The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Bike Share program in Downtown Las Vegas has been pretty successful with locals and, tourists alike renting the bicycles from throughout the downtown area.
Now good news that after a recent successful test the RTC is going to add 20 electric bikes to the existing 21 bike share racks in Downtown Las Vegas. In the trial of the electric bikes, customers picked the electric ones eight times more than the classic pedal bikes which isn’t really a surprise i guess.
The bikes themselves are bright green and use a pedal assist motor that helps you overcome changes in elevation and can go speeds up to 17 miles per hour. If you want to locate one of the bikes, you can on the RTC Bike Share website map or on the BCycle app and a lightning bolt indicator will appear at the bike station.
Cost Of Rental
There are three pass options with $5 for a 24 hour pass or $10 for a 3 day pass at any bike kiosk or monthly passes for $15 which are available online. The prices include multiple 30 minute rides and, there is a $1 bike unlock charge each time.
I have seen these bike rental programs all over the country in places like Seattle and they are an inexpensive way to get around for visitors and locals alike. The bikes are not for everyone but an inexpensive greener way to get around is always a plus. Although the Las Vegas valley is fairly flat there is changes in grade and, the electric pedal assist version will be a help.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was set to close early next year for four months as the property was changed in phases to be remodeled as the Virgin Hotel & Casino part of the new Virgin Hotels chain; Now comes news reported by KTNV and others that the hotel will be closed a lot longer than originally expected with a planned closure for eight months starting next year in early February.
By closing the property completely for eight months the change over might get finished sooner instead of working around hotel guests and visitors as you shut down the property in phases. Now opening date for the Virgin Hotel & Casino has been announced yet but January 2021 is when they are shooting for but it could open earlier if things go well.
It’s a shame to lose the Hard Rock but change in Las Vegas is something you always have to get used too as you might have a favorite hotel, bar or restaurant but there is a good chance it won’t last forever. Fans of the Hard Rock will find a new favorite place in Las Vegas and the iconic guitar sign is heading to the Neon Boneyard so you will still be able to see it after Virgin Hotels puts up their sign.
The Treasure Island is added a new message marquee sign up out front of the property on the Strip. The new sign will replace the current static sign for the Avengers and when completed will be on of the largest on the Strip at 45 feet high and 175 feet long. The new sign will be curved and of course ultra high resolution and will appear sometime next year in front of the property.
Starting Monday at 10 am Pacific Time single game tickets go on sale for the general public for all 2019-2020 regular season games of the Vegas Golden Knights. All season tickets for the T Mobile Arena have already sold out although you can pay a $100 non refundable deposit to be put on a waiting list for season tickets. The $100 deposit is credited to the cost of your season ticket. Tickets to single season games can be purchased at vegasgoldenknights.com or axs.com and should sell quickly Monday.
It seems unusual that a show that had a six week run at the Tropicana four years ago would be returning to Las Vegas, but that is what is happening tonight as the show Cherry Boom Boom opens again. This time around is a smaller version of the original show with five dancers for the whole show and, this time it will be at Hooters in their Night Owl Showroom.
The show runs Thursday through Saturdays starting tonight with tickets starting at $45 for more information or to purchase tickets check out the Hooters show website.
Hawaiian Airlines which is dealing with the recent entry of Southwest in the Hawaii market is added a non stop flight between Mc Carran Airport in Las Vegas to Maui’s Kahului Airport. The flights begin December 15th and, are four times a week and are in addition to the three times a day flights that Hawaiian currently offers to Honolulu.
Netflix’s hit show Glow which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling has moved for its third season to Las Vegas. The show which is set in the 1980’s follows the fictionalized careers of professional women wrestlers as they compete for GLOW.
The third season recently premiered on Netflix and, all ten episodes in Sin City are available for streaming to get your fix of wrestling, spandex and Las Vegas in the 1980’s.
Country legend Willie Nelson has announced that he is canceling his six Las Vegas shows planned for October due to health reasons. The shows were originally planned for October 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th and the 26th at the Venetian, ticket holders for these shows should contact their place of purchase for a refund. The exact reason for the concerts being canceled was Willie Nelson having breathing problems so hopefully he gets better soon.
Madame Tussauds at the Venetian is a tourist attraction showcasing wax figures of famous people such as former President Barack Obama, Drake, Micheal Jackson, Britney Spears and Rihanna just to name a few.
There have been petitions and on social media for the famous wax museum to add a Aaliyah statue in honor of the famous singer we so tragically lost during a plane crash during take off in the Bahamas.
Madame Tussauds as you see in the video above, plan an August 21st unveiling for the Aaliyah statue which will make her many fans happy. As part of the unveiling 10 lucky fans entering a contest on @AaliyahApp or on Instagram will be on hand for the VIP launch party of the statue.
It is now a little more expensive to stay at some MGM Resort International properties in Las Vegas as the daily resort fee has been raised to $45 per night at the Bellagio, Vdara and Aria.
At the moment the other MGM resorts in Las Vegas haven’t announced a resort fee increase with the increase for the moment just on their higher end properties. The new increase puts them on par with some of the of higher end properties on the Strip which include the Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Palazzo and the Waldorf Astoria.
Las Vegas visitors have resort fees always high on the list about things they don’t like but at least in the near term it doesn’t look like they are going away.