2022 Cycleoverride Defcon 30 Edition

UPDATE 2 (Aug 11, 2022): The ride is tomorrow. As of 1:25 pm Pacific Time the bike shop has some mountain bikes left, but are no longer accepting reservations online for tomorrow. However, they will accept phone reservations before 5pm PT today: +1-702-596-2953 option 1. After 5pm, if you don’t have a bike, we apologize. We will do our best to get you the info on ride share also, which went out a few moments ago via email.

UPDATE (July 5, 2022): We have secured a new rental shop just up the road from McGhies called Las Vegas Cyclery. They will support our ride in a similar fashion as in the past.

TLDR: Ride a bicycle with us at Defcon – event signup here!!! Email info at cycleoverride dot org or DM us on Twitter @cycle_override if you have questions. This lets us know you intend to ride with use. Keep reading to rent a bike. Reserve bike here. You must register in the google form with the same email as you reserve your bike so we can match reservations with the shop.

TLDR2:  Bike shop will meet us at 6:30am to hand out rentals. You do not need to go there ahead of time.

It’s time for the Defcon 30 version of the Cycle Override Defcon bike ride!!!

The date of this years bike ride is Friday, AUGUST 12th, 2022 at 6am. This is Friday of Defcon. We will meet outside [Find a group to Uber/Taxi with] at 6:00am.

Registration is here. This is just so we can get a count and arrange comms leading up to the event. It will also give us your email so we can blast out any details needed pre ride, or at 5:25am on August 9th.

Here’s the deal – we have partnered with Las Vegas Cyclery in Las Vegas for our ride. Yes – they will throw your clipless pedals and seat posts on if you insist. They have an assortment of bikes.

Bike rental is first come first serve. You can always ship out your bike for about $100 each way on most airlines. We’ve had 50+ people before and they can usually get you what you want.

Here’s what YOU have to do:

You need to go here and reserve your ride. We recommend you pay the $10 extra for insurance. You will need to pay with a credit card. Then submit the Google Form here if you haven’t already. FYI: the bike shop will put a hold on your credit card for the value of the bike and release it when you return the bike. This could be a lot for some of the road bikes (up to $4500). Get the insurance.

When you reserve your bike (after payment) – put in your name followed by (Defcon). You will be asked to sign a waiver via an email that comes at the same time as your confirmation.

Use this chart based on your height and inseam to figure out your size and fill the comment box out accordingly:

From mcghies.com

You alone are solely responsible for your bike reservation. Las Vegas Cyclery is aware that we are running this event and will support us, but it’s on you to make sure you are all set with a bike.


NOTE: This ride may be at a higher altitude than you are used to. (2600-3800 ft)

OK — last piece the route – you can see the route here. This is the same route as last year (and the year before, and the year before that). Basically the route is slightly uphill out – and mostly downhill back. It’s looking like we’ll have a car heading up the back. There may be a bigger loop for those interested – we’ll let you know soon (basically taking the scenic loop around and catching up w/the group on your way back) – but it will likely be unofficial.

We are looking for sponsors so let us know if you are aware of anyone interested in throwing in some schwag or some cash to help support this ride. It will be used for hydration.

What do I do next?

Once you reserve your bike — all you have to do is wait for Defcon 30! Oh and keep riding!


The Cycle Override Team

PS if you have any questions — leave a comment so everyone can see the answer!