Interbike is a great time to catch up with industry friends, show new products, write orders and make new industry contacts. Almost everyone in the U.S. and abroad who makes their living in the cycling world attends, flocking to "adult disneyland" to work and have fun.
|Red Rock National Park, NV|
I've discovered that the best way to cope with the strip for more than 2 days is to get away from it for a ride. Now that i live in Tucson, I can easily drive the approximately 7-8 hr route with my bike. My favorite interbike activity for the past couple of years has been to drive out to the Red Rocks National Park and do a 27 mile loop that has some of the most incredible desert mountain scenery! It's amazing how the strip and everything overindulgent about it fades away when you're on the bike. Below is a map of the ride if you'd like to give it a shot.
It's so nice to be home and away from the glitz and glam. I'm sure I'll look forward to my next 'vegas' excursion, but you can bet it'll only be for a maximum of two nights!