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“Simply terrific”

McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours
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Owner description: McGhie's Ski, Bike and Board specializes in personalized, private road and mountain bike tours. We provide a unique experience for individuals, small groups and large corporate events. Tours include pick up and drop off at your hotel, professional guide, bicycle rental, water and basic energy food. We do not believe in a "one size fits all" tour and work hard to make your ride the highlight of your Las Vegas vacation. We are now offering hiking tours of the Red Rock National Conservation Area with the same attention to detail for our guests. It is just you and your guide who is 100% focused on providing the best experience for YOU-not you and 6 strangers. Our goal is always to make your time with McGhie's the highlight of your Las Vegas experience.
Richmond, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Simply terrific”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I am long overdue writing this. I visited Vegas in 2/2014. I had Bobby as my guide, and he put together the perfect bike tour. You can make your tour as challenging as you want, and the views are spectacular, almost surreal. The other rave reviews are spot on - this is one of the coolest things I have done in Vegas.

Visited February 2014
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vegasbike, Manager at McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thanks for the review, Dan! It is never too late to follow up on your experience with us and we appreciate your help in keeping our #1 ranking.
The "private" part of our tours is something folks do not always fully grasp when they are booking a bike ride with us. It is always about creating the best ride possible for each guest. We do not herd you into a group of riders who may or may not be of equal fitness or skill levels. The goal is to always have our guests return home with the thought, "that was the best thing I have ever done in Vegas!"
Thank you so much for making us a part of your Las Vegas experience and we hope to host you again!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Perfect conference antidote!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Bobby is the best! I wanted to do something different after being at a conference in Vegas all week and needed some fresh air...so with some trepidation I signed myself up for the Mountain Bike Tour (I usually ride a road bike) but this was awesome. Bobby, my tour guide, knows the trails so well and explains everything so clearly that you soon stop feeling nervous. I ended up pushing myself a bit and going on a longer ride than I would have thought I could do but there was no pressure from Bobby to do anything particular - it can be as easy or difficult as you like. Really, really enjoyable and the views are just something else. It takes a while to acclimatise to the air (I live at sea level!) but once you get used to it, you can start to enjoy things. Also, a big thanks to Amy at McGhies for the great comms and to the shop (sorry can't remember the name) for switching brakes over for a UK rider... that really helped. All I can say is that they are a great bunch of people and it was really worthwhile and it certainly helped make the most of a work trip. Thanks to all at McGhies!

Visited May 2014
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vegasbike, Manager at McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for your great review, Paul. We do inform all of our UK and Aussie/NZ guests that in the US we do utilize the right lever for the rear brake! Our upgraded bikes are not able to be changed to "moto" style, but our very good basic rentals (included in the tour price).
Our biggest strength is the ability of our tour guides to assess rider ability and then help riders improve on their skills. We take a lot of pride in knowing that when our guests return home to ride their trails (or try them out for the first time) that they will be safer after their experience with us.
We hope your business brings you back to Las Vegas in the near future so we can take you out on the trails again!
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Denver, Colorado
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“Intense, but fun”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We hadn't decided on whether we wanted to do a road bike or mountain bike tour. It seemed decided when we showed up that we had signed up for a mountain biking tour. My friend was a newbie and I was pretty rusty, in terms of mountain biking. My friend hadn't been on a bike in awhile, and was pretty nervous, but Bobby, our guide, was very patient with her and helped to teach her. I had only done simple mountain biking before on easy trails, and while the trails we went on near McGhie's were classified as Beginner, they seemed challenging to me. I think overall Amy, the owner, and Bobby did well to deal with our situation, but we might've had an easier time doing a road bike tour. I can see more seasoned mountain bikers having a great time with their tours. In any case, Bobby was a lot of fun and had some great stories, and Amy was very nice.

Visited May 2014
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vegasbike, Manager at McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you so much for the honest and thorough review. Your important points about the mountain biking will definitely help future guests to determine the type of ride they wish to do. Because our trails are just that-not dirt roads-they do present a far greater challenge than a lot of folks expect. Bobby said that you did a fantastic job conquering the terrain, but we certainly understand that it can be difficult to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery when you are intimidated by the rocky, sandy trails.
We pride ourselves in making each outing the perfect one for every guest. Even though you gave us a high rating, we will look at your trip and discuss how we could have better handled/recognized your discomfort and other options we might have been able to implement.
On a side note, the tour company is owned by McGhie's Ski, Bike and Board. Amy is a worker bee who has taken pride and ownership in the job we do, as have all of the guides!
Again, your review was very valuable and we will take it to heart.
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Do it”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you're thinking about doing a Mountain Bike tour when in Vegas, stop thinking and go do it with these guys.
Prior to my leaving Australia, I had been in email contact with Amy numerous times and this ensured everything was in order and organised for my tour.
My guide, Bobby, emailed me the night before and confirmed he'll pick me up at 0830 - too easy.
When we arrived at the outpost my bike was ready, complete with my pedal system, I was very impressed with the bike, a great Trek 650b that looked and felt very new and handled beautifully !

Bobby took the time to talk with me about my expectations of the day and my abilities , he presented options at times on which way to go , I told him I didn't fly all the way over the pacific to ride 8 miles so keep going ! we flowed through some sweet Nevada single-track doing about 30km.
We met up with another guide Amy and her client and the 4 of us rode together which was pretty cool.
Very different terrain and landscape than where I'm from and that just added to the epic adventure.
So much fun to be had out there.
Back to the outpost for a gatorade, a bit of a chat and a nice drive back to the hotel.
thanks for a great day and I'll be back next time we're in Vegas !

Visited April 2014
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vegasbike, Manager at McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you so much for the great review! It can be difficult to communicate with some of our international guests, so your emails were very helpful in making it a great day for you. Bobby is a pro at figuring out the best route for his guests-all of our guides are!
Although our tours are private-we don't mix rides/riders, it is so fun when two groups come together and make for an extra good time.
Please come back and ride with us again!
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“Great Ride in Cottonwood with McGhies”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I was in Vegas on April 24th, and decided to hire McGhies to provide a guided MTB trip. The weather in the Cottonwood was exceptional and Bobby knew the trails very well, including some that were more challenging. As a frequent rider at home, interesting trails and a great guide were super important. Viagra, especially, was a hoot! The Cannondale Trigger was setup perfectly for me by the Blue Diamond outpost. Definitely highly recommended and I would do again. McGhies has organized a top notch guide operation. The offers of strong bike shop coffee and the on-time pickup and return to my hotel was a bonus. This was proof that "not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

Joe Tallahassee

Visited April 2014
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vegasbike, Manager at McGhie's Guided Bicycle and Hiking Tours, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
I love your "on time pickup" comment! It IS something that we pride ourselves on. We are also flexible and can change the pickup time as your plans change. We like to reming our guests that the tour is "all about you." If we don't show up early, we are late!
Viagra is a highlight for most riders...who doesn't love a fast, flowing bobsled run? It is great that you got to experience our upgraded bike-the extra $20.00 is certainly worth it!
We look forward to seeing you again, Joe and exploring more of our trails!
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