By Alan Snel
No gubernatorial candidate has covered more ground in Nevada than Jared Fisher.
Fisher spends every day spreading his platform of economic growth, clean energy, education and outdoor resources—whether it’s talking with transportation experts at environmental meetings, working side-by-side with construction workers or lunching with Latin Chamber of Commerce leaders.
And occasionally, Fisher’s campaign for the Republican bid for governor will make a pit stop at a place or two where he has some history.
Like spending quality time with North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee on the scenic, sloping mountain bike trails outside Blue Diamond in the Red Rock Canyon area Saturday morning and hobnobbing with former bicycle race stars Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie at his bike touring business headquarters in Summerlin in Las Vegas.
On Saturday morning, Lee—a former state legislator who enjoys mountain biking—held his annual mayor’s bike ride on the gorgeous trails of Red Rock Canyon.
Lee did not make an official endorsement of Fisher, but the North Las Vegas mayor did invite the Republican gubernatorial candidate to offer a few words for the 50 or so mountain bikers who had assembled before the ride.
Fisher welcomed the bicyclists to his hometown of Blue Diamond and advised his fellow cyclists to be safe out there.
Fisher enjoyed talking about his campaign with the mayor’s bike event participants. And Lee enjoyed meeting Fisher’s friends—such as the champion mountain biking married couple of Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick.
Lee even introduced McConneloug and Broderick to his pals before the mayor’s bike race started. The couple then jetted to Europe for competitions after the Lee bike ride.
Later in the day, the scene shifted to Fisher’s Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery store in Summerlin, where the final day of the Fuel Talk Human Performance Summit was staged Saturday evening.
Pablo Quiroga, owner of Fuelixir, held the live podcast with famed former bicycle racers Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie, and local mountain bike racer Lisa Leonard.
“It’s an amazing bike shop. Most people who bike are pretty cool people. Jared would probably be a rad governor,” said Zabriskie, who lives north of Los Angeles.
Landis, who lives north of New York City and also has a business in Leadville, Colo., said Fisher would make a great governor because he’s a candidate with fresh ideas who is not part of Nevada’s political establishment.
“The more people that have great ideas who are not part of the establishment, that is good,” Landis said after the podcast.
“You need people with new ideas to step up,” said Landis, a former Tour de France winner.
About Fisher for Nevada: Fisher for Nevada is the official campaign website for Jared Fisher, a Las Vegas business owner and candidate in the 2018 Nevada governor election. Jared Fisher’s Healthy Nevada platform includes a focus on a diversified economy, strong education system and clean, renewable energy. For daily updates from the campaign, you can follow Jared and the #Fisher4Nevada team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.