Tuesday November 19th
The week before Thanksgiving
Arrival day in Las Vegas. You choose the flight that’s best for you.
I checked out all of the major Las Vegas hotels in person and picked my favorite -- The Aria hotel and casino. The hotel has received a 5-diamond rating from the AAA and a 5-star rating from Forbes.
Located right on the Las Vegas Strip in the middle of all the excitement. Walking (or biking!) distance to everything. Big, but not too big; full service, great rooms, terrific restaurants. If you want to arrive a few days earlier just let us know and we’ll help.
No waiting at the hotel’s check-in desk -- we have your key for you. Just stop by the hotel’s Lobby Bar, let us buy you a drink if you want one, and you’re on your way.
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We hate group banquets -- you know, like a bad wedding where you only get a choice of chicken or fish and everything comes out sort of lukewarm-ish...
So instead we are holding reservations in a variety of first-class Las Vegas restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the hotel. We’ll post a list of restaurants and times and you pick the one that’s right for you. Go for a private table for two or join a group of your fellow cyclists -- your choice. This is included in the price of the ride.
Our Pedal the West riders, out on our ride of the Las Vegas Strip at night. It was amazing! I highly recommend zooming through the porte cochere at The Cosmopolitan casino -- great shiny pavement (and I like using the word porte cochere!)
We have a big day of cycling tomorrow, so after dinner sane and sensible folks will head straight to bed.
Which means that I won’t.
(C’mon -- it’s Vegas!)
After dinner I’ll be leading a short optional night ride along the Las Vegas Strip and you’re invited along.