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Weekend event will promote safe cycling and awareness of new law

Weekend event will promote safe cycling and awareness of new law

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 8, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An event this weekend will promote safe cycling and awareness of the new three-foot law.

The 3-Foot Passing Bill was signed into law and took effect on Oct. 1, 2011. The law requires that all motorists give bicyclists and electric bicyclists three feet when passing.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has partnered with Las Vegas Cyclery, GB Henderson Education and Public Pedal to sponsor the 3-Foot Law Awareness Ride on May 12.

There will actually be three rides for cyclists of all skill levels, including children and families. Following the rides, there will be a Safe Bike Fest from 10 a.m. to noon featuring a bike rodeo, gold springs and informational booths.

All rides are free and will depart from the RTC Administration Building at 600 S. Grand Central Parkway and end at the Safe Bike Fest at the RTC Bike Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave.

The routes for the three rides are:

1. The GB Henderson Education 5-mile BEGINNER ride (for beginners, children and families) – cyclists will pedal their way from the RTC at 8:15 a.m., to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve to participate in a free interactive experience and a special viewing of “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future.”
2. 15-mile INTERMEDIATE ride – for more serious cyclists, this ride that will leave the RTC at 8 a.m. and head to the RTC’s Westcliff Transit Center and Park & Ride on Durango Drive.
3. 30-mile ADVANCED ride – for experienced cyclists, the 30-mile ride will leave the RTC at 7:30 a.m. and head to Desert Foothills Drive in Summerlin.

Cyclists interested in participating should RSVP to or call 702-676-1915.

Joyce Lupiani

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