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So I'm gonna be in boulder city for 2 months starting next week and I want to bring my bike but am not sure if I should or not. I'm a beginner when it comes to trail riding and would like to know if the trails around here are beginner friendly. Is it easy enough to find the good areas on my own? Also how miserable is the heat, I'm from oregon and we complain anytime it gets over 90 degrees :cool:

Any suggestions is appreciated, just don't want to pack my bike down if it isn't going to be worth it.
 

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Definitely will find some good stuff out there for all levels. And best of all you are 3hrs away from Steamboat Spring which is absolutely gorgeous and I had my first beginner ride at!!! There is an REI in Denver and sure there is plenty of shops in Boulder, so talk to some of the people there and find out from the people there oh what to go after.
 

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I think gregnash is confused between boulder CO, and boulder city NV.
First the heat is killer right now, joke about Vegas is that we have 9 months of summer and 3 months of really hot weather. Right now we're in the 3 months of really hot weather. If you have lights and like to ride at night when the sun has gone down it's OK. That's what we do, and even though it's still 100 degree's, without the sun out it seems much cooler. boulder city MT Bike park has a little for everone and there is some good beginner trails out there. I would bring the bike, but heat may be the bigger issue, and you don't know unless you try.
 

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gregnash said:
Definitely will find some good stuff out there for all levels. And best of all you are 3hrs away from Steamboat Spring which is absolutely gorgeous and I had my first beginner ride at!!! There is an REI in Denver and sure there is plenty of shops in Boulder, so talk to some of the people there and find out from the people there oh what to go after.
My head hurts:madman:
 

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What are you guys complaining about?
It's only been 114F the last few days. Hell, I went from Henderson to Boulder City, on my Sub 20 today,and it was only 110. There was a nice breeze out.
The townspeople of Furnace Creek have to deal with 124F this time of year.
It's nice in the mornings. At the crack of dawn, it's been only 90, with 10% humidity. :D
You want dangerous? Try touching my all black Fury, when it's been out in the sun for a few minutes. :yikes:
I may have to add pot-holders to my tool kit...

Now winter around here is something else. Those sub freezing days with wind, will just make a man cry.
 

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Can you still rent a bike at All Mountain Cyclery? If not, there's some other shops that offer rentals. If it gets cool enough to ride, rent a bike. You may not be able to ride enough to justify bringing your bike. 90 in LV is NOT like 90 in Oregon, it's quite pleasant, actually and easily rideable. Those days are ahead of us in like, say, Sept, however...
 

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For cool riding, check out Mt. Charleston. It's about 9k', so the weather right now is high 70's during the peak of the day. Gets cool/cold at night. The trail is called the Bristlecone Trail. It's a good 800' climb over 3 miles, but you get a nice 3 mile down hill after. From Boulder City, it would prolly take you an hour to get to the trail head parking lot.
 
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