The City of Palm Springs’ Office of Sustainability is excited to present the 3rd Cycledelic nighttime bike safety event. This colorful, fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark bike ride and vendor festival will take place Thursday, April 30, 2015 and coincide with the weekly Villagefest in downtown Palm Springs and is part of the non-motorized transportation initiative to encourage more bike riding.
Cycledelic is a FREE, fun and easy downtown loop bike ride suitable for all ages. All bike riders are required to wear helmets and obey all traffic laws, signage and routes for Cycledelic. Bike riders will gather at the festival area located at the Northwest corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way situated between Palm Canyon Drive and Belardo Road starting at 6:00p.m.
The Palm Springs Bike Coalition will be on hand to provide safety demonstrations and to fit participants with glow in the dark gear. Hot Purple Energy will provide solar generated power for the event and Pilates Plus will host stretching and free spinning classes onsite to get warmed up for the ride. Big Wheel Tours will offer bike rentals and PS Cyclery will offer bike valet service. While supplies last, bike lights and glow in the dark decorations will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. A short instruction seminar will be given at approx., 7:15p.m, focusing on bike safety, tips to navigate vehicle traffic, locking your bike and what gear should be worn for nighttime riding.
Cycledelic is possible with the support of City of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability and grant funding from the Air Quality Management District and MSRC. Thanks to the support of Villagefest, Hot Purple Energy, Palm Springs Cyclery, Pilates Plus and Chandler Coldwell, Arrowhead Spring Water, Big Wheel Tours, Nature’s Health Food and Café, CREE Network, EOS Fitness, Palm Springs Police Department, Mix 100.5 FM, Compete Magazine, City of Palm Springs Park and Recreation Department, Hocker Productions and Friend’s of CV Link.
Bike Route: Cyclists will meet on Tahquitz Canyon Way between Palm Canyon Drive and Belardo Road in downtown Palm Springs between 6:00-7:00p.m. At approx. 7:30p.m, riders will leave from Tahquitz Canyon Way and travel southbound on South Belardo Road. Riders will continue all the way down and over the Richard M. Milanovich Memorial Bridge and continue on Belardo until they reach the curve just before it intersects with South Palm Canyon Drive doing 2 loops to complete the 7-mile fun ride. For cyclists looking for a little more challenge, there will be an extension portion of the ride at Mesquite Road. Riders will be able to turn right at Mesquite and travel westbound to the top of Mesquite to the entrance of Tahquitz Canyon, turn around at the top of the grade, travel back down eastbound on Mesquite and re-join the other riders at Belardo, who are traveling southbound. PS Cyclery will provide bike valet if cyclists would like to stay and enjoy Villagefest until 10:00p.m. For updates, visit www.HealthyPlanetHealthyYouPS.com.
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