Last weekend for the 9-11 Rememberance. The local H-D dealerships were the "official" sponsors for the Las Vegas runs. There were 5 different runs going on simultaneously across the valley. Runs as short as 80 miles up to 250 miles. Riders got to pick their choice of rides with pre-set stops for each run.
We chose the "Overton Run" It was about an hour on the freeway out to the NE to a small town called Overton located in Moapa Valley. Stopped for breakfast at one of the pre-set stops.
Coming back was the best part. Going S you ride on the North Shore Road through the Lake Mead National Park. Recently the entire road was repaved, so its smooth as glass. It like being on a constant roller coaster. Dips, swings, climbs, curves all the while travelling through an amazing desert landscape.
Unofficial estimates were over 800 riders participated. All riders met downtown after their runs at the Plaza Hotel where the final run would take place.
Event tents were at the final staging area, featuring food , merchandise, various bands. It was amazing to walk up and down row after row of bikes. and to see bikes pouring into the staging area.
The final run was unfortunately an "unescorted run down the "Vegas Strip" Rather than one impressive line, they let us go piecemeal. Our group was mixed into a unit over 100 bikes in the first staging that definitely broke up into smaller pieces due to all of the traffic light the further we travelled to and down the "Strip".
By the time we got to the end of the strip we were still with 20 bikes , Funny, not one of them were from our group. It was fun waving at all of the "tourists" stopping to take pictures and gawking at all of the bikes driving by.
All in all it was a fun fantastic day
Last edited by jefromvegas; 09-18-2011 at 10:57 AM.