Are charity cycling events a lost cause? Not yet, at least at the Tour de Palm Springs. Since 1999, the nonprofit group behind the event, CVSPIN (Coachella Valley Serving People In Need), has given more than $3.2 million to charities including Boy Scout troops, homeless organizations, high school bands, Desert AIDS Project, United Cerebral Palsy, and countless others.
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Topics include the new Shimano Ultegra R8000 and SRAM GX 12 releases, a review of the Bicyclist Provisions Matrix in the latest issue of the magazine, and a 50-mile proposed path that will connect Coachella Valley to the Salton Sea in California.
Recently, I had the pleasure of riding with the Desert Bike Club on their Flat Fast and Furious Thursday ride (aka The Rat Pack). So, if you’re in town and looking for a cool fast group ride, this ride is solid. I dig it.
The Monkey Tree Hotel hosts all the accommodations that cyclists look for, and features sports recovery amenities which are excellent after a climb through the mountains or cruise along the sand.