OUT THERE


HIKES

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Monday at the Rock: A moderate four-mile hike in Ash Meadows (515-5367).

Red Rock Canyon, South Fork Pine Creek: A very strenuous five-mile hike Wednesday with a full day of scrambling (515-5367).

Red Rock Canyon, Flower Power: An easy to moderate three-mile hike Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (515-5367).

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Evening Stroll: An easy two-mile hike at dusk. Contact the Alan Bible Visitor Center at 293-8990.

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people, 50 years and over, interested in hiking and related social activities will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Casino, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, South Parking Garage, on the left of Level Three, for a moderate three-hour hike at Mount Charleston. (642-2285).

Red Rock Canyon, First Creek: Saturday, an easy three to four-mile hike. (515-5367).

Red Rock Audubon Society: Meet at the Henderson Bird Preserve Visitors Center Saturday at 7 a.m. for a birding field trip. All ages are welcome (444-4767).

Cathedral Gorge State Park: A moonlight hike Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Visit cathedralgorge_vc@lcturbonet.com or call (775) 728-4460.

Red Rock Canyon, Arnight Trail: A moderate three-mile hike along the base of the escarpment from Oak Creek to Pine Creek on April 29. Carpooling required (515-5367).

Red Rock Canyon, Red Cap: A strenuous three-mile hike in the Calico Hills April 29 (515-5367).

BIKES

Bagel Ride: Leave from Aspen Creek Cycling, 1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Wednesday at 7 a.m., for a 22-mile ride. For more information, call Mike Hair at 460-4630 or visit www.greenvalleycyclists.org.

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: A 6:15 a.m. moderate to fast 15-20 mile, leader in front/leader sweeps, road ride is scheduled for Wednesday through Desert Shores, Sun City and Summerlin. Meet at the NuVision Cyclery on West Lake Mead Boulevard between Rampart Boulevard and Scholar Lane (228-1333). There will be a 30-plus mile, moderate and hilly, ride on Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., and a 30 to 50-plus mile long grade ride on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Meet behind Starbucks on West Charleston Boulevard and Town Center Drive. (873-6256). A very easy 30-mile ride at 7:30 a.m. April 29 with a stop for breakfast. Meet at the Rainbow Family Park at Oakey Boulevard, west of Rainbow Boulevard, (873-8979). Also, an easy ride of 25 to 35 miles of flat land on April 29 at 8 a.m. Meet at Einstein Brothers Bagels, 8400 Cheyenne Ave., or call 407-3077.

Green Valley Cyclists: Meet at 7 a.m. Saturday and April 29 in the Brooklyn Bagel parking lot, near the corner of Green Valley Parkway and Pebble Road in Henderson. For more information, visit www.greenvalley cyclists.org or call 501-9771.

Cactus Hugger Cycling Festival: Friday through April 29 in St. George, Utah. Registration for 42- and 65-mile distances and information at www.cactushugger.org.

Red Rock Canyon, Mountain Bike Madness: No experience necessary for this six-mile single track introductory ride April 29 (515-5367).

SoCal Bike Rides: Register for either the 68-mile metric or 100-mile century ride, from Acton, Calif. to the California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, Calif., on May 6. For more information, e-mail m.j.grove@att.net. or visit www.bicyclejohns.com/ridespoppies.htm to register.

Nevada Ultramarathon Bicycling Society: Register for the bicycle survivor nonfitness competition on May 20. Events include a coasting race, changing a flat tire, guessing the air pressure in a tire, etc. For more information, contact nubscycling@earthlink.net, or call Scott Dakus at 497-8565.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Archaeological Institute of America: A lecture by Shelley Wachsmann titled "Some Went Down to the Sea in Ships (Psalms 107:23): Mediterranean Seafaring in the Bronze Age (3000-1200 B.C.)" will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the UNLV campus. Contact Alan Simmons, 895-3912.

Red Rock Canyon, Cleanup: Thursday, help keep the canyon clean by joining the clean-up crew (515-5367).

On the Water Boat Show: Thursday through April 29 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor. A variety of boats on display and available for test rides, boating information information available and a chance to enter to win a 2007 Bayliner 175 foot runabout. Call 293-1191 or www.boatinglakemead.com.

Get Outdoors Nevada: Register now to volunteer for Earth Day-Habitat Restoration on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Work site is on a steep slope, decompacting the soil in preparation of revegetation. Also, more than 150 volunteers are needed Saturday at 7:30 a.m., to participate in several conservation/restoration projects at Red Rock Canyon. Advance registration is encouraged and volunteers under age 18 must provide a signed parental consent form. Visit: www.getoutdoorsnevada.org or call 895-5734. Bring gloves, hat, and wear sturdy shoes or boots.

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area: Children 6 and older are welcome, with a responsible adult, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for a two hour Paiute Ethno Botany (Cultural Use of Plants) program. Advanced sign up is required. Contact the Clark County Museum at 455-7955 to register.

Las Vegas Astronomical Society: Will tour the Naval Observatory Saturday. Visit: www.lvastronomy.com, or call 561-7469.

Fishing Clinics: The Nevada Department of Wildlife is accepting registrations for the following classes: The 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Beginners Fly Tying class at the NDOW office, 4747 W. Vegas Drive; and the 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at Floyd Lamb State Park, 9200 Tule Springs Road (486-5127, Ext. 3503).

Lake Mead, Junior Ranger Day: Learn how to earn a junior ranger badge and certificate Saturday. Special activities and a scavenger hunt. Contact the Alan Bible Visitor Center at 293-8990.

Hunter Education Class: The Nevada Department of Wildlife is accepting applications for the 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. May 5 class at the NDOW offices, 4747 W. Vegas Drive (486-5127, Ext. 3501).

Get Outdoors Nevada: Register Friday to volunteer for National Trails Day, June 2, at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. For more information, visit www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.

 

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