First off, you may be asking yourself, “What is a penny farthing?” I know I did. LOL. A penny farthing is an early type of bicycle with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel. It looks like the illustration below.
How anyone could ever ride one of these is beyond me. I would have the hardest time getting on one, let alone RACE on one. Yet, that is exactly what the Penny Farthing Championships are about. Racing on one of these early, vintage bicycles.
The Penny Farthing Cycling Championships take place every February in Tasmania. It looks like it would be a blast to watch as all types of riders come out to outperform each other on the ‘first’ machine to ever be called a bicycle.
This is a road-bike, fast paced, 18 mph avg., drop ride. If you can hang with the group or ride till you get dropped & then find your way home, you're good to go! Otherwise, check out our no-drop rides with multi-paced routes. This ride has been going on for 10+ years. It's a Las Vegas classic! McGhie's 4035 S. Fort Apache Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89147. Call (702) 252-8077 for more information.
Local cycling club that rides in the Green Valley, Henderson, and Boulder City areas. They have their own ride calendar that is updated daily with a variety of rides for every level of rider. Check out their rides by clicking the website link below.
Join Lelani at Pro Cyclery on Tuesdays with your stationary trainer and bike for an indoor sweat session. Please bring water, towel, your own trainer, front wheel block and bike. If you do not have a trainer or know what a trainer is, call Pro Cyclery at 702.228.9460.
Every Wednesday morning. Meet at 5:45am and roll out at 6am. Pace is casual. We go to Calico Basin/Overlook/Blue Diamond depending on the group. Start and end from Broken Spoke Bikes on W. Charleston and Desert Foothills (inside the Albertson's parking lot).