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HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: A moderate six-mile hike will take place Monday along the White Rock Loop trail. This hike offers exercise, great views and plentiful plants. On Tuesday, there is a strenuous five-mile hike from the north side of Gateway Peak to the west side, ending up at the Calico Trail. Also on Tuesday is a very strenuous four-mile hike to Windy Peak from Cottonwood Valley, a 2,000-foot gain. An easy 1/2-mile hike at the Red Spring boardwalk will take place Wednesday. Friday’s events will include a moderate 2.5-mile hike in Pine Creek. On Saturday, join a moderate four-mile hike from the Pine Creek parking lot to Ice Box Canyon. March 22 will feature a strenuous four-mile scrambling adventure at Sandstone Quarry up to Red Cap and over to Calico Tanks (515-5367).

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people over 50, interested in hiking and related social activities, plans a three- to four-hour moderate hike each Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. To learn more about the group and the meeting place for the hike, contact 228-0773, or the club’s Web site: www. aroundthebendfriends.com

BIKES

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: Wednesday, midweek road ride at 9 a.m. through March. Meet behind Starbucks, 10250 W. Charleston Blvd. Ride assembly point in the parking lot behind Town and Country Bank. Ride of 30 to 40-plus miles depending on the route option chosen. Saturday, weekly show and go at 9 a.m. through March. Meet behind Starbucks, 10250 W. Charleston Blvd. and Town Center. Ride assembly point in the parking lot behind Town and Country Bank. Ride of 30 to 50-plus miles depending on the route option chosen. Sunday, flatlanders special, at 9 a.m. through March. Meet behind Einstein Brothers Bagels, 8400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Ride assembly point in the parking lot behind Einstein’s. This easy Sunday recovery ride has 25 miles of flat land terrain. There is also an extended ride option of 47-plus miles for those wanting something a bit longer. Tandems and recumbents are welcome. For information, call 873-6256. E-mail contacts are NAVIGATRnv@aol.com, lvrodeoman1@aol.com, or blandaitem@cox.net.

The Desert Riders Club of Nevada: The Las Vegas Desert Riders Club of Nevada, a local chapter of the Honda Rider’s Club of America, meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Carter Power Sports, 6725 S. Decatur Blvd. All motorcycles are welcome (795-2000).

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center: "Bats in our Belfry," a program about the mammal man has tried to emulate, will be presented Tuesday, twice an hour from 1 to 4 p.m. An interactive program about ladybugs will be offered on Friday. Children ages 2-6 will complete a hands-on activity and a craft. The Las Vegas Astronomical Society will present a special presentation from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Member telescopes will be available to view objects in the night sky. The gate will close at 6:30 p.m. Also on Saturday is a program about Native American culture. The entire family can participate in simple crafts and games, ongoing from 10 a.m. to noon. On March 22, children 6-10 years old can explore the diverse collection of wildlife at Red Rock Canyon, participate in a game and complete a wildlife craft (515-5367).

Archaeo-Nevada Society along with the Bureau of Land Management invites volunteers to help with Red Rock Conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.

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