Carson City Off Road traffic plans set | NevadaAppeal.com

Carson City Off Road traffic plans set

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road bicycling event will be held Friday through Saturday. Due to significant snowfall this past winter, the event was pushed back to next weekend.

Numerous city departments, as well as Epic Rides staff, the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, Muscle Powered, the Nevada State Parks Department and the U.S. Forest Service, have worked for several months on the logistics of the event.

Each year, the course goes under modifications to reduce potential impacts on both residents and businesses. A traffic control plan has been established to limit the need for continuous street closures. Throughout the duration of the event, streets in the west side will have flaggers at intersections and major route transitions. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit will escort off-road participants on both the egress and ingress course into downtown.

Bicyclists are required to have head lamps and tail lamps for nighttime riding in Carson City. Helmets are mandatory for those participating; however, helmets aren’t mandatory for spectator riders but all riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. Proper gear needs to be utilized. Bicyclists should use bike locks to secure bicycles when left unattended and use designated bicycle racks if possible and shouldn’t block or obstruct pedestrian walkways.

The city’s public transit system, Jump Around Carson, will operate alternate routes for Route 2B and Route 3 Friday and Saturday. View details at carson.org/jac.

For information, visit Twitter at @carsoncitygov and Facebook at @carsoncitygovernment.

For a detailed layout of the daily closures, view the interactive map at carson.org/epic. Follow the detour signage or use other routes.

The following streets will be affected:

  • The only full closure will be Carson Street from E. Proctor to Fifth streets beginning at 5 a.m. Friday and will last until 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • N. Mountain Street will be closed between Robinson and Washington streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Robinson Street will be closed between Mountain and Minnesota streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Robinson Street will be closed between N. Phillips Street and Nevada Street for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • N. Phillips Street will be closed between Telegraph and Robinson streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Spear Street will be closed between N. Phillips and Nevada streets for races scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • N. Minnesota Street will be closed between Spear and Robinson streets for races scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Telegraph Street will be closed between N. Phillips and Nevada streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Nevada Street will be closed between Second and Spear streets for races scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Nevada Street will be closed between Second and Robinson streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Musser Street will be closed between Nevada and Carson streets for races scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • King Street will be closed between Nevada and Curry streets for races scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • W. Second Street will be closed between Nevada and Carson streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Curry Street will be closed between Second and Musser streets for races scheduled for 1:30 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For questions or concerns, contact the Carson City Off-Road event manager Kurt Meyer at kmeyer@epicrides.com.