Red Rock Canyon: A moderate five-mile hike to a saddle that overlooks Mount Charleston and Griffith Park will take place Monday. On Sept. 21, there will be a moderate three-mile hike to Mary Jane Falls with a 1,040-foot elevation gain, and a moderate-to-strenuous six-mile round trip to Rainbow Spring featuring an overlook of Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Valley and Lake Mead (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 at Mount Charleston. They meet at the third floor (left side) of the east parking garage of Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, for an 8:30 a.m. departure (228-0773).


Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. Meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). A 6:15 a.m. moderate to fast 15- to 20-mile road ride on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m., and a 30- to 50-plus-mile grade ride on Saturday at 7 a.m. Meet behind Starbucks on West Charleston Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Friday at 6:15 a.m., meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). Bring plenty of water for all rides.

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).

Desert Honda Riders: The Desert Honda Riders of Las Vegas will have an overnight ride to Cottonwood Cove, Ariz., on Saturday, about 310 miles. Meet at 8 a.m. at Carter Power Sports, 6725 S. Decatur Blvd. For more information go to http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/deserthondariderslasvegasnv.


Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center: "Tort Talks," a program about Nevada’s state reptile, the desert tortoise, will be featured Tuesday, ongoing from 9 to 11 a.m. On Friday, take a close look at the flora, fauna or geology of Red Rock and the surrounding Mojave Desert, ongoing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday’s events will include an easy one-mile hike for children ages 7-12 to learn about the predator vs. prey relationships found in Red Rock.

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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