Defend your right to ride
Nevada Senator Joe Hardy is proposing a biking ban in Nevada. If passed, SB 183 will make it illegal for cyclists to ride on over 4400 miles of Nevada roadways where speed limits are 65 MPH or higher.
Make Your Voice Heard
Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just support the recreation community, it is important that you make your voice heard! There is still time to provide comments. Utilize any of the following comment options to let your representatives know you oppose SB183.
You can provide written comments by email to [email protected] Comments submitted by email MUST be in PDF form.
You can also submit a comment via fax to (775) 684-6500.
You can also provide comments online by visiting https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021.
Lastly, you can make your voice heard by emailing members of the Subcommittee on Growth and Infrastructure indicating you oppose SB 183. You can also email the bill sponsor, Joe Hardy.
No matter which avenue you chose, make sure to state you oppose the bill!
You may remind the representatives that tourism is important to Nevada, especially small town Nevada! Nevada is one of the greatest states to ride because of the year-round sunshine and wide open, lightly traveled, and well-kept roads. No other state can claim so many good cycling conditions.
Nevada is also a big part of three of the most popular cross-country cycling routes in America, and it is about to become even more popular with the market explosion of electric bikes. No other state’s small towns rely so much on visitors, including cross country bikers with their teams and support crews.
You may remind them that riding two abreast is legal and always has been legal. (Believe it or not, they are actually trying to make it illegal.) That it is important for training and safety to go in pairs. That going on your own is also an important right for health and fitness reasons, and, as we’ve learned this past year, even for mental health reasons. We all could benefit from the freedom of cycling on open roads.
You may tell them why you ride, why you don’t like your rights being taken away, and why the Nevada Biking Ban is a bad idea!
Education not restriction
Instead of creating an additional law, we need someone to champion safety laws that are already in effect, but for which there is little education or enforcement. These are the Three Foot Move Over Law and the DUI Driving Impaired Law. The only thing worse than ignoring these is taking away our rights and ruining rural tourism and turning a blind eye to your constituents and to Nevada’s best natural resources, our beautiful weather.
If it is about taking away rights, we will never support that. If it is about safety, we have way better solutions. Just listen to us. Nobody cares more about safety than cyclists whose lives are at stake every single day. Save Red Rock and the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition have been working on cycling safety for decades and we have specific policies and bills ready to go that can make all the difference if you’ll just listen to us. Instead of taking away rights from innocent people, listening to them?
Education is more effective than discrimination
Solutions: A safe bike path for all
Save Red Rock has proudly been fighting on bike safety for two decades. As part of our mission to keep all cyclists, runners, and pedestrians in Red Rock Canyon safe, Save Red Rock has been working diligently to make the Red Rock Canyon Legacy Trails a reality.
Once completed, the multi-use path will connect Summerlin to Mountains Edge. It will provide safe, family-friendly recreation opportunities inside the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon viewshed.
You can help bring the Legacy Trails to life!
Funding for part of the Red Rock Legacy Trails is currently submitted for SNPLMA Round 18. The project has been designated as the top funding priority for the BLM. However, we need your help to ensure the Trails maintain their status.
You can support the Legacy Trails today by submitting a public comment to the SNPLMA Executive committee.