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Happening now in downtown Las Vegas is the next big thing – micromobility via bike share. One of our Vegas Faves, the BCycle / RTC Bike Share – rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com – is our go-to, slow adventure in one of the world’s most storied cities. Need a pass? Here’s our link.
Questions // Preguntas
- What would locals like others know about downtown Las Vegas? // ¿Qué sabría la gente local como otros sobre el centro de Las Vegas?
- What are your experiences with Las Vegas bike share? // ¿Cuáles son sus experiencias con las bicicletas compartidas de Las Vegas?
- Are there downtown bike meetups? // ¿Hay encuentros de bicicletas en el centro?
- Is there an updated map and/or directory of downtown murals? // ¿Existe un mapa y/o directorio actualizado de los murales del centro?
How it works
- Purchase a membership online – via rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com
- Choose a bike from any station.
- Grab your bike from the dock and go.
- Park your bike at any station. Insert your bike into the dock and listen for the three beeps. Double check the bike is locked.
Customer Service Hours: 7am-10pm, 844-641-7823
Bike sharing is fun, more fun than I was expecting, and I was expecting fun – a slow adventure type of fun. These bikes are not for racing, but they do make getting through the heat a veritable breeze.
Vegas, you’re always keeping yourself top of mind. Officials say that ‘bike sharing makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive.’ The marketing campaign says ‘put the fun between your legs.’
As an downtown outsider living in Henderson, I opt for the late weekend mornings. Less traffic and hassles and a great time to view the murals and installations.
Currently there are 180 bikes and 21 stations conveniently located throughout downtown Las Vegas. Many of the stations are along or near downtown’s new green bicycle lanes.
We are reflecting more on bicycle tourism and the role bikes play. When there are more options for local and visitors to hop on a bike, city tourism changes. When locals have access via bike lanes and bike share programs, one’s perception of the city changes, expands.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit rtcsnv.com.
Bike2Art is a community bike ride that will feature artwork located throughout downtown Las Vegas. Local artists have used the downtown area to showcase their masterpieces, from murals to sculptures. The 6-mile bike ride will have stops along the way to highlight offerings from local eateries.
Must be able to safely ride on public streets with mixed traffic. In partnership with Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition and Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada