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Light Cycle – Light Cycle Idlewild to Patagonia

May 31, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event: Light Cycle Idlewild to Patagonia

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 @ 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Event Leader(s); Instructor(s):
     Romaggi, Jim @ 775-413-0770; jimbob5.0@hotmail.com

Starting Location: Indian Head. Directions: From the junction of I-80 and I-580/US-395 in Reno, take I-80 West to Exit #12 (Keystone Ave). Turn left onto Keystone (go under I-80). In about 0.6 miles, at Jones St, stay right onto Keystone Ave Frontage (don’t stay on Keystone and get onto the bridge). Turn right onto Riverside Dr. Turn left onto Booth St. (crossing the river). Turn right onto Idlewild Dr. In about 0.2 miles, turn right onto Cowan Dr. In about 0.2 miles, the large Indian Head totem will be on your left.
Facilities: Unknown

Description: From central Reno, very easy paced (11mph riding) super scenic, close to river, casual fun ride. Several stops. Shorter option is about 11.5 miles, or full ride is about 13.5 miles. No hills, no traffic lights. Riding 50% on bike paths, 50% on side streets or on roads with a bike lane. If you enjoy the rumble of bike tires crossing wooden decked trail bridges, you will LOVE this ride.

Route: From Idlewild Park, follow the Tahoe Pyramid bikeway west through Mayberry Park, loop around the Patagonia building, and return. Optional miles go past Reno High, circle down Riverside Drive and just for fun loop into Wingfield Park. Click link to route on my Wikiloc page:
Wikiloc | OLLI Idlewild Park -Patagonia Trail

All bikes welcome, including E-bikes. We start on the main drag of Idlewild Park in the middle near the Rose Garden/Totem Head. Shady parking and good restrooms are open.

To sign up, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page, down below the map, click the greenish “click here to register” button. Didn’t register, just show up at the start and I will sign you in then! Easy!

Helmets required. Other suggestions: pinch your bike tires the day before. Add sunscreen, bright clothing, water bottle, and for me a pre ride Advil.

Distance(s): 13.5 or 11.5     Route Type: Loop     Elevation Gain: 203 (ft)     

Click any link to see a Google Map; Please arrive at least 15 minutes before stated times


May 31, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Jim Romaggi


Indian Head
39.521470, -119.833316 + Google Map

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