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The Desert Bicycle Club promotes bicycling as a lifetime activity that encourages good health, wellness, friendship, and personal accomplishment. The club offers the opportunity to bring together like-minded athletes who wish to share the sport of cycling with others. With an emphasis on fitness riding, club members believe in nurturing and respecting one another’s abilities, and work together to improve cycling skills for safe riding in a group. The Desert Bicycle Club serves the cities of the Coachella Valley including Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Cathedral City and Palm Springs in Southern California.

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Tuesday AM Hill Circuit Ride

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Meet at Palm Desert Civic Park, San Pablo Ave to Magnesia Falls, right turn to Portola Ave. Left on Portola to Frank Sinatra (right), Right on Cook to Fairway, then right on Fairway to Portola, several loops on Mesa View, Alamo, Haystack, then Mesa View to CA-74. Right on CA-74, Left on El Paseo to CA-111 finishing at the driveway to Bagel Bistro!

Thursday “Fastest Hour” Ride

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Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Speed: 20+ MPH
Length: 20+ Miles

Meets at Palm Desert Civic Park, leaves proceeding North on San Pablo, (right) turn on Magnesia Falls, (left) North on Portola, (right) East on Frank Sinatra, then....

OPTION 1 — left on Cook, cross freeway, then right on Varner, left on 38th (look for fast traffic both directions), right on Washington past Sun City, cross freeway, right on Country Club, right on Tamarisk Row (becomes Frank Sinatra), right on Gerald Ford, left on Portola, right on Magnesia Falls, left on San Pablo, right on Fred Waring Dr., left on Town Center Way, Bagel Bistro is in the shopping center on right. (finishes there by ~ 8am) http://www.cycleclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2013.01.29-Thursday_Flat_Fast_Route_-_Option_1.pdf

OPTION 2 — left on Country Club Dr. Cross Washington and continue to end and turn right on Jeffeson. Right on Miles. Cross Washington and continue to end and turn right on Hwy 111. Continue west on Hwy 111 all the way to the Bagel Bistro (finish there by ~ 8am). NOTE: For those who want to get in one climb, turn left off Hwy 111 at El Dorado, then right on Fairway to Portola. Climb up to Mesa View, turn right the proceed up to Hwy 74, then descend north on Hwy 74 to El Paseo. Turn left on El Paseo (at light) and then turn left onto Hwy 111 for a short distance to turn into the Bagel Bistro parking lot on the right. http://www.cycleclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2013.01.29-Thursday_Flat_Fast_Route_-_Option_2.pdf

NOTE: “Show ‘N Go” Ride — There is sometimes a moderate paced 30-40 mile ride continuation of our weekday rides starting out from Bagel Bistro (corner of Hwy 111 and Town Center Way, Palm Desert) ROUTE varies. Usually leaves ~ 8:30 am. Understand that many club riders go to work after early morning ride.

C+ Weekday Ride -- A Tour of Palm Springs

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Let's welcome back Eric and join him as he leads us on a 27-mile tour of Palm Springs. We'll meet in the parking lot of Ace Hardware, 1785 E. Palm Canyon Drive, in Smoke Tree Village. As always, arrive early for a 9 AM start. There is an option to climb the tram road. I personally will most likely skip this part but others may relish the challenge. Please sign up on this website if you're planning to attend.

Here's the proposed route:

Hope to see you on Thursday!

Saturday Club Ride, Guest riders Welcome!

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Every Saturday, the DBC meets at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park parking lot. There are several rides leaving from the same location, all with different cycling skill levels and abilities. Routes can change based on several factors, including weather, road repair, etc.

Thousand Palms Canyon Ride (A Group)
55+ miles, average speed of 21+ MPH, and should be considered an advanced ride. Note: If too windy on north side of freeway, route by be modified to proceed past car dealerships on Varner and proceed east to Dillon Road, then return thru Indio and La Quinta.

La Quinta Cove/Trilogy Ride (B group)

45+ miles, 19+ MPH and should be considered an Intermediate to Advanced ride. Pace can creep up depending on route, road conditions and weather (wind). Should be comfortable riding in a group, two abreast, with small gaps between riders. (Think Peloton) Riders may get dropped due to speed, equipment issues etc. Please know where you are, so you can find your way back. Other riders may stop and wait, but some may not. Be aware.

La Quinta Cove/Trilogy Ride (B2 Group)
Route is usually the same as the B Group, but a slightly slower pace.
45+ miles, 17+ MPH, Intermediate level ride.
Cyclists should be comfortable in a group ride setting, able to repair flats, or other minor mechanical issues. The group may stop and wait, but some may not. Know where you are and how to get back.

C Rides have moved to Sundays and have a separate page.

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Saturday Club Ride, Guest riders Welcome!

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