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February 15, 2007

Tour de Palm Springs Gets Year Rolling

The other day I mentioned that Cycling Season gets rolling in March.

Well, um, the good folks in Palm Springs had other ideas, hee, hee. ;-D

The 9th Annual Tour de Palm Springs was held on February 10th with a theme of "A Tribute to Music", and this year the tour began Downtown.

The Honorary Cyclist was Monty Hall. ;-D

The event was started to promote having fun while pedaling a bicycle far enough to amaze friends and co-workers while at the same time, volunteering for a good cause.

The first Tour de Palm Springs began in 1998 with just over 300 riders when Tim Esser rode his bicycle solo from Palm Springs, CA to Jacksonvile, FL for charity. Today, the Tour hosts nearly 8,000 riders of all ages and abilities.

Cyclists rode for over 75 local charities in the Coachella Valley while being serenaded by over 20 bands of all types.

Apparently there were not only jazz, rock and roll, and marching bands, but choirs, and a small symphony orchestra along the routes.

Riders had 5 routes to choose from: 5, 10, 25, 55, and 100 miles.

Here is the Official Website of the Tour de Palm Springs.

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