The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Make sure the most feasible of these is in perfect working order with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a complete tune-up at Las Vegas Cyclery (a $60 value) on West Charleston Boulevard.
Las Vegas Cyclery's team of dedicated bike doctors clean, adjust, oil, and inflate out-of-tune cycles. A handlebar-to-kickstand scrub cleanses wriggling bike bodies, followed by a soothing terrycloth patdown. Next, adjustors tend to wheel truing, and notoriously nay-saying brakes give a rare go-ahead for adjustments. Derailleurs, fasteners, pivot points, and bearings all get a thorough tweak. Oil caresses the chain and cables, enabling creak-free cruises through libraries and silent vigils. For the final touch, technicians inflate tires with a precise amount of air, ensuring that bikes roll away with a spring in their steps.
For nearly two decades, Las Vegas Cyclery has served as a community resource for handlebar-sporting cowboys and their trusty steeds. The affable family that owns the shop welcomes all walk-ins for tune-ups.
- The staff at LVC was stellar!! They answered every question, and there were many, with patience and care. – Charles B., Yelp, 10/19/10
Wild Thing Triathlon
The Wild Thing Triathlon is a little different from your typical three-sport endurance race. For one, it's designed for both and kids to complete. That's why it boasts two courses: a longer one and a scaled-down shorter one accessible to kids age 3 and older. Another creative touch? It progresses backwards—running comes first, followed by biking, then a current-assisted swim in Wet 'n' Wild water park's lazy river. For an extra dose of kid-friendliness, contestants who prefer not to swim can wade too, although sending a stunt double down the river is not allowed.
8221 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117Get Directions