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HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a moderate-strenuous, four-six mile hike at Mount Charleston along the South Loop trail. An easy-moderate, 2.9-mile hike to Lost Creek and Willow Spring will take place Thursday. On Saturday, join a moderate, 1.25-mile hike. A moderate four-mile hike to Fletcher Canyon will take place July 6. Follow the spring watching for plant life and stop at Barrier Rock before heading back (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).

BIKES

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 Blvd., 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).

Red Rock Canyon: No experience is necessary for this six-mile introductory mountain bike ride on July 6, starting from the late night parking lot. Helmets are required. Ages 10 and over (515-5367).

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: Friday’s events will include a discussion on the history of Red Rock, twice an hour from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the visitor center; and an interactive program for children 5-12 years old about the impact of wildfires in the Mojave Desert. Also on Friday, an interactive program on recycling for 2-6 year-olds will take place at the visitor center. Children will learn simple ways to save our planet with hands-on activities. On Saturday, there will be an overview of a number of the plant, animal and scenic highlights and fun-to-do things at Red Rock, 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (515-5367).

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

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