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Introduction 2 Nevada State Map 4 Photo Page 6 Bike Events Northern Rides 8 Northern Rides Map Angel Lake 9 Jiggs Lamoille Canyon Secret Pass Western Rides 10 Western Rides Map 11 East Shore of Lake Tahoe and Genoa Loop 12 Carson Valley, Farmland Loop 14 Paradise Valley Central Rides 16 Central Rides Map Highway 50 & Carroll Summit 17 Battle Mountain to Tonopah Eastern Ride 19 Eastern Ride Map Lincoln County Tonopah Ride 20 Tonopah to Las Vegas Ride Map Tonopah to Las Vegas Southern Rides 22 Sothern Rides Map Las Vegas Strip 24 Red Rock Canyon Valley Of Fire State Park Mount Charleston 25 Pahrump/Amargosa Valley Loop 26 Goodsprings & Primm Las Vegas to Hoover Dam Las Vegas to Laughlin Produced by NEVADA MAGAZINE To advertise 775-687-0605 ahoppe@nevadamagazine.com nevadamagazine.com


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CALIFORNIA

446

Wadsworth

Nixon

Gerlach

80

To Sacramento

To Yosemite N.P.

95

Lovelock

Winnemucca

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722

290

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Austin R OAD E ST

376

377

Belmont

E I N AM

RICA

278

Carlin

Elko 228

229

50

Lamoille 227

Eureka

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225

Jarbidge

IDAHO Owyhee Mountain City

80

Round Mountain

305

Battle Mountain

789

Paradise Valley

McDermitt

To Boise

Orovada

Verdi Fallon Sparks Fernley Washoe 431 Virginia Valley City Silver Crystal Bay 50 Springs 341 28 Incline Dayton ALT 361 Village 95 95 89 Carson City Lake Tahoe Schurz Minden 844 Stateline Gardnerville Yerington Gabbs 50 Genoa Smith 395 To Sacramento Walker Valley Lake Wellington To Yosemite N.P. Luning Hawthorne Mina

Reno

445

Pyramid Lake

Empire

447

140

Denio

Ely

93

McGill

Baker

ALT

93

West Wendover

80

93

93

Lund

318

231

Wells

93

Jackpot

To Twin Falls

To Salt Lake City

UTAH

OREGON

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CA RN IA

Belmont

374

Amargosa Valley

ST

160 Pahrump

373

Rhyolite Beatty

Tonopah

95 267

376

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To Death Valley

To Scotty’s Castle

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Mina

Luning

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Rachel

157

161

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Logandale Overton

To Needles

Cal-Nev-Ari

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Laughlin

Searchlight Lake Mohave

Boulder City

Henderson

Lake Mead

95

147

North Las Vegas

To St. George

Mesquite To St. George

168 Moapa

93

322

Caliente

Pioche Panaca

93

Ash Springs 317 Alamo

Hiko

Jean Primm

159

Lund

318

Las Vegas

156

To Los Angeles

158

Indian Springs

Nevada. A land of extremes. Soaring mountains looming over ghost towns, valleys where wild horses roam free, and we haven’t even mentioned Las Vegas yet. All the excitement, adventure, and intrigue within our borders is yours for the taking. Our open roads are endless. Let’s ride!

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Walker Lake

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Northern Rides Western Rides Central Rides Eastern Ride Tonopah Ride Southern Rides

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Smith Valley Wellington

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To Sacramento

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Points of interest:

Yerington Inn

Yerington Theatre for the Arts-Cafe and Gift Shop, The Wilson Canyon Interpretive Hiking Trail, Pony Express at Buckland Station, Fort Churchill, The Lyon County Museum, Yosemite Park is less than 2 hours, Pine Grove Trails-Biking, ATV Walker River Trails-Biking, ATV Horseback riding trails off of highway 208, 3.5 miles of area to explore, Geo Caching, Mason Valley Fish Hatchery, Alpaca Mining Ranch-friendly to visit, Mason Valley Hunt Club, Vintage Charms, Mountain View Park

Casinos:

Pioneer Crossing, Dini's Lucky Club, Dotties

Restaurants:

Sherry's Stage Stop & Restaurant Chapala's Mexican Restaurant Country Sunflower Roundtable Pizza King's Diner El Superior Rosie's Place China Chef The Bakery Gallery-Fresh Baked Goods Sundance Coffee Shop/Specialty Drinks

We are Geo Caching friendly 8,700 Geo Caches in the Mason Valley area

Just a few more reasons to make us your overnight stay or destination package deals, discounts at area restaurants, gift shop and local casinos.

4 N Main St., Yerington, NV 89447 (775) 463-3144, www.yeringtoninn.com


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Bike EVENTS

MAY 2015

May 22-24 Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally, Winnemucca, runamucca.com May 31 2015 Pinocchio’s Ride for the Tatas, rideforthetatas.org

JUNE 2015

June 5-7 Reno Street Vibrations Spring Motorcycle Rally, roadshowsreno.com/sv_spring.php June 6 2nd Annual Ride for the Homeless Poker Run, Las Vegas, mchsn.org/events.html June 18-20 Reno Rendezvous, renorendezvous.org June 19-21 Elko Motorcycle Jamboree, elkomotorcyclejamboree.com

JULY 2015

July 30-August 1 Ride to Sturgis, sturgis75.wordpress.com

AUGUST 2015

August 7-9 Christian Motorcycle Association Rally, Winnemucca, cmanwr1.org/nv/ NEVADA RIDES GUIDE


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September 23-27 Reno Street Vibrations Fall Motorcycle Festival, roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php

German tour group on Highway 50, excited to ride the Loneliest Road in America with friends. Photo by: Felicia Morgan

September 27 Las Vegas Ride for Kids, curethekids.org/events/ride-for-kids

OCTOBER 2015

October 1 Las Vegas Bike Fest 2015, lasvegasbikefest.com October 5 Pawn Stars Poker Run, Las Vegas, epilepsy.com/pawn-stars-poker-run October 16-17 Vegas Wings Jackass Poker Run, Henderson, vegaswingsjackassrun.eventbrite.com

MAY 2016

May 15-17 Southwest Star-BQ, Las Vegas, southweststarbq.com May 16 7th Annual Diaper Run, Pahrump, diaperrun.info May 16, 10:00 AM Ride for Our Troops Charity Poker Run, Las Vegas, cyclefish.com/event/25784 May 17 Ramblin’ Riders Annual May Madness Charity Poker Run, Las Vegas, ramblinriders.yolasite.com/poker-run.php May 28-29 Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally, Winnemucca, runamucca.com NEVADAMAGAZINE.COM


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1 A NG E L L AK E Angel Lake Scenic Byway is located in the East Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, an impressive backdrop as you make your way toward Angel Lake via this steep and winding road with terrain changing as the altitude increases. The Ride (71 miles): From Elko, go east on Interstate 80, 47 miles to Wells. From Wells, take SR 231 southwest, 12 miles. Follow the same route back to Wells, 12 miles.

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2 JIGG S The small town of Jiggs is located along the Hastings Cutoff of the California National Historic Trail. Be sure to visit the only operating business in Jiggs, the local tavern. Hours are 3-8 p.m. daily, depending on the weather. The Ride (68 miles): From Elko, take SR 227 south to SR 228, seven miles. Turn right on SR 228 and continue for 27 miles to Jiggs. Follow the same route back to Elko, 34 miles.

3 LA M OI L L E C ANYON

Lamoille Canyon is the gateway to the lofty peaks of the Ruby Mountains, renowned as one of the most beautiful ranges in Nevada. The Ride (64 miles): From Elko to the end of Lamoille Canyon Road is 32 miles south on SR 227. Follow the same route back to Elko, 32 miles.

4 SEC RE T PAS S This pass separates “Nevada’s Alps”—the Ruby Mountains—from the East Humboldt Range. The Ride (78 miles): From Elko, follow Interstate 80, 18 miles east to Halleck at exit 321. Secret Pass is 21 miles south on SR 229. Follow the same route back to Elko, 39 miles.

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RIDES

Paradise Valley

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290

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Reno

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341

267 Village

Tahoe City

Crystal Bay

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Lake Tahoe

89 Emerald Bay

50 Zephyr Cove Stateline

580

50 Carson River

Genoa

95

395

207

Minden

206

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Gardnerville

Yerington

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339

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Topaz Lake

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Glenbrook

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Virginia City Washoe Lake State Silver Park City Dayton

Incline 431

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Sparks

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Mt. Rose

Kings Beach

Winnemucca

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11 5 EAS T S H ORE OF L A K E TA H O E A N D G E N O A L O OP Take a ride up to world-famous Lake Tahoe, the “Jewel of the Sierra.” Follow the east shore of the lake into Stateline and then head to one of the oldest towns in Nevada—Genoa and the biker-friendly Genoa Bar and Saloon, the oldest watering hole in the Silver State. The Ride (112 miles): Take Interstate 580 (formerly US 395) south out of Reno and veer right onto SR 431. Go 23 miles to Incline Village and see the multi million dollar homes that line the lakeshore. Turn left onto SR 28 which takes you along the east shore of the lake (becoming US 50) 24 miles into Stateline which is home to several large casino resorts. After touring the casino area, make a U-turn and head back down US 50, going east. Just past the casino corridor, turn right onto SR 207 (Kingsbury Grade). This is a 12-mile winding roller coaster ride down into Carson Valley. When you get to the bottom of the hill, turn left onto SR 206 and go six miles into the historic town of Genoa. To get back to Reno, take Genoa Lane (SR 206) east to US 395, turn left and follow it back through Carson City and into Reno (47 miles).

Gardnerville

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Topaz Lake

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6 CA RS ON VAL L E Y, FA R ML A N D L O O P This is a relaxing scenic route through Carson Valley, Smith Valley, and Eagle Valley rich with agriculture and ranch land. It’s pretty easy to see that cattle and calves are the leading agricultural industry and alfalfa hay is the leading cash crop of the state making these valleys a rich green color speckled with black and brown cattle. Depending on the time of year, you may also see many different birds of prey, including our national bird, the bald eagle. The Ride: (135 miles): From the Carson Valley Visitors Authority at 1477 US 395/ Main St., head south on US 395 18.5 miles and turn left on SR 208 E, go 24 miles and make a slight left on SR 339 N. In 10.7 miles turn right onto E Bridge St. and then left at S Main St./Broadway Ave through downtown Yerington. Turn left at Bonanza onto US 95 ALT N/W Goldfield Ave for 1 mile, turn right to stay on US 95 ALT N for 26.8 miles and left at the Ramsey Cutoff/Ramsey Weeks Cutoff for 3.4 miles, turn left at US 50 W/California Emigrant Trail for 32.3 miles, turn left on S Carson St./ALT US 395 and follow 16.2 miles back to Carson Valley. Melanie and Scott Harrill riding during Street Vibrations.

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14 7 PA R ADI S E VAL L E Y The town of Paradise Valley is a quaint and quiet place to take a picnic lunch or stop at the local watering hole and general store. Just a short ride north of Winnemucca, Paradise Valley is the center of a ranching and farming oasis in the middle of the Nevada desert. The Ride (80 miles): From Winnemucca, take US 95 N to SR 290, 22 miles. Follow SR 290 to Paradise Valley, 18 miles. Follow the same route back to Winnemucca, 40 miles. Photo by: Zoe Cano

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Must See Events Street Vibrations速 Spring Rally Reno & Virginia City, NV June 5 - 7, 2015 Hog Wild Quinault Resort Casino Ocean Shores, WA July 24 - 26, 2015 Northern Thunder Mystic Lake Casino Minneapolis/Prior Lake, MN August 21 - 23, 2015 Street Vibrations速 Fall Rally Reno & Virginia City, NV September 23 - 27, 2015 American Heat速 Palm Springs, CA October 23 - 25, 2015

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RIDES

CENTRAL Fernley Sparks

80

ALT ALT

95

Truckee River Silver Springs

50

Fallon

Sheckler Res. Lahontan State Recreation Area

ALT

To Carson City

50

95

95

Stillwater National Wildlife 121 Refuge

95

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305

50

Middlegate

50

Battle Mountain

361

Austin

Carroll Summit

HumboldtToiyabe National Forest

722

Reese River

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Round Mountain 377

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Belmont

376

“The Loneliest Road in America� is Highway 50 through Nevada, which cuts across the original Pony Express Trail. Plan to stop at Old Middlegate Station for the famous Monster Burger before taking a detour on SR 722 over Carroll Summit. End your trans-Nevada ride with a visit to Lehman Caves and the rocky glacier at Great Basin National Park.

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The Ride (387 miles): From Carson City, follow Highway 50 east to Middlegate, 108 miles. From Middlegate, continue on Highway 50 for three miles and turn right on SR 722. Follow SR 722 for 59 miles looping back to Highway 50 east and continue one mile to Austin. From Austin, continue east on Highway 50 to Eureka, 70 miles. Be sure to stop by the Eureka Opera House. Built in 1880, this historic building remains an important center for town activities. Ely is another 78 miles east. While in Ely, visit the six-story Hotel Nevada that

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17 was the tallest building in the state when it opened in 1929. It now offers every modern amenity, including Wi-Fi. Continue on Highway 50 east from Ely to SR 487, 57 miles. Go five miles on SR 487 into Baker. Make sure to visit Great Basin National Park, which is only six miles out of Baker on SR 488.

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Two hundred and sixteen miles east of Sparks on Interstate you’ll find the town of Battle Mountain, “Gateway to Nevada Adventure.” If you’d like to get off the beaten path head south to Tonopah. You’ll go through a couple “almost” ghost towns and view the Arc Dome Wilderness up close and personal. Plan a stay at the Miles End B&B in Kingston for some real Nevada hospitality. The Ride (206 miles): From Battle Mountain, head south on SR 305 (Broad Street) 88 miles to Highway 50. Turn left on Highway 50 for 12.7 miles to the town of Austin. Great place to stop for lunch. Turn right on SR 376 S and go 20 miles to the little community of Kingston. Continue on 40 miles to Round Mountain where they’re still mining for gold. Ask almost anyone in town for directions to the ghost town of Belmont. Go another 40 miles on 376 S and take US 6 W five miles into Tonopah.

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Some of the best-kept secrets in Nevada are the state parks in Lincoln County. Bikers who venture to this area will be rewarded with some of the most varied, scenic riding the state has to offer. White River

The Ride (84 miles): From Caliente take a brief three-mile trip to Kershaw-Ryan 318north on US 93 to State Park. Continue Cathedral Gorge State Park (14 miles) and on to Pioche (another 11 miles). From Pioche, Spring Valley State Park and Echo Canyon State Park are 32- and 24-mile roundtrips, respectively. Alamo Pahranagat Upper 93 National Pahranagat

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Echo Canyon State Park

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Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Belmont

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374

Denise Becker

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Moapa

Indian Springs 156

160

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Lake Mead

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Henderson Boulder City

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Cal-Nev-Ari Tonopah was rated the No. 1 Stargazing Destination in America by USA Today. 163 Laughlin It’s away from the big city lights and features some of the brightest stars you’ll ever see. While waiting for the stars to come out, visit the Tonopah Historic To Needles Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum. When you leave Tonopah, take time to stop in Goldfield, where the Goldfield Hotel and Esmeralda County Courthouse still stand sentry. Then it’s on to Beatty, which boasts one of the largest candy stores in the country. YUM! Then head for Vegas, baby!

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Indian Springs

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Pahrump Death Valley Junction

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Mt. Charleston

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Boulder City

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Did you know the Las Vegas Strip has been designated an All-American Road and is America’s only nighttime Scenic Byway? The Ride (7.5 miles): Start at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign—a half-mile south of Mandalay Bay near Russell Road—and continue north on Las Vegas Boulevard.

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13 RE D ROC K C ANYO N N AT IO N A L C O N S ER VAT IO N A REA Red Rock Canyon’s proximity to Las Vegas makes this little ride a big favorite. The route follows a one-way paved road past red sandstone peaks and features self-guided trails, picnic areas, and vista pull-outs. The Ride (44 miles): Follow West Charleston Boulevard until it turns into SR 159 near the outskirts of town, about 10 miles from The Strip. Follow SR 159 around the Red Rock Scenic Loop to Blue Diamond, 23 miles. A left on SR 160 will take you back to Las Vegas, 11 miles.

14 VAL L E Y OF F I RE S TATE PA R K This is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, filled with petrified wood and unusual rock formations. The Ride (128 miles): Take Interstate 15 north from Las Vegas to SR 169 at Exit 93, 51 miles. Turn right onto SR 169 through Logandale and into the park via the Valley of Fire Road and back to I-15, 45 miles. I-15 south will take you the 32 miles back to Las Vegas. If you’re game for a side trip to Mesquite, head north on I-15 for 50 miles. With world-class golf courses and beautiful spas, it’s well worth the detour.

15 MO UNT C HARL E S TO N At 11,915 feet, Charleston Peak is the highest point in southern Nevada. When temperatures soar in Las Vegas, the mountain air will be a pleasant 20 to 25 degrees cooler. The Ride (87 miles): On US 95, head north from Las Vegas to Lee Canyon Road (SR 156), 30 miles. Follow Lee Canyon west up the mountain and turn left on Deer Creek Road (SR 158), 15 miles. After nine miles turn left on Kyle Canyon Road (SR 157) and follow it back to US 95, 17 miles. From US 95 it’s only 16 miles south back to Las Vegas. NEVADA RIDES GUIDE


25 16 PA HRUM P/ AM AR G O SA VA L L E Y L O O P This ride takes you through the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation and Indian Springs, home of Creech Air Force Base and the Predator reconnaissance aircraft. When heading back to Las Vegas, take advantage of the many recreational opportunities in Pahrump, and enjoy the winding mountain road and outstanding desert scenery near Mountain Springs. The Ride (190 miles): On US 95 head north from Las Vegas to SR 373, 86 miles. Turn south on SR 373, 15 miles to the California/Nevada border. Nevada SR 373 becomes CA 127, which you’ll follow for seven miles. Just past Death Valley Junction, turn left on State Line Road, which becomes Bell Vista Road, 26 miles. Turn south on SR 160 three miles into Pahrump. From Pahrump, continue another 53 miles on SR 160 back to Las Vegas.

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26 17 G OODS PRI NG S & P R IMM The Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings is where Clark Gable waited for news about his wife, Carole Lombard, who was killed in a plane crash on nearby Potosi Mountain in 1942. These days the mood is pointedly more upbeat at this biker-friendly bar. Heading 15 miles further south you’ll come to Primm, home to Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, golf, and great casino action. The Ride (100 miles): On I-15, head south from Las Vegas to SR 161 at exit 12, 31 miles. Follow SR 161 to Goodsprings, seven miles. Get back to I-15 and turn south for 12 miles to Primm. Follow the same route back to Las Vegas, 50 miles.

18 LA S VE GAS TO H O OV ER DA M Are you ready to see one of the most miraculous construction achievements of the 21st century? Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, and the recently completed Mike O’Callaghan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is the highest concrete-arch bridge in the world. The Ride (70 miles): Take I-15 south to Interstate 215 east. Travel east on I-215 for approximately 10 miles to the junction of I-215 and US 93/US 95. Take US Highway 93 south and continue about 20 miles to Boulder City. In Boulder City, take a left at the second stoplight in town (there are only two of them). Continue on US 93 for about five miles (just past the Hacienda Hotel) to the turn-off to SR 172—the Hoover Dam Access Road. Take SR 172 for about two miles to the dam on the Nevada/Arizona border.

19 LA S VE GAS TO L AU G H L IN If you’ve never been to Laughlin, you’ll be amazed at this little city by the river. With several large mega resorts and first-rate entertainment, this town can’t be missed. It’s only two hours from Vegas and you’ll pass through Searchlight, where Senator Harry Reid was born. The Ride (126 miles): Take I-515 S/US 93 S/US 95 S south for 20 miles. Turn right onto US 95 S/Veterans Memorial Highway and travel 35 miles to Searchlight. Continue on US 95 S another 55 miles to junction with NV 163. Turn left onto NV 163 and go 16 miles into Laughlin.

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RIDING PLAYLIST FROM EVERYTHING Pahrump, NV is an exciting town just off the beaten path where you’ll find everything from hiking trails to jetpack rides to wineries. And since it’s an easy ride from Pahrump to both Las Vegas and Death Valley, your adventures have only just begun. VISITPAHRUMP.COM

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Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson

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Eureka

page 18

Hotel Nevada

page 2

Nevada Northern Railway Museum

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Nevada Silver Trails

page 21

Octane Fest

page 18

Pony Express Territory

pages 16-17

Road Shows

page 15

Rumble in the Rubies

page 25

Run-A-Mucca

page 13

Town of Pahrump

page 27

Yerington Inn

page 5

Zero Fatalities, Nevada Rider

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