visitor.
RTC Bike Share is a bike rental program that provides bikes at various locations throughout the city — 21 stations with over 200 bikes. You can purchase a pass for a day, month, or year, and pick up a bike from any of the stations located around the city. The bikes are equipped with a GPS system and a mechanism that allows you to lock and unlock the bike as many times as you need during your rental period. The daily rental rate is $5, while monthly and annual passes are also available for $15 and $125 respectively. There is an additional $4 fee per 60 minutes after the first 60 minutes of your rental (for monthly and annual plans).
Las Vegas Cyclery is a bike rental shop that offers a variety of rental options, including road bikes, mountain bikes, and electric bikes. They also provide helmets, locks, and repair kits with each rental. The rental rates start from $40 and go up to $125 for a full day, depending on the bike. A security deposit is also required.
Bike Blast Las Vegas is the only bike rental shop on the Las Vegas Strip – offering road and mountain bikes. If you are visiting, they offer free delivery to your hotel 7 days a week. You can rent the same day or for an extended duration. Included with your rental is a seat bag with tube, tire lever, and a pump! Rental rates start from $59.