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Last week, the Las Vegas cycling community had their bike shorts in a bunch over rumors the annual Viva Bike Vegas event may no longer viva. This week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirmed that Viva Bike Vegas 2014 has been scrapped.
Though a seemingly popular event of 17-, 61- and 104-mile rides that capped Interbike week, it turns out the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) saw a decrease in participation last year and lost money on the event. Moving forward, the RTC plans to instead stage smaller community-focused rides that will presumably turn a profit.
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With the yoga and CrossFit craze that dominated the fitness world in the last year, Zumba has been all but lost in the shuffle. But, that won't stop Vegas from attempting to break the world record for the most people to simultaneously Zumba on Saturday, February 8 at the Chinese New Year Spring Festival on Fremont Street.
How many people are we talking about? The largest Zumba class on record involved 6,671 participants and was achieved in India on September 15, 2012. If you'd like to help set the new record, you can register to get your groove on here. Participation is free, but organizers kindly ask you bring a K-12 book which will be donated to Spread the Word Nevada and the Clark County School District.
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Vegas might be the international city of construction. Considering there is always either a new hotel under construction, a reshaping of an existing hotel, a hotel planning to add more or just finishing up work on a new toy. So, it shouldn't surprise you to hear that, if you're looking for a spot to act like a kid in a sandbox with real big boy toys, it would be in Vegas.
Recently, this writer had an opportunity to act like a kid and dig, smash, throw, and crush everything in sight in a wonderful adult sandbox. And, boy, did it deliver! Dig This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is yet to find an equal. It delivers a mix of adrenaline, creativity, and pure fun. How you ask? By letting you drive full-size Tonka toys in a dirt-filled theme park for heavy machinery! Dig This offers guests the chance to pilot an excavator or bulldozer while performing almost any task you can think of.
Fan of strip poker and running? Then the inaugural Strip Poker Run sponsored by Downtown Grand might be of interest. Though, it doesn't really involve (full) stripping and nor does it even take place on the Strip.
No, the Strip Poker Run is a 5K clothing drive put on by Downtown Runners. The event encourages participants to throw on as many articles of clothing your body can handle before heading out on a course full of "stripping stations." Runners (and walkers) will receive a poker card for shedding a layer at each stop. Participants dressed (yes, dressed!) down to their last layer will play those cards in a hand of Texas Hold 'Em at the finish line for prizes.
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We at VegasChatter like to keep you informed of the most current trends. While we were preparing this article for a post-Thanksgiving publishing date, the New York Times ran its own piece on exercise and wellness in Las Vegas. Clearly, we’re onto something big. Sin City isn't just a place to “eat, drink, and get married.” It’s also a place to keep yourself in top physical shape while still having lots of fun.
We often hear people say “I don’t come to Vegas to workout.” Our usual response is “why not?” We all love the indulgences of Vegas, but usually regret the tightness of our clothing (and the belly pokes from coworkers), afterwards. Enjoying free cocktails and expansive buffets doesn’t mean you can’t work in a fitness plan as well. A couple of exercise sessions, along with some smart decisions, and you’ll have one less thing to feel guilty about. And, with all of the Vegas residents who are acrobats, performers and dancers, you can be assured Vegas has some terrific exercise facilities available.
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When we asked what made your knees weak in Vegas, not one of you said anything about ripping down a black diamond on the slopes outside the city. So, we're going to take that to mean that skiing has yet to make it on most people's radar of things to do in Sin City. But, believe it or not, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort has been in operation for more than 50 years. And, opening day for the 2013-2014 season is today.
Slopes opened at 9 a.m. and, though you won’t get to trample anyone, you can still save up to 25% by purchasing your lift tickets, lessons, and rentals via its newly launched online sales office, skilasvegas.com. Locals can also access special savings.
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As we continue to debate whether the lockdown of several downtown blocks last month was a beautiful disruption or not, Vegas visitors and locals should once again prepare for closures impacting travel plans this weekend. More than 30,000 are expected for the 2013 Las Vegas Marathon, running for the first time in November instead of December. The annual event requires several road closures to accommodate the 26.2 mile course, race expo, runner arrivals and departures.
Those running the event already know where they need to be and when. Those who aren't and want to either cheer the running Elvi on or avoid the area altogether should take note:
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Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!
The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.
This isn't a sight most would expect to see in Vegas. But, don't worry. If you come to Sin City to escape it, it doesn't happen anywhere near The Strip and there's still another few weeks before the "cooler" desert weather really sets in. In order to give you advance warning, though, and an idea of what to do off The Strip in the coming months, here is our favorite winter activity.
Now, it may be a rude awakening that snow exists here. Well, it certainly does at The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort(LVSSR) which is about an hour northwest of The Strip and has already seen several inches of the white stuff this season. But, honestly, what kind of Canadian would this writer be if I didn't take the time to ensure everyone knows about it? Come on, snow in Vegas, that's crazy, right?
The weather is still toasty in Vegas so the season for getting out on the water is still here for another few weeks. We've been sure to keep you posted on some ways to get wet this summer, like heading out to Lake Mead or joining a rafting tours near Hoover Dam. But, if you're looking to do something on the water that's a little more peaceful, we have just the thing for you.
Kayaking in the Black Canyon is a great way to experience the Colorado River while appreciating the beauty that surrounds you. The Colorado River offers an experience second to none, from the canyon walls that rise above you to the beautiful blue sky overhead.
We asked if you were ready for an ultimate dodgeball and trampoline park back in June. It's since popped up (hee) on the scene and, now, new specials may have you adding it to your Vegas list.