Tour de Palm Springs
I guess you don’t have to fly all the way to France to see a great bike race! If you flew down the 10 Freeway instead this past weekend, perhaps you caught some of the Tour de Palm Springs.
Over 10,000 riders participated in the 13th annual event that raised more than $180,000 for local charities. Well-done riders!
In 1999 when the event first started, there were just 300 riders. There were a variety of scenic routes raging from 5 miles to 100 miles, so riders of all abilities were able to be involved. People from throughout California and surrounding states participated, adding to the success of the event. Tons of volunteers were on-hand to assist with safety procedures, and there were sponsors galore this year too.
For information about next year’s event, or to be a participant, please visit http://tourdepalmsprings.com for more information.