13 Sep '11, 9pm

"Every single person in Vegas who rides a bike has been hit by a car"

"Every single person in Vegas who rides a bike has been hit by a car"

Bike racks outside a coffee shop in Las Vegas help attract more cyclists. Photo: Elly Blue Elly Blue is on a monthlong Dinner & Bikes tour around the western U.S., along with Portland bike filmmaker Joe Biel and traveling vegan chef Joshua Ploeg . This is one of her thrice-weekly dispatches from the road about bicycle culture and economy. Read them all here . Las Vegas, Nev.: Later this week, the mammoth bicycle trade show Interbike will descend on a convention center here on the Las Vegas Strip. But less-than-badass cyclists are advised to stay inside: "Every single person in Vegas who rides a bike has been hit by a car," says one of the handful of men who have gathered in a local coffee shop, all in various stages of sweatiness and bikester apparel. He looks around for validation at the others who are here for our latest stop on the Dinner & Bikes Tour , a traveling road...

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