[The Outdoor Issue]

There’s plenty to do outside this spring

Attendees take a tractor ride during the Mojave Spring Fling event at Spring Mountain Ranch, Saturday, April 2, 2017.
Photo: Yasmina Chavez

RANGER-GUIDED NIGHT HIKES (April 7 & 21, May 19, June 9) Enjoy the desert after dark by joining a two-mile hike at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

CRAZY SPOKES (April 8, Henderson Events Plaza) Tour the southeast Valley on your bicycle—on a 15-mile guided ride or a 5.5-mile family ride (ages 5 and up). Register at cityofhenderson.com.

HOP & BOP EASTER EGG HUNT & SPRING FESTIVAL (April 8, Tule Springs Ranch) Kids with special needs can go on a free egg hunt, while their parents enjoy live music, games and dancing.

SPRING KAYAK & CANOE TRIP (April 15) Clark County Parks and Recreation hosts a Colorado River excursion. The $25 fee includes supplies and a shuttle from Sunset Park. Register at parksreg.clarkcountynv.gov.

EARTH DAY GREENFEST (April 22, Downtown Summerlin) This Earth Day event is part of the Summerlin Wellness Weekend, with 150 exhibitors sharing info on clean energy and sustainable living. greenfestlv.com.

TOUR DE SUMMERLIN (April 22, Downtown Summerlin) Take a 40-, 60- or 80-mile non-competitive bike ride on smoothly-paved streets, against a scenic natural backdrop. tourdesummerlin.com.

REVEL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON (April 29, Mt. Charleston) It’s all downhill as you descend more than 5,000 feet and nail your quickest run time yet. runrevel.com.

GHOSTS OF RED ROCK’S PAST (Tuesday evenings through May) Gather ’round and listen to campfire stories about the past inhabitants of what is now Red Rock National Conservation Area. redrockcanyonlv.org.

MALIBU RIDER EXPERIENCE WAKEBOARD COMPETITION (May 5-7, Lake Las Vegas Marina) See a major surf/skate event at the new Lake Las Vegas Water Sports facility. thewwa.com.

KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE (May 6, Fremont Street Experience) Test your endurance during a 5k run or one-mile fun walk that benefits the Nevada affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization. komennevada.org.

WOMEN OF THE WILD OVERNIGHT CAMP (May 13-15, Toiyabe National Forest) Enjoy hikes, archery, campfires and more in this all-ages overnight excursion. parksreg.clarkcountynv.gov.

BADASS DASH (May 20, Sam Boyd Stadium) If an obstacle-strewn 7k doesn’t sound like enough fun, opt for the recreational, kids and K9 companion divisions. badassdash.com.

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