Viva Bike Vegas 2010

Viva Bike Vegas turned out to be the largest cycling event in Nevada this year with close to 2000 participants. The event offered riders a 25, 50 or 115 mile fully supported ride. 115 mile riders had the opportunity to be the first people to cross the new Hover Dam bypass bridge that was recently completed.



The weather was perfect, no wind, sunny and not too hot, starting out at 6:30am even seemed a little chilly. The route started downtown at the RTC building, of course we were sent off by Elvis singing "Viva Las Vegas / Viva Bike Vegas" and Senator Ensign gave a short pro-cycling, campaign-boosting speech. The scenery was beautiful and made the eventual pain and soreness well worth it.

The Dam Bypass Bridge


Staging area 6:00am

Elvis with the send off

Crossing the Dam Bypass bridge





 


The Finish Line





Riders got a free lunch from Outback Steakhouse and a concert
Not bad for my first century ride.

1 comment:

Kiera said...

looks fun...i've seen posters for that here as well as in Utah! I bet there were people from all over!